gull on the wing

by ronniemac

Usually delete these sort of photos. Compositionally and technically dreadful, hand held 300mm 1/10 secm taken on the spur of the moment, but there is something I like about this photo. Bin or keep?
Uploaded04/02/2014 - 22:16
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/10
Focal Length300mm

Posted 04/02/2014 - 22:23 Link
I would have a further play with it - say crop to just showing the bird and really turn up the contrast and colour for fun and see what flies out!
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Posted 04/02/2014 - 22:37 Link
Thanks Stephen, good idea, it's taken straight from raw. I'll have a play around in lightroom and see what happens.
Posted 04/02/2014 - 23:00 Link
Don't think there's enough definition or even skill there to redeem this one, but fun it was.
Edited by ronniemac: 04/02/2014 - 23:01
Posted 05/02/2014 - 07:01 Link
Pure Poetry, IMHO. The Concept of Flying
Posted 05/02/2014 - 10:08 Link
I really like this and would definitely keep it... it might also be worth trying more of... there's a fair few togs in the growing Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) fraternity who'd be all over this...

Posted 05/02/2014 - 20:04 Link
superb abstract like creation ..
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Posted 06/02/2014 - 15:23 Link
Am very encouraged by your comments, people. They give me encouragement to experiment. Wouldn't have tried this in the days of film!
Posted 07/02/2014 - 18:46 Link
I love this shot. Don't bin it. It borders on abstract and reality. If anything, take some similar shots and I'll look forward to seeing them.
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Posted 18/02/2014 - 14:07 Link
Whenever I see motion blur I always think of chris friel

Your photograph is a great example of how blur works in this way. I don't understand the technicalities of digital ways to capture these images (me? use film only) but it would be great if you carried on experimenting more like this. This photograph is lovely.
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