Saturday, June 03, 2006

Sea Gulls

I like to photograph sea gulls. Not only are they graceful in flight they are great to practice my panning on.


At June 03, 2006 9:51 PM, Anonymous Mrs. R.O. Thirds said...

I love the reflection of the seagull on the water. Very cool.

At June 04, 2006 9:10 AM, Blogger Paul Wood said...

Hi Mrs R.O.T:

The reflection picture was taken at Ritchie Lake the end of November last year. It was a tough shot as I was using an old 300 mm manual fixed lens. I had no metering on my camera so I set the aperature for a reasonable DOF and guessed the correct shutter speed. The place I was standing was icy and my tripod and I kept sliding downhill. I saw this seagull coming in low and was determined to get a picture of him. I pre-focused on a spot in front and tracked him until he got where I thought he should be and snapped the shutter. I am getting too accustomed to zoom and auto focus I guess. I am pleased it turned out as good as it did. I got a 12 X 18 print made and it looks really good. I plan to get it framed sometime soon.

At June 04, 2006 8:56 PM, Blogger Carrie & Family said...

cool shots!! I also like the refection one and the sea gull coming out of the water.

Good job Daddy!


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