'Gull following the waves

Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by chademrick, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. chademrick

    chademrick TPF Noob!

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    This is the last of a set of pictures I'm going to post from my Florida vacation last year. I'm going to college in Florida next Fall, and I can't wait for all the new things I'm going to have to take pictures of thennn =]! Its very different from upstate New York down there =P

    Also, everyone should know that sometimes my shots lack quality because all I have is a kodak easyshare z710. Its a p&s, and only 7 mega pixels. Its nothing compared to some of your guys' cameras! I know I can't blame all of my pictures flaws on the camera, but a lot of them don't have a very high resolution, and I'm very limited with what I can take pictures of due to my cameras high aperture. I do my best though! I try for the best composition I get get, and the best quality I can manage, and I've gotten some decent shots over the years. Maybe when I get into college I'll get a job and a DSLR? =P

    Okay I'm done randomly rambling, heres the shot! =D
    C&C are welcome, and would be much appreciated.

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  2. benlonghair

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    Ok snapshot, but it doesn't do too much for me.

    I think the problem I have with it is that the whole frame is in focus, the subject doesn't pop at all (which as you said has to do with a slow aperture). Plus the subject is dead center, or pretty close. I also think this would be better landscape as opposed to portrait, allowing for some imagined movement of the bird.
     
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    This is a nice photo, for the gear you have I would say excellent. Right now with the weather we are having....makes me wish I was there.
     
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    It's to bad the shadow from the right wing covers the gulls face.

    The image could be made stronger with some judicious cropping and other image editing.
     
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  6. chademrick

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    yeah, that does look much better! I don't know why I chose to use a portrait style crop over horizontal. Landscape makes so much more sense. I don't know if (even with a full sized image) I would have a high enough resolution for such an intense crop though. And I'm not sure why I didn't think to make the waves more blue like you did either. I'm feeling as though I really dropped the ball on this one. =P
     

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