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Challenge: Reflections in Water (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony Alpha 1
Lens: Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS
Date: Oct 2, 2021
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Oct 19, 2021

I wasn't sure how this was going to go over. I loved the idea, but I wasn't sure that I edited it well enough for it to work, and if the seagull being so oof would be a negative. I liked that it was just a bit of a looming spector. But I loved the fact that I had a seagull reflection without a seagull -- I had to enter it even though I had other shots that might have worked better. So I love that this one did this well. Thanks so much for the comments!

Seagulls shouldn't be a spooky thing, but they do love to steal things from other birds. Though they don't seem to bother most of the wading birds up in Chincoteague. Just each other.

I believe this is a greater yellow legs. I'll have to look it up later.

Place: 5 out of 49
Avg (all users): 6.8780
Avg (participants): 6.8462
Avg (non-participants): 6.9333
Views since voting: 278
Views during voting: 78
Votes: 41
Comments: 9
Favorites: 0

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10/28/2021 09:11:14 PM
This was such a strange image -- an image within and image and it makes me want to look up for the source of the shadow.

Based on extensive interactions with seagulls - I consider them to be an Apex predator. :)
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10/27/2021 10:12:21 AM
Still and movement in the same frame. Really nice image.
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10/27/2021 06:21:58 AM
Awesome! I'm so sorry I couldn't finish voting last night (bad internet connection) as your score would have been a 6.9286 after my 9 got added. :-/ This is a wonderful image.
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10/27/2021 03:07:28 AM
Fantastic image, the second of my only two 9s in this challenge :)
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10/27/2021 12:43:51 AM
This is truly amazing. I knew it would be one of the main contenders.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2021 01:23:56 PM
Walking on water!
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10/24/2021 07:36:58 PM
Perfect for this challenge.
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10/24/2021 01:25:48 PM
Spot on for the challenge. A Sandpiper of some sort? At any rate, from the Tringa family, and beautifully captured. The inclusion of the looming gull works really well for this challenge, although I am certain the as a stand-alone photo I would prefer it with clear negative space. In my top 5.
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10/22/2021 05:17:33 PM
A seagull. A seagull lurks above. :P Great image. 8
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