Gull practice

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  1. Slaphead

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    Took a walk by the lake this morning and thought I'd have a go at photographing birds on the wing. Gulls are easy because there's so many of them.


    Here's my favourite of the morning.

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    However, attempts to catch them feeding with the aid of some strategically placed bread ended in abject failure. ;)

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    Hehe, very nice. The first one is quite impressive. What lens did you use?
     
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    The nikkor 18-200, which generally sits on my camera when I go for a walk, and when I have nothing specific in mind to photograph.
     
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    Nice. I too have the 18-200 -- but I often have trouble getting close enough to birds for the image to be as clear as yours. I'll have to try harder. :)
     
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    Well the gulls round here are pretty tame - all you need is to throw some old bread in the lake and you'll get them swarming around.

    The birds that I'd really like a good shot of are the Bussards (Literally Buzzards in english) but I think I'd need at least a 500mm to get anywhere near them - certainly my 70-300 can't - but I think that's off the cards financially at the moment.
     

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