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Regretting take off

By Kaxxie
Hi everyone

This is one from Rivermead Island on Sunday. I gave my friend the bread to feed the ducks and the geese whilst I sat camera at the ready. I realised part way through that Id forgotten my new lens could zoom in and out! I was so cross with myself. Where the gulls appeared from Ill never know. They were nowhere to be seen until the food appeared. I took 220 images. Some of them are ok. I took your advise on board and adjusted the aperture and shutter speed for this. 😉 Its better viewed large. Never thought Id actually say that but you miss the water droplets otherwise. 😂😂😂

Thank you all for the votes and kind comments on the Spring Day in February image and to Colleen (ColleenA) and Rich (woodini254) for the precious UAs. Dave(Jasper87) thank you so much for the mod and your advice. The mod is a great improvement.

Take care


Tags: Black headed gull River thames Inflight Wildlife and nature Waterdroplets Rivermead Island

Voters: JohnDyer, nellacphoto, scrimmy and 49 more

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davyskid 6 2 Scotland
5 Apr 2022 1:02PM
Great capture Karen Wink The Gull's are the same in my garden if you put anything out they just appear Sad
ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
5 Apr 2022 1:17PM
What a great inflight capture, your title made me smile.
Saastad 3 16 17 Norway
5 Apr 2022 1:23PM
Beautifully captured flight photo!

Arne Smile
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2022 1:29PM
Excellent capture, very well seen Karen.
Isabel GrinGrin
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
5 Apr 2022 2:09PM
You are beginning to get the hang of the new lens, Karen. A lovely close-up of the gull, with a nice muted background.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
5 Apr 2022 2:33PM
Impressive in-flight capture Karen , yes the droplets are wonderful
5 Apr 2022 2:41PM
Well done Karen..... a nice shot with droplets an all.SmileSmile
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2022 3:23PM
Well captured Karen, love the water droplets SmileSmile
cooky Plus
19 6 8 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2022 3:38PM
Fabulous image. So well taken and great title.

banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4336 Canada
5 Apr 2022 3:49PM
Funny to read your description as I left a comment on an earlier image of yours about not using 300mm every time! Guess you missed it; I uploaded a mod.

The camera has a subject tracking capability using the auto-focus move AF-C you can try withe moving bird shots like this one.


af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2022 4:05PM
Fabulous capture Karen . 👍👍👍👍Alan
johnsd Plus
16 4 2 Scotland
5 Apr 2022 4:06PM
A lovely action shot Karen.

John D
5 Apr 2022 4:06PM
Well captured.
SUE118 Plus
14 8 1 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2022 5:16PM
2 super images.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2022 5:49PM
A terrific in flight capture
5 Apr 2022 6:10PM
Lovely in flight capture. Debs
LoryC 6 2 Italy
5 Apr 2022 6:13PM
Great timing, lovely droplets.

Lory 📸
Jukka Plus
11 1 Finland
5 Apr 2022 8:01PM
Great inflight Karen with the title. SmileSmileSmile

6 Apr 2022 2:01AM
A great flight capture...and then some, Karen.

6 Apr 2022 5:57AM
A well caught and fascinating image, Karen.

Great capture Karen.
johnke 10 232 17 England
6 Apr 2022 8:32AM
The droplets are very clear Karen, well take and framed John
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
6 Apr 2022 12:12PM
As mentioned in my PM, gulls just appear out of nowhere when there's food around!! 😳 A very well captured in-flight shot here, Karen, love those water droplets 😃👍🏻
Trev 😀
6 Apr 2022 7:56PM
Great in flight capture Karen . And yourNew lens is impressive !

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