My flickr contact Nicolas Cazard posted this great image of his daughter (I think) and a seagull on the southern coast of Spain. Taken with his Fuji X-T1. Incredible timing, beautifully framed.
Flickr member Laurence Cartwright caught a curious gull as he was trying to photograph a pier with his Sony RX100.
*A photobomb is when an unexpected element jumps into a picture at the last minute.
Flickr member Coline Kiene caught this amazing aerial image of seagulls going for tossed food with her Sony RX100 III.
Wow, it’s an amazing shot to get with any camera but the Sony RX100 is such a slow beast I’m doubly impressed.
Venice Beach, California.
A man was feeding a small “colony” of seagulls and we stopped to watch the action.
Note: I always have my Ricoh GR set to Auto ISO but twice now I’ve found it set on 3200. I have no idea how this happened, I’d never set it to such a high ISO manually. These shots would have been at most 200 ISO had Auto been set.
Anyway, most of the images I took were terribly over exposed because of the forced high ISO but I was able to pull the exposure down in Lightroom and salvage these.
One thing I learned is that all the action flight shots I got with both the GR and the Fuji X100T had too much background stuff in them; the flying birds were not isolated. This could have been solved by changing where I was standing so that I could shoot against sky but I was reluctant to move for fear of scaring away the birds. Too bad, I caught some great flying action and great expressions (gulls are real characters) but t’s tough to see it because of the background.
Still, these are fun images and show a bit of gull action.
Venice Beach, California. While walking back to the car I spotted this gull sitting on a tray placed on top of a garbage bin. He/she looked quite calm so I took a series of shots inching closer thinking the gull would fly away. It never did. These were the last two shots I took and I was less than 3 feet away (28mm angle of view on the Ricoh GR). In the end, the gull looked at me and pooped on the tray. That seemed a good time to leave.
I cleaned up the poop in Lightroom.
Flickr member jax_wired has caught a wonderfully dramatic image of a boy feeding seagulls on the beach.