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Gulls in Flight
Gulls in Flight

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Pentax K100D
Lens: Chinon 135mm f/2.8 M42
Location: New Buffalo, Michigan
Date: Mar 18, 2008
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/4000th sec
Galleries: Animals, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Mar 18, 2008

While taking pictures in New Buffalo, Michigan we happened upon people feeding these gulls. After the people left I suprised the gulls and caught their initial take off as seen here. Not much editing here, converted from RAW then adjusted brightness/contrast, levels and colors. Barely tweaked the curves and here you have it.

Place: 310 out of 500
Avg (all users): 5.4967
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4182
Avg (non-participants): 5.7073
Views since voting: 2289
Views during voting: 215
Votes: 151
Comments: 4
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/06/2008 02:42:00 PM
love the repetition of the gulls. I have tried for a similar shot on numerous occasions, and failed, so have some admiration for this!
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04/03/2008 12:58:21 PM
I think some separation between the subject and the bird in the background would have helped. Bokeh does it somewhat, but is still makes the center a bit too busy.
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04/02/2008 12:42:08 PM
well shot technically, but i always prefer the animal motion shots when the composition is off-center, so it looks like the animal is moving towards something or coming from somewhere (IMO)
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04/02/2008 11:54:01 AM
Great capture!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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