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Flight of the Birds

Flight of the Birds
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Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 137 N: 804] (3107)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-13 10:52
Viewed: 3741
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this group of Sea Gulls sitting on the beach as Mike and I were walking. I walked past them snapping a few photos, but then couldn't resist running towards them so they would fly up in front of the Three Arches Rocks for a photo op. Good thing there weren't any other people on the beach that day, they would have thought I'd lost my mind, running towards these birds with my camera ;-)

Photo: Leveled horizon, Cropped, Brightness/Contrast, Resize, Sharpened.

I believe these are Western Gulls, there is a very interesting article on how to tell the difference in Pacific Northwest Gulls and others here.

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To Tim: I'm glad you enjoyedLCannon 1 07-06 14:15
To Janice: Yes I agree with theLCannon 3 06-13 23:08
To Karin: Yes Karin,LCannon 1 06-13 17:52
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Very nice photo of flying gulls. nteresting background. Lovely..

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-06-13 14:16]

Hi Lori, very good capture of this birds, the composition and combination of colors is also very good, Juan

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-06-13 14:34]

Hi Lori,
Nice shot!
The birds in flight are great and the scenario in the BG fantastic compodes with the photo, good DOF, POV and sharpness.
well done

Hi Lori
Thanks for dropping by, I appreciate it.
This is a lovely scene, AND there are birdies too. Nice action.
I hate to do this, but tilt the horizon just a wee bit to make the water level, easily done in PS with the crop tool. As I have always said, this is to help you make a better picture, not to bite you.
Take care

Hi Lori, nice action shot taken in a great landscape.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-13 16:16]
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Hi Lori,
Good action photo, its nice you also have an interesting background, with those islands.
Soft colors in the same range. Your horizon is somewhat lower on the right. OOps, I see someone else said so too. Looks as if it was difficult to get them on the picture without cutting one or more gulls off. But it has something other pictures don't always have : an atmosphere!

This is and incredible capture Lori.
Great composition, colors and beautiful details, all those birds at thw sane time.
Excellent POV and BG, great framing too.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-13 19:29]
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The seagulls do look great here, but we really know awful they really are, don't we? Scavengers and pests!! No comment on the horizon(!!) but the islands in the BG look good too. Well captured,

Hi Lori,

you managed to capture a lot of movement without much blur. Exposure is good too. I agree with all the above comments too.


Evelynn : )

Good action photo,great composition, colors and beautiful details.

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  • Tim Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 27] (105)
  • [2006-07-06 13:54]
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WOW! The gulls look almost surreal in this picture. What a great job you did with this posting. Glad you told me about it. I didn't realize you left a bunch of nice comments on my pics here in TN (last year). So sorry!

God's best always,


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