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Wounded dancer B&W



With her wings covering the city, she balances wounded above the harbour...
Somebody shot an arrow at this magnificent young bird, she was dying and quite...
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With her wings covering the city, she balances wounded above the harbour...
Somebody shot an arrow at this magnificent young bird, she was dying and quite at ease with my presence... I was standing on the dock and couldn't reach her so I took some photos of her showing how we treat our fellow beings...
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21 Comments | Report
bkcrossman
 
bkcrossman September 01, 2016
Very powerful shot.
darylchamlee
 
darylchamlee September 08, 2016
A hard shot to capture, great job.
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz October 10, 2016
Great capture! Thank you for joining my Animals in Black and White challenge! Good Luck!
PRL_NaturesMystique PRO
 
PRL_NaturesMystique January 20, 2017
Fantastic capture, timed perfectly, very impressive work!
hansing
 
hansing January 29, 2017
This is an incredible shot! Thank you for joining my Lone Animal challenge!
mantra88
 
mantra88 April 12, 2017
Congrats on your win. Such a great picture :-)
ericakinsella
 
ericakinsella April 12, 2017
Beautiful! Congrats!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 18, 2017
Extraordinary work and message! Congratulations on another well-deserved award.
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz June 05, 2017
Fantastic capture! Great detail. Thank you for joining my "Single Bird" challenge! Good Luck!
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 June 11, 2017
Congrats on you People's Choice Award in the Open Wings Challenge. extraordinary work
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz June 11, 2017
Congratulations Eelco on winning People's Choice in Open Wings Photo Challenge! Well deserved.
Foxyphotos
 
Foxyphotos June 11, 2017
Congratulations Eelco on another wonderful win!
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry July 09, 2017
Ja, bij de vorige spreker moet ik me helemaal aansluiten. Een foto met behoorlijke impact, met een perfect gedoseerde omgeving. Prachtige plaat.
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry July 09, 2017
Hmmmmm, de vorige spreker was de eerste spreker.... hahahahaha
GailsWorld
 
GailsWorld January 12, 2018
Beautiful mono image. Love the contrast of the city in the background with the young seagull in the foreground. He is stood and moving in a really interesting way. Very well captured. Great composition again!
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BFinkelstein March 26, 2018
Love your photo, however, Gulls are not true pelagic birds and your submitted photo will not be considered for the Pelagic Bird Species Peer Challenge.
blunder PRO
 
blunder April 14, 2018
We all pay the price for the stupidity of some of our fellow human beings. You made a very powerful statement.
edrobson Premium
 
edrobson May 26, 2018
Awesome, Eelco. Congrats on the win!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography September 13, 2018
Very cool, Outstanding capture
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug April 06, 2019
You caught the spirit and challenge of this bird. Heartfelt image, award winning capture. Congratulations.
tmtburke PRO
 
tmtburke April 07, 2019
Beautiful, Congratulations.

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in the beautiful old harbour of Cascais, Portugal.
Time
Itt was about 2 pm, I was showing the beautiful coast between Lisbon and Sintra to my best friend when I saw this wounded Sea Gull sitting on a pole in the harbour of Cascais.
Lighting
As allways in Portugal it was a very sunny day and I was trying not to burn my whites but still showing a big sunsplash over the city in the background.
Equipment
I didn't use any equipment except for my wonderful Lumix DMC TZ60, a great pocket camera wich practically fits in your back pocket. The best thing about this camera is the Leica lens. I recently bought the DMC TZ100, an even better camera with endless possibillities for shooting automatically or manually. I shot this photo free out of hand, hanging over the quay to avoid distracting boats and lines.
Inspiration
I saw this Sea Gull sitting on a pole in the harbour of Cascais, moving slowly... When I came closer I saw that the Gull lifted its leg constantly. The poor Sea Gull was shot and had a broken arrow high in its leg. I was waiting for that dramatic pose wich showed the arrow and the city behind the bird, full of people who appeared to be its enemy... While she was covering the city with her beautiful wings, she was dying.
Editing
I did some post-processing, originally I took this photo in color but the result was not good enough so I converted it in Black and White. I played a little with some light and shadow in Lightroom to make the Sea Gull stand out more and of course I cropped the photo.
In my camera bag
I don't have a bag with equipment (yet) At this point in my wonderful hobby I take the world as it comes... I allways carry my Lumix pocket camera with me and don't plan or arrange any of my photos. I am shooting spontaniously trying to learn and understand this great hobby! A good eye, love for the world we live in and a creative mind is all I take with me.
Feedback
If you try to make a nice composition of a bird on a pole I think it's better to place the bird above the horizon to get the focus on the subject. Try to avoid distracting items from the foreground as well as the background. The background is very important to support your subject, so I allways try to give it a lot of attention! I was taking a lot of photos of the Gull trying to figure out the best point of view. I started from a distance and slowly I came closer and closer to make the bird feel at ease with my presence. Then I waited for that one pose I was hoping for... I allways shoot a wider shot and crop it later in different ways, trying to figure out the best composition. Then, the folowing day I choose the best one with a fresh look or make more adjustments...

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