silver gull

Posted by gregc on Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:26 am

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Not one for the purists expecting fine feather detail, but a different view from underwater of a Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) grabbing some of my lunch.

Surprisingly identifiable with the red bill, legs and eye ring.

ISO400, 24mm, f10, 1/200, 2x strobes, by Canon.

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by Carol Clarke on Wed Sep 22, 2021 6:23 am
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How refreshingly different!! Brilliant capture, Greg. Well done!

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by Gene Gwin on Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:14 am
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gregc, Very interesting image. Did you photograph it from above the water, or was the camera below the water level?

by Peter Ireland on Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:26 am
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My oh my, this is different, and nicely executed too.

by david fletcher on Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:39 pm
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What fun! Nice one Greg! Great thinking!
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by peter makuch on Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:50 pm
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this is a bit different from images that we normally see but this the under water world, good stuff.

by Karl Egressy on Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:31 pm
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Very interesting image.

by Cindy Marple on Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:56 pm
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I love it! Definitely recognizable. This has a very painterly, almost abstract quality to it that is quite attractive. And certainly a view of a gull that most of us don't see!

by gregc on Thu Sep 23, 2021 6:42 am
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Gene Gwin wrote:
gregc, Very interesting image.  Did you photograph it from above the water, or was the camera below the water level?

Gene, this was underwater. The camera is in a housing, I use an Ikelite housing with an 8" dome port. Wide angle lens as things need to be very close given the turbidity of the water, and this year the water hasn't been very clear due to incessant sting winds. Greg 

by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Sep 23, 2021 10:23 am
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Cool idea and great POV and effect. I also like the colors and composition.
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by paul fletcher on Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:26 pm
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A very different, and enjoyable image, Greg.

by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:17 am
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Good for you! A fine shot underwater- how nice to see something different!
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