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Storm Flight

Storm Flight
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Copyright: Lisa Walker (FeatherBirdLady) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 82] (500)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-09
Categories: Birds, Seascape, Mountain, Ocean
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600, Fujinon Zoom Lens 10X Optical Zoom, Compact Flash 1GB
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1.25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-12-09 19:38
Viewed: 3541
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A third-year Herring Gull flies off while others of varying ages watch. . .at MacKerricher State Park in Cleone, California, between the storms that hit the coast today, December 9 2006.
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To peter_stoeckl: Wow, thank youFeatherBirdLady 1 01-01 23:34
To Ken52: thanks KenFeatherBirdLady 1 12-09 23:41
To Evelynn: thank youFeatherBirdLady 1 12-09 23:39
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I remember camping at MacKerricher Park many times through the years. We are about to head down that way in a couple of weeks. I hope the weather will be a little better than here in Oregon. It doen't look like I should hold my breath.

You managed to catch this gull in flight. I am terrible at panning. I always lose track of the bird. The shot really needs to be rotated in pp. I did a workshop to straighten, and remove noise.

Evelynn : )

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
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Nice shot to get some much in focus. I like the exposure a lot. I like the composition too, but I also think that Evelynn did a nice workshop on it. I wish I knew how to use PhotoShop to make minor corrections.

Hi Feather,
a perfect document of stormy weather.
Very good picture report indeed. Looks very intense, quite dramatical to see the huge waves, and the trees in the center shaken and bent by the storm.
Good sharpness all over the birds and the landscape makes this capture a real panorama that makes you feel able to walk right in, feel the elements, hear the shrieks of the gulls and the roaring sea.
The little roughness of noise in the image fits perfectly well here to the roughness of the documented situation, so I would not recommend to do much postwork cleaning. And even the tilted horizon does a good job here: it definitely intensifies the drama of elements in motion.
With thanks, and best regards,

Happy New Year!

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