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Noisy Reflection

Noisy Reflection
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Copyright: Ken Slade (Ken52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-12-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT), Canon EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6, 58mm circular polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in Flight, Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-19 20:36
Viewed: 3762
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)

I hope you do not mind that I am giving you another Ring-billed Gull. I took this photo at the lake near my house. It was mostly overcast skies and very little wind which allowed for a nice reflection in the water.

For this photo, I was in AV mode. I set the aperture for f8.0 and the camera gave me a shutter speed of 1/640s. The ISO was 400. Focal length was 135mm.

I did not crop this photo. I only resized it for TN, made adjustment to contrast and sharpness, and used Neat Image noise filter on low setting.

If you want more information about this gull, you can find it with my previous gull photos.

Thank you for reading.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-12-19 20:50]

Hello Ken

A very good in flight capture, I really like that reflection.Very sharp details and lovely natural colours.It looks like he is ready to touch his own reflection.A good action shot.TFS


Ken, nice capture, especially with the reflection. I posted a gull photo yesterday, same species, too. Good work, and thanks for posting

Hi Ken,
Very nice moment you've captured!!
Well done, outstanding details and sharpness, nice POV and colours, but it's regrettable that you cut the reflection of gull's wings.
But still very good!!

Well this is just fantastic. I love the clarity, reflection, composition and the presentation. Congratulations on a beautiful image.
Well taken.

Hello Ken,
I like a lot this scene, with the bird flying so close to the surface...The wing´s strucure is a wonder, and we can appreciate it thanks to your POV here.
Congratulations and thanks for share,

Perfect exposure and good sharp, pity the reflections is not complete, overall a great capture.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-12-20 2:29]

That is a fantastic pose, Ken.
Very dynamic!
The details are sharp, with good exposure,
and the reflection is crystal clear.
Too bad you did not get the whole reflection.
But a terrific shot in any case.
TFS. : )

Hello Ken,
excellent shot here! Fantastic reflection! Excellent sharpness, great POV, framing and exposure. This is an excellent composition. Thank you.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2006-12-20 3:03]

Hi Ken,
Great capture with beautiful detail, it looks like he's playing patty cake with himself.
Thanks Rick

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-20 4:40]

Hi Ken

What a terrific in-flight!
The pose of this lovely gull here is fantastic - flying just an inch or two over the surface of the water (proabaly getting ready to land or catch something).
The POV here is great, the DOF excellently chosen and the the natural colors beautiful and well saturated.
Also the composition is very nice capturing part of the charming reflection.
Very well done!

Bravo and TFS

  • Great 
  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2006-12-20 4:57]

wuuuu fantastic shot
great timing !!!
well done Libor

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-12-20 12:16]

Hello Ken,

Wonderful capture of a very common bird! But here we can see how nice the Ring-billed gull can be! Perfect controlled exposition and very nice behavior from the bird! The pov cannot be better... It should have been nice to have the complete reflection in the picture but it is a full frame photo.

Bravo, Ken! It is a very good and nice picture. TFS,


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  • Lawn (0)
  • [2006-12-21 19:31]

Ken, wonderful

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-12-22 8:11]

Buen reflejo y detalles, agradable disparo y original... saludos Ken,

Hi dear Ken ,
excellent shot at nice moment.
great light,composition and sharpness.
very well done

Hi Ken
Outstanding timing on this fantastic capture of this Gull. Wonderful reflection. TFS

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