Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
BIF - Seagulls - Brighton, South Australia
Posted By: CypherOz, 09-14-2009, 06:20 AM

Sunset at Brighton last night (which was not that good as far as sunsets go)
I managed to get right under a hovering flock of gulls
Fired off a 100 or so shots with the 28-75. Most of them were ok to good; this is just a selection.
The warm light was nice. It was one of those moments - K-7 was set on ISO400 and Av... AF/C - and the Tammy!
I had to move to get right up close and under the birds (and a few were pooping )
Another group of people including a Pentax K-7 shooter were feeding them chips (fries) and there was a stiff breeze blowing - letting them hover almost at arms length.







Views: 2,228
09-14-2009, 06:28 AM   #2
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,689
Awesome shots, the second and last ones are my favourites.

Presents Seagulls in a totally new light, I love it.
09-14-2009, 06:36 AM   #3
Veteran Member

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Ohio, USA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,699
I'm not usually a big fan of seagull images... many of these, however, are exceptional! Great lighting and perspectives... well done!
09-14-2009, 06:55 AM   #4
goddo31's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,508
I have tried a few times to get seagull BIF shots, but they seem to scatter when I approach :ugh:

On a serious note, these are really good shots!
I like the lighting, and the last image in particular.

09-14-2009, 07:13 AM   #5
Senior Member

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 146
great shots.
i like the fifth one. just one bird, perfect focus and no distraction. great.
09-15-2009, 09:31 AM   #6
Inactive Account

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Alberta
Posts: 2,143
Beautiful shots with wonderful lighting. I like the last one with the three gulls in a row.
09-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
dcmsox2004's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: rhode island
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 7,499
gulls are so commonplace... but these pics are anything but common..
great perspective, clarity and color.... your also lucky the gulls didn't 'decorate' you....
dave m
09-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #8
Veteran Member

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Spain
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 574
Fantastic. Sharp and colourful.

09-15-2009, 03:59 PM   #9
Veteran Member

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Borås, Sweden
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,169
Holy cow, that's a lot of gulls. Great work!
09-16-2009, 09:55 PM   #10
Senior Member
CypherOz's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Adelaide
Posts: 245
Original Poster
Thanks everyone!

The K-7 AF/C and frame rate really helped!
09-17-2009, 06:36 AM   #11
Inactive Account

Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tri-Cities, British Columbia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,784
I like #3 and #5; incredible how birds can just hover on the breeze like that (and make great subjects for shooting!).
09-17-2009, 11:09 AM   #12
Veteran Member

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Scotland
Posts: 581
These are probably some of the best BIF shots i've seen - the colours are rich and warm, not to mention uber sharp!
09-19-2009, 10:06 AM   #13
Veteran Member

Join Date: Mar 2007
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,476
those are very cool, with so many birds in the frame it looks almost artificial but in a cool way, ends up looking very original
09-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #14
Veteran Member

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 3,335
Good shots, but 5and 6 are great.

09-19-2009, 02:11 PM   #15
Veteran Member
m8o's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: 40°-55'-44" N / 73°-24'-07" W [on LI]
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,096
Some of the best Seagull shots I've seen. Right place, right time, right gear, right skill!

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
brighton, camera, k-7, photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hi from Adelaide, South Australia Adrian_B Welcomes and Introductions 2 07-15-2010 07:54 PM
Hi from South Australia Mr_K Welcomes and Introductions 5 04-08-2010 09:30 AM
Hi from South Australia Kadachi Welcomes and Introductions 7 05-30-2009 04:36 AM
Brighton Jetty, South Australia Adrian Owerko Post Your Photos! 4 01-16-2009 08:28 PM
Hello from South Australia Adrian Owerko Welcomes and Introductions 2 02-17-2008 09:44 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:47 AM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]