BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

SECOND LOOK (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

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The ring-billed gull is the most common of gulls and not a bird I often think of photographing. Someone by the waterfront had been feeding the ducks and the gulls were flying overhead hoping to benefit too. I took some photos as they circled around. The second shot was taken at a local park. I thought the red maple leaf added a bit of interest to the scene. It seems we often overlook the ordinary when we’re taking photographs. The more I take photos the more I appreciate the importance of composing in-camera and thinking about how I’m going to edit the photo. At this rate I’ll never run out of things to take!

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36 thoughts on “SECOND LOOK (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Birds in flight are a very special category. I really like the contrast in angles between the gull’s wings and the background. (Lily pads?)

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  2. Nice BIF, you got a very crisp eye. I really like the composition with the leaf and your thoughts on composing…a nice reminder to take our time!

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  3. You’re finding the extraordinary in the ordinary! 🙂

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  4. Wonderfully captured, Belinda! The gull in flight is amazing!

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  5. Excellent species! Common does not mean ordinary or what cannot be priceless! 🙂

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  6. awesome in flight photo.

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  7. Love that in-flight image, Belinda. So crisp – and I know that’s not easy to capture. Well done!

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  8. great capture – well caught as they say as the bird is just in the right place and obviously going at some speed

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  9. I like the way the seagull is the clear focus in the first photo and the background is blurred. Any subject can be made beautiful and you’re good at this.

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  10. I always enjoy gulls. Photographing and just watching. The way I first started getting in flight shots was to practice on the gulls.

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  11. Nice pics. I too have progressed in my photography and try to compose in-camera. It definitely saves time in post production.

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  12. This amused me because I came home from the beach last weekend with about 20 photos of ring-billed gulls that I then had to weed through.

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  13. Excellent flight photo….those are hard!

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  14. I agree: “composing in-camera” adds another dimension to the joy of photography.

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  15. There’s beauty even in the ordinary and the easily overlooked. Lovely in-flight shot of the gull – looks so relaxed in its flying. And the gull in the park has appeal as well. I enjoy finding new ways to look at the “ordinary.” 🙂

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  16. Superb flight image – and a bird that (rarely) occurs here too.

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