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Anthony 18 5.6k 17 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 4:37PM

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cowbag 16 1
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 16 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 16 149 5 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 5:16PM
Excellent image. Sharp and full of detail. Well done Miles.
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 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 16 609 5 England
5 Apr 2004 5:43PM
Well caught Miles focus is spot on with good detail and composition.

cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
5 Apr 2004 6:15PM
superb wing detail...
marcbowker 16 14
5 Apr 2004 6:32PM
So sharp it gives this seagull a personality!! Brilliantly captured!

stevie 16 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 6:58PM
A brilliant capture, Miles, very well done.
ofalgibra 16 2
5 Apr 2004 7:04PM
mkenney 16 64
5 Apr 2004 7:48PM
Fantastic shot.
kit-monster 16 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 16 126 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 9:07PM
Beautifully sharp image. Well captured.
5 Apr 2004 10:11PM
Great shot - nice back ground
ronr 16 3 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2004 10:21PM
Such a sharp, detailed photo, click.
5 Apr 2004 10:28PM
Congratulations on an excellent shot and a well deserved award.
gillymot 16 14
5 Apr 2004 10:44PM
brilliant shot, so sharp, click
tigertot 17 36 England
5 Apr 2004 11:11PM
Spot on! Well done on the award.
billma 16 119 United States
5 Apr 2004 11:52PM
6 Apr 2004 1:44AM
Yes no question this photo deserves an EC!..great shot'.
IanA 16 3.0k 12 England
6 Apr 2004 6:16AM
Superb capture Miles.
Well done.

Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 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 16 627 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 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2004 8:55AM
You got mail Adam. Thanks for the comment.
Ewan 17 383 Scotland
6 Apr 2004 9:12AM
Beautifully sharp snd well-composed. Nice one!
Gary_Williams 16 38 3 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2004 9:49AM
Superb, well done on the award.
Greyheron 18 282 7 England
6 Apr 2004 12:02PM
Excellent detail & composition Miles & a worthy EC too!

soozi5 16 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 16 342 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 16 259
7 Apr 2004 7:26PM
Great capture Miles - congrats on yet another EC - you will soon fill the page! - steve
Steinmachine 16 80 Scotland
7 Apr 2004 10:58PM
Superb Stuff once again what about shooting a bad shot just to show us you can.Well done
LAF 17 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 17 79 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2004 7:39PM
Fantastic quality photograph! Well done.
neeley 18 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2004 9:19PM
Wonderful shot, about as good as it gets, well done,

Mike Neale
naturenut 17 1.8k England
14 Apr 2004 8:41PM
Stunning sharp shot Miles, congratulations.
cdm36 16 391 7 England
15 Apr 2004 1:24PM
Simply perfect, great clarity.
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
17 Apr 2004 9:39PM
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17 1.2k 10 England
23 Apr 2004 7:33PM
this is spot on . Bloody good image.
Mavis 18 143 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 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2004 6:35AM
Mavis! Flattery will get you everywhere!, but thankyou for your kind comments.
rubarb 16 8
11 May 2004 4:48PM
Fantastic accident? Jeez!

andytvcams 17 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
12 Jun 2004 5:28PM
They dont come much better than this congratulations.

aunt sally 16 110 United Kingdom
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!)
tartanlady 16 58 Scotland
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 16 259 14 Greece
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!
rosie42 16 7 Australia
1 Nov 2004 1:15AM
Outstanding - congratulations on a well-deserved EC! *click*
Susie :o)
Miles Herbert 17 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 7:08AM
Portknockie 15 48 Scotland
25 Nov 2004 8:55AM
Great great shot.well deserved EC.

daringdaphne 16 82 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2004 2:25PM
They don't come better than this ooooh, congratulations *****
ozimax 16
2 May 2005 10:27PM
Miles, your stuff is always outstanding, this one especially as they are so hard to capture, Max
9 Oct 2005 10:50AM
losts congratulations and best of luck for next

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