gull on the wing

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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?
04/02/2014 - 22:16ronniemac
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/10
Focal Length300mm


Link Posted 04/02/2014 - 22:23
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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Link Posted 04/02/2014 - 22:37
Thanks Stephen, good idea, it's taken straight from raw. I'll have a play around in lightroom and see what happens.


Link Posted 04/02/2014 - 23:00
Don't think there's enough definition or even skill there to redeem this one, but fun it was.
Last Edited by ronniemac on 04/02/2014 - 23:01


Link Posted 05/02/2014 - 07:01
Pure Poetry, IMHO. The Concept of Flying


Link Posted 05/02/2014 - 10:08
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...




Link Posted 05/02/2014 - 20:04
superb abstract like creation ..
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Link Posted 06/02/2014 - 15:23
Am very encouraged by your comments, people. They give me encouragement to experiment. Wouldn't have tried this in the days of film!


Link Posted 07/02/2014 - 18:46
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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Link Posted 18/02/2014 - 14:07
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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