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Gull Taking Off
Posted By: reh321, 08-07-2018, 11:57 AM

In 1970, after my first year of grad school, I received a summer internship at a lab near San Francisco. Since I had {and still have} spent most of my life east of the Mississippi, I turned every weekend into an "adventure". One Saturday I was just touring San Francisco itself when I saw a gull at Fisherman's Wharf; my camera at the time was a Yashica rangefinder camera with a 45mm lens, but the bird allowed me to get rather close before he remembered a prior engagement. This is approximately a 2/3 linear crop in each dimension of the resulting slide. I was too inexperienced at the time to know how much people tend to value BIF photos, but in the past 48 years I've never taken a photo quite like this.

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Very nice story. I love birds in flight. I canít even imagine doing it with film
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Very nice story. I love birds in flight. I can’t even imagine doing it with film
Thank you for your comment. This was especially iffy because the bird is so white, the camera had a primitive metering system, and slide film handles under-exposure better than over-exposure,
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Great story and I like those BIF photos too.

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Nice capture of the action. I don't feel like the blur detracts at all.
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