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Another beautifully lit scene of these cliffs near Seaford showing these Kittiwakes that have been nesting here.

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Steve Paxton on August 18, 2009

Just a brilliant shot Herb i have come to realise i can not compete on an even playing field but you know i would have come away with this as well. steve

Herb Riddle on August 18, 2009

Thanks guys, for these comments. David, you know, when you take a picture, you know exactly what is here and so take it for granted that everyone can also see it but I must admit after your comment, it is not as obvious as I thought. You will no doubt realise by now (I hope) that the yellow big spot is a marvellous true snow white cliff edge that is lit up by a magnificent sunset from my back. Steve, you have seen the other White cliff shots on here so you know what I am talking about. After looking at this tonight and presenting it here, I think that this is the best of the three shots I have put on Panoramio of the same place. Cheers to you both, Herb

Lukasz J. on August 19, 2009

Awesome with dark sky.

Bert Alink on August 19, 2009

Hi Herb,

One really has to see this one at big as possible. On the thumbnail it didn't look very interesting IMO. What a difference those birds make. Great pic.



Graham Hobbs on August 19, 2009

very good - great light - love the contrast between the birds against a dark sky and bright cliff, how one lot look bright and the other dark - great stuff :)


olimpos on August 19, 2009

Wonderful photo Herb

The dark sky in the background with the bright rock infront looks great!!!

Best regards, Andreas.

Mariarosa e Piero on August 19, 2009

Beautiful photoHerb, wildlife is charming!! ciao mariarosa

Olivier Faugeras on August 19, 2009

What a great shot Herb, it deserve a Y*. I wanted to see the exif, and how you set your light.

Best regards, Olivier.

Herb Riddle on August 19, 2009

Lukasz,Bert,Graham, Andreas, Mariarosa and Olivier, I am overwhelmed by the lavish praise that you mount on this picture. It seems, like me, that you all enjoy this lighting and subject. Sometimes just being in the right place at the right time does wonders. Regards to you all, Herb

Tom Lussier Photogra… on August 19, 2009

Would agree whole-heartedly with you that this is the best capture of the three images you've posted at this location Herb. It's really great with a lot of dynamic action(birds and waves). And, like Graham, I like the contrasting colouration(pretty sure that's a word) of the birds against sky and cliff. It's a cracker. :)

Best regards, Tom

Herb Riddle on August 19, 2009

Tom, you have only been a regular visitor to my gallery for a few weeks and yet I really think there is a real depth of shared thoughts and deeds when ot comes to our pictures. As you will now know, I really go for pictures that have special lighting and that useally means early evening or around a storm. When I did an impromptu visit to this place (which totalled only about one hour)I could not help myself but to capture every little scene I could see. I could have taken a hundred pictures in this same spot and they would have all been nice. Greetings to you in the USA,Herb

david g Johnson on August 19, 2009

Yo !! there Herb,, ,,I see plenty of views and comments...so soon after posting... . That is only to be expected on such a fine photograph as this...brilliant..DJ.

Artur Drogosz on August 19, 2009

WOW!!! Fantastic shot!!! Very nice composition and light. Greetings Artur

whoelius on August 20, 2009

Absolutely terrific. The lighting is great and the birds coruscate the image perfectly. Yellow star.

Herb Riddle on August 20, 2009

DJ, yes, I work hard at trying to put special shots here and it looks like this may be a winner. Glad you like it too. (You almost make me blush with your nice comments!)

Artur and whoelius two more admirers of this picture. I am delighted that you see in this what I saw.

Regards to you all, Herbert

gefrydel on August 20, 2009

very nice picture herb geoff

Herb Riddle on August 20, 2009

Glad you approve Geoff. You know how it is, just being in the right place at the right time! Herb

ogniw on August 20, 2009

Great picture Herb with all the birds flying around in front of the dark sky and the beautiful lighted cliff. But what I like best are the two birds sitting on top of the pales, giving a nice contrast to all these flying birds. YS for this one.


Herb Riddle on August 20, 2009

Well spotted Ingo. I originally was going to crop this into a true square as most of the action was in the left side, but realised I would be cutting the right hand sitting bird out. Could not do that, so you have nearly the full take here. Thanks for another YS on here, must be a record for me, after only days of putting it up. Regards, Herb

juncujuncu on August 21, 2009

Beautiful, very beautiful...

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Herb Riddle
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-410
    • Taken on 2009/08/04 19:09:04
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 58.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash