And the other birds all whisper 'Tsk, such a shame. What a Funny Looking Seagull!'

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Comments (9)

jayzoe on August 19, 2008

Kamaly. Way to go. I have tried for this shot for a long time but they are usually blurry. This is Fantastic. You have captured everything here, their neck, beak, body, leg's,feathers and flight. Well done Kamaly. I see them everyday and have not been able to get a picture like this. Nice One...Zoe

kamalyn on August 20, 2008

Thanks so much, zoe ! But this one was pure blind luck!! Who'd have expected a heron flying this low about 50 feet away over the beach?! And I was taking those shots of the dark rocks, and luckily on aperture priority, so when I looked up and realized that was no seagull, the bright sky made for a nice shutterspeed so this isn't the typical blur. My main regret was that there just wasn't time to zoom in. I just could look up, GASP! and shoot.

Nawitka on August 20, 2008

Nice one Kamaly! "Luck fayvors da prahpayrt, dahlink" as Edna B. Mode would say.

someGuyinmasset on August 21, 2008

Real nice one! And a penguin Too!

kamalyn on August 21, 2008

Thanks, Nawitka and Guy !

Nawitka: Poor me, I had to look up who Edna Mode was! But at least I looked up when this was flying by! Imagine if I was looking at barnacle covered rocks to hard I didn't even know it was so low and close-by - what a miss that would have been!

And Guy: there are actually several penguins in this, hiding behind rocks and out at sea!

Nawitka on August 21, 2008

Well, you have missed a real treat if you have not seen 'The Incredibles'. I'm serious. And Edna is voiced by Brad Bird.

Nawitka on August 22, 2008

Hi kamaly. I just posted a "that reminds me ..." from earlier in the summer. Remarkably similar!

Jessica G. on August 27, 2008

Great! This funny-looking seagull is strangely photogenic! :)

kamalyn on August 27, 2008

Thanks, Jessica! It was so strange how low and how close it flew. Welcome back!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 19, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by kamalyn
    • Taken on 2008/08/17 19:02:12
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 98.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash