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Seagulls Mirror



The lowly seagull thinks he looks pretty good reflected in the Bering Sea!

The lowly seagull thinks he looks pretty good reflected in the Bering Sea!
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23 Comments | Report
AnnuO
 
AnnuO April 18, 2014
Great photo and great skill! Well done and congrats!
Akire
 
Akire April 30, 2014
Awesome capture....well done!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph May 07, 2014
Wonderful capture!
texaaronpueschel PRO
 
texaaronpueschel June 19, 2014
Skillfully done. A winner. Voted.
WileKyK PRO+
 
WileKyK July 15, 2014
Tack sharp and stunning. Congratulations on your Finalist award!
ArtQ
 
ArtQ July 16, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
chriscousins PRO
 
chriscousins July 16, 2014
Great timing!
traceprinslooreppin
 
traceprinslooreppin July 16, 2014
...amazing capture, congratulations on being a Finalist :-)
kasper PRO
 
kasper July 16, 2014
Congrats on the finalist award. Amazing shot.
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi July 16, 2014
wow!! congrats
lito
 
lito July 17, 2014
Beautiful!
Laryn_Murray
 
Laryn_Murray July 19, 2014
Wow...I could try for a thousand years to get such a well timed shot and never do it. Absolutely KILLER image!
SaintMarino
 
SaintMarino July 19, 2014
Really really well timed, congrats :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 19, 2014
Great capture! Congrats.
1rogerduke
 
1rogerduke July 23, 2014
awesome capture...keep up the good work and keep showing them what a Sony can do
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS July 28, 2014
wow,you got a seagull to look good,nice work, seagull !!lol,lol
Bruz PRO+
 
Bruz August 04, 2014
awesome shot. Love the reflection. Congrats on both awards.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta August 05, 2014
Superb well-timed capture. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana August 05, 2014
Wow! A wonderful shot! Congratulations!
mdriley00 PRO+
 
mdriley00 August 05, 2014
Nice shot. congratulations.
Cavanrose
 
Cavanrose August 08, 2016
Perfect and beautiful !
karinmcfarlane PRO+
 
karinmcfarlane March 20, 2017
Incredible capture!!!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer December 06, 2017
Awesome reflection with fantastic detail...Congratulations.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was shot from the deck of a commercial fishing boat in the Bering Sea of Alaska
Time
Time of day was a little after high noon
Lighting
The lighting was all ambient. Partial overcast. The reflection on the smooth glassy water really helped open up the shadows.
Equipment
I shot this with my Sony a77 and a Carl Zeiss 135 prime
Inspiration
It was a rare beautiful day along the Aleutian Islands in the Bering Sea. I noticed how the seabirds were hovering above the boat waiting for a piece of fish or bait to fall into the water. One one occasion, I saw a perfect reflection for just a split second. It was then I ran and got my camera from my bunk. I set the camera to 12 frames per second and probably took over two hundred photos. I thought this was the best one
Editing
I shot this in RAW format and used ACR to bring out the shadow areas in the reflection. Then I opened in PS5 and used selective color and vibrance to give it a little more life.
In my camera bag
I usually carry my Sony Alpha a77 and two or three primes to cover a focal length up to 200mm
Feedback
Use a fast shutter speed of 1/1000 or faster. Also remember to set your camera to its maximum frames per second. It helps to have a friend with some bait available to attract the birds interest. Once set up, I pre-focused on a spot in the water and then asked a friend to toss a piece of bait there. I simply waiting for the right moment and let the shutter rip.

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