Birds in Town (13 pics)

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  1. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Last Friday, I went on a photographic excursion into Hamburg once again. Unlike the weather I had experienced on the two days in October of last year when I went exploring the port area on the Old Warehouse District plus the old Gangway Gates (touristy areas), I was not favoured with any blue skies, sunshine or anything bringing out bright colours this time. I still came home with a good many pics.

    My first series to show you will be the birds that I saw right there in the city.

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    Mallards - those are everywhere. I could only photograph them down from a bridge, and the 200mm zoom does not really get me anywhere as near as some peoples' 400mm lenses take them, ah well :er: ...

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    Small gulls, some seemingly walking on the water surface, but they don't really, of course ;)

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    A big seagull swooping in with some food in its beak, ready to feed on the ice.

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    The crow in front of the Main Railway Station building (for newcomers: crows are kind of "obligatory" ... still. You see one, you take its pic. Best would be a crow going caw-caw on a tombstone, better even a cross, on a cemetary, but there they are not always at hand....!)

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    Some seagulls I observed on a playground right between these houses.
     
  2. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

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    Right on.... LaFoto shooting birds:D . I guess you could not get that bird in Number 8 to scoot over to the cemetery eh?:lol:
    Ya got some cool captures Corinna.
     
  3. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It would have been a bit tough to follow it all the way there, the Main Railway Station being a good distance from the cemetary, but one day I'll go there, and then I hope that "my crow" (;)) will be there! :D
    Thanks for your comment.
    Light was not the best last Friday...
     
  4. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

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    getting better laFoto! too bad you didn't have a better sun to work with.
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you Raymond. I try.
    The gift-horse lens is dodgy, it has only 200mm, and it was not only cloudy but quite misty that day ... and I am quite unskilled. That's why these are the way they are ..... :er: Wish I were better.
     
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    Nice series. I love how you caught the wings in #10. Great job! :thumbup:
     

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