18 January 2013
A lone Gull on a Friday Night; longest lens in my bag was an 85mm – not long enough!
Saturday, 06 March 2010; 1732 Hours
[Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 | ISO 400 | 35 mm | 1/1000 seconds | F/5.6]
South Bank, London
27 March 2009; 1603 Hours
[Canon EOS 5D Mark 2 | ISO 100 | 135 mm | 1/1000 seconds | F/5.6]
A seagull coming in for a landing at Lower Mall, Hammersmith.
Hammersmith Bridge can be seen in the background.
The image was shot wide open with a 135mm at ISO 1600 in order to freeze the seagull with a shutter speed of 1/6400 seconds
Day 15 was grey and overcast so I fixed my flash to the camera and fed the gulls instead.
I wanted an exposure of at least 1/500 seconds in order to freeze the birds so I sacrificed ISO and exposure here.
And since I was feeding the birds with my left hand and shooting with my right, I had to use the 17-40mm lens because it is my lightest zoom.
(I have cropped out the left part in order to balance the bridge).
I will probably bin the lot but I wanted to put one out there . . .
(The bridge in the background wasn’t my choice; I wanted the birds with a different background but I am still learning to train them to abide with my wishes).