Seagull in the Rain

By Miles Herbert    
Yet another Seagull. Was playing with a D70 in the park.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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Anthony Plus
15 5.6k 17 Scotland
5 Apr 2004 4:37PM

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5 Apr 2004 4:45PM
Wow, this picture is very nice. Its really sharp and great in composition with the wings towards the corners! Karolina
ccmole Plus
13 14
5 Apr 2004 4:49PM

love the rain (?) in the shot too

how do you get these focused so well
5 Apr 2004 5:07PM
Very well caught especially in what must have been low light conditions. Great shot.
ericfaragh Plus
13 138 4 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 5:16PM
Excellent image. Sharp and full of detail. Well done Miles.
Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 5:19PM
Thanks for the comments. This was taken with a brand new D70 straight out of the box, with a Sigma 70 - 300 F5.6 APO fitted. Exposure was set on manual by accident (!) and was I think 1/60th at F8. ISO was set at 400 for the low light. I wasn't actually aware it was raining as this was taken from where I was sat inside the car. Seagull was hovering in a strong head wind.

Must say that first impression of the D70 is... WOW. Second impression is ... must try the Sigma 50 - 500 on it!
Terry L Plus
13 591 5 England
5 Apr 2004 5:43PM
Well caught Miles focus is spot on with good detail and composition.

cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 27 Northern Ireland
5 Apr 2004 6:15PM
superb wing detail...
5 Apr 2004 6:32PM
So sharp it gives this seagull a personality!! Brilliantly captured!

stevie Plus
13 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 6:58PM
A brilliant capture, Miles, very well done.
5 Apr 2004 7:04PM
mkenney Plus
13 64
5 Apr 2004 7:48PM
Fantastic shot.
kit-monster Plus
13 3.7k 2 Singapore
5 Apr 2004 9:00PM
Miles - this is great, I love the rain as well as the bird! Fantastic,

p-g Plus
12 126 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 9:07PM
Beautifully sharp image. Well captured.
5 Apr 2004 10:11PM
Great shot - nice back ground
ronr Plus
13 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 10:21PM
Such a sharp, detailed photo, click.
Congratulations on an excellent shot and a well deserved award.
5 Apr 2004 10:44PM
brilliant shot, so sharp, click
5 Apr 2004 11:11PM
Spot on! Well done on the award.
billma Plus
13 119 United States
5 Apr 2004 11:52PM
Yes no question this photo deserves an EC!..great shot'.
IanA Plus
13 3.0k 12 England
6 Apr 2004 6:16AM
Superb capture Miles.
Well done.

Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2004 6:51AM
Wow, didn't expect this. Thank you for the comments, and thank you for the award Pete. Have to smile a little at this, The first reel of film I ever put through my F80, one of the images from Poole Park won an EC, and now on the D70, the first few pictures, also from Poole Park, this one wins an EC. Must be something to do with Nikons Smile
adamburton Plus
13 627 11 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2004 8:02AM
great shot miles. i looked straight away to see what camera you used and was surprised to see D70! Those Lee filters werent enough to quench the appetite I see Wink

Whats it like then? I have to admit Im tempted!

Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2004 8:55AM
You got mail Adam. Thanks for the comment.
Ewan Plus
13 383 Scotland
6 Apr 2004 9:12AM
Beautifully sharp snd well-composed. Nice one!
6 Apr 2004 9:49AM
Superb, well done on the award.
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
6 Apr 2004 12:02PM
Excellent detail & composition Miles & a worthy EC too!

soozi5 Plus
13 34
6 Apr 2004 1:56PM
Great shot! so crisp and clear...would be rapt to be able to call this one of the way, your seagulls look different to ours! rather pretty actually.
Tony_M Plus
13 342 England
6 Apr 2004 7:27PM
Extremely good work for using a new camera literally out-of-the-box! Hope to see more from the D70 soon.
seven21 Plus
13 196
7 Apr 2004 7:26PM
Great capture Miles - congrats on yet another EC - you will soon fill the page! - steve
7 Apr 2004 10:58PM
Superb Stuff once again what about shooting a bad shot just to show us you can.Well done
LAF Plus
13 1.7k
9 Apr 2004 11:20AM
The more I come back to this the more I like it. Great capture and I love the depiction of the weather. Very well deserved EC.

billydo Plus
13 79 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2004 7:39PM
Fantastic quality photograph! Well done.
12 Apr 2004 9:19PM
Wonderful shot, about as good as it gets, well done,

Mike Neale
naturenut Plus
14 1.8k England
14 Apr 2004 8:41PM
Stunning sharp shot Miles, congratulations.
cdm36 Plus
13 391 7 England
15 Apr 2004 1:24PM
Simply perfect, great clarity.
Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2004 9:39PM
colin beeley Plus
14 1.1k 10 England
23 Apr 2004 7:33PM
this is spot on . Bloody good image.
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
27 Apr 2004 7:33AM
A great capture Miles. Congratulations on the EC. The definition and composition are superb .
BTW . I like and am amazed at your bio picture. I imagined you as a venerable old man with siver hair as you are so knowledgable and such a great photographer. Didn't realise I was talking to a YOUNG man Smile))click
Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2004 6:35AM
Mavis! Flattery will get you everywhere!, but thankyou for your kind comments.
11 May 2004 4:48PM
Fantastic accident? Jeez!

andytvcams Plus
14 10.4k United Kingdom
12 Jun 2004 5:28PM
They dont come much better than this congratulations.

6 Jul 2004 10:13AM
WOW!! 50th click Miles!
There is nothing left for me to say!!


(don't know how I managed to miss this one!)
13 Jul 2004 5:21PM
What can I say that has not already been said! Fantastic shot of the seagull, it is so sharp and detailed, the lighting perfect.
mattberry Plus
12 259 14 England
21 Aug 2004 9:53PM
Fantastic shot! near to perfect as you can probably be. I love the whole feel of it, everything seems to fit together, the colours of the gull with the background and the rain and the border too! Not to mention its so sharp you could cut yourself on it!

Well done!
1 Nov 2004 1:15AM
Outstanding - congratulations on a well-deserved EC! *click*
Susie :o)
Miles Herbert Plus
14 1.8k 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 7:08AM
25 Nov 2004 8:55AM
Great great shot.well deserved EC.

28 Nov 2004 2:25PM
They don't come better than this ooooh, congratulations *****
2 May 2005 10:27PM
Miles, your stuff is always outstanding, this one especially as they are so hard to capture, Max
losts congratulations and best of luck for next

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