Sky on fire - seagull silhouetted against the sun during the 2007 fires in San Diego county

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Comments (14)

InstinctImages on March 11, 2011

This shot hasn't been enhanced by Photoshop - that's actually the color of the sunset due to the smoke from the massive fires in San Diego county at the time (October 2007). I shot several pics trying to capture a seagull against the sun. This is the only shot where I was successful!

BritPlom on March 11, 2011

beautifull colors!


greetings François

K@rin on April 6, 2011

beautiful capture, well timed and great colours , like and voted, best wishes K@rin

InstinctImages on April 11, 2011

Thanks for the Votes and Likes





Stella Trantallidou … on April 16, 2011

Beautiful photo !!!.

Like +FV+Voted!

Greetings from Greece,


dziwnowik on April 25, 2011


D.A.Alan on June 8, 2011

Love this shot. Looks as if the sun is bending space? Great capture and colors. Great Shot-Congrats

InstinctImages on June 25, 2011

Thank you all for the YS, Likes and the votes - I appreciate your support so much.




Cheers from San Diego CA


Emanuele Bredy on August 4, 2011

beautiful shot! like8

InstinctImages on August 8, 2011

Thank you so much for your comment and the Like Emanuele!!

Cheers from San Diego California,


*Delfina* on December 10, 2011

Very beautiful image!


Best wishes, Mira

arno18 ☮ on May 4, 2012

Excellent! LIKE

chicago76 on August 26, 2013

Great composition and photo work. Beautiful. I love this. Like and fav. Warm regards, Mike

InstinctImages on September 14, 2013

Thanks for the Likes!!




Cheers from San Diego CA


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 11, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by InstinctImages
    • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II
    • Taken on 2007/10/24 18:01:00
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash