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Michaelaw
12-17-2010, 10:27 PM
http://www.redzonefilms.com/pics3/water dance.jpg

casil403
12-17-2010, 10:53 PM
Gorgeous shot MAW. :)

Iguanasan
12-17-2010, 11:06 PM
Wow! It's so freakin' sharp I'm worried I'll cut myself on it. Wonderful capture!

Michaelaw
12-17-2010, 11:53 PM
Thanks Casil and Iggy...It was bath time for the local gulls at the lake so there was much activity but the sun was getting low and my shutter speed was going with it. I couldn't get above 400th of a sec and I knew I couldn't freeze the action. I pushed the D300s ISO up to 800 and took the aperture down to 5.6. That setup allowed me to go to 2000th of a sec. The light wasn't ideal, strong and low, the result of a 3pm winter sun. Maybe next time I'll try a little fill flash. I also was hoping the Gull would produce more water droplets in the air. I Like the light play in its feathers :)

Hillbillygirl
12-18-2010, 07:14 AM
Very nicely captured MAW. Love the wing position in this, and the motion caught in the water.
Most don't realize how hard it really is to capture gulls on the wing.

Bambi
12-18-2010, 07:39 AM
great shot MAW! thanks for posting how you achieved this!

JAS_Photo
12-18-2010, 02:05 PM
Awesome shot, Michael!

Marko
12-18-2010, 05:24 PM
Really dig the composition here.

asnow
12-18-2010, 07:23 PM
That's an amazing capture. Well done.

Donna
12-18-2010, 08:21 PM
Neat shot!

MoinMoin
12-19-2010, 02:53 AM
Wonderful colours; especially I like the pattern on the the feathers.

edG
12-19-2010, 02:52 PM
cool comp and post

Michaelaw
12-19-2010, 03:19 PM
Thanks everyone:)

kat
12-19-2010, 06:16 PM
Great shot!

aubintbay
12-19-2010, 07:39 PM
Perfect timing!! Very nice indeed.

Yisehaq
12-20-2010, 01:20 AM
It's very nice! I don't get how you did the PP but looks like HDR to me. Could you please share the technique of PP?