Blackheaded gull,winter plummage.

Photo Information
First fumbling shot with the K10D.
I know the wing tip is missing but it goes to show what a great camera this is!Used Pentax 50-200mm lens.
22/01/2009 - 06:29pentaxboyo
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/750
Focal Length50mm


Link Posted 22/01/2009 - 10:12
Real love the composition and colour, also encouraged that you shot it with a 50mm focal lens, as I dont have a long lens and this proves you can get great results with standard kit

Pentax K1, K3, c/w 18-55 WR Kit Lens , 35mm DA , 100mm macro, 50-135 F2.8 DA*, 16-50 F2.8 DA*, 300mm F4 DA* Sigma 24mm F 2.8 super wide II, 15mm F4 Limited, Z 50P c/w 24mm & 35- 70mm 50mm F 1.4 A series, Lumix Compact


Link Posted 22/01/2009 - 10:23
Of course you can take stunning pictures with standard kit and this photo proves it. Gulls do come in close and you've made the most of this close encounter. It's beautfully sharp and has real impact.
You wouldn't get a golden eagle or osprey like this with a standard lens though.


Link Posted 22/01/2009 - 10:56
Thanks for the compliments.This was actually taken with the pentax telephoto 50-200.But you're right it was at the focal length of 50mm.You also have to get in close and use a few tricks like bread,wear camo clothes and walk very slowly!!My time in the Army has helped to get really close and also a lttle bit of luck! Once again cheers.Ade to see a Golden Eagle!!

Kr,K10D,pentax 50-200mm sigma 50mm f2.8 macro and Tamron 70-300mm
Last Edited by pentaxboyo on 22/01/2009 - 10:59


Link Posted 22/01/2009 - 11:26
Great shot with good colour and detail.


Link Posted 22/01/2009 - 16:22
nice shoot.
just keep snapping,

CAMERAS = k200d + battery grip.
nikon d300 + battery grip.
LENSES = tamron aspherical DII 18-200mm f3.5/6.3,
nikon 18-200mm afs vr f3.5/5.6 g dx
sigma 150-500mm apo dg hsm os
sigma 170-500mm apo dg
FLASH = samsung sef36pzf flash + more.


Link Posted 22/01/2009 - 17:20
Nice shot, well tempted to you, just as long as it did not leave a deposit on your lens.
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