Take a bow...

by matwhittington

Ta-Daaah! I love this shot (although it's not quite sharp) of a Gull landing on ice this morning. To me it looks for all the world like he's taking a bow. He was quite a long way away though, pretty much pushing the limits of the lens (with me operating it at any rate).
Uploaded17/01/2010 - 19:45
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/400
Focal Length300mm

Posted 18/01/2010 - 11:45 Link
Nice shot! Seems pretty good for 300mm. Is this with the 55-300?
AF - Pentax K5, Sigma 10-20/4-5.6, Tamron 17-50/2.8, Sigma 30/1.4, Sigma 70-200/2.8, Tamron 70-300/4-5.6
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Posted 18/01/2010 - 18:39 Link
This was with the sigma 70-300, and in fairness is a bit of a crop too as the gull was quite a distance away...

Mat W

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Posted 26/02/2010 - 06:47 Link
Yes, not quite sharp but an engaging capture anyway. The reflection adds to the image. The darker patches in the top corners make me think they should be cleaned up or perhaps a subtle vignette applied.

Regards, Ian.

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