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Throw It and They Shall Come

Posted by Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 4 February 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

I finally remembered to bring down a loaf of sweet wheat bread that just about hit its expire date and instead of throwing it away, I thought I would entice some seagulls on the lakefront. It didn't take long before it turned into a scene from Alfred Hitchcock's movie, "The Birds."

Photo taken January 24, 2010.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/500 second F/9.0 ISO 100 70 mm

seagull | sky | blue | waukegan | hdr

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good image, nice and sharp

4 Feb 2010 6:14am

Céline from New York City, United States

Great capture ! So neat !

4 Feb 2010 6:45am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

The luminance of those feathers is astounding

4 Feb 2010 8:46am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Amazing shot.. perfect timing to catch them in flight..

4 Feb 2010 9:17am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

a beautiful photo with the almost transparent feathers. would love to see a photo which gives the feeling of hitchcock.

4 Feb 2010 10:19am

@Linda: I actually have a few shots, but they weren't focused well. :-(

Yonatan from Bronx, United States

Masterful exposure! I'm very impressed...these guys are fast and hard to get such a wonderful pose.

4 Feb 2010 11:16am

Florence from Paris, France

They are greedy, which helps a lot ! A very graceful flying bird.

4 Feb 2010 11:30am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Much more than Hitchcock this book came into my mind. :-)

4 Feb 2010 12:34pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture Steven. Very nicely timed and framed.

4 Feb 2010 1:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite! Excellent capture!

4 Feb 2010 3:18pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super capture. Bravo !

4 Feb 2010 4:09pm

marc from Granby, Canada

well captured I like the softness in this shot....

4 Feb 2010 4:41pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

wow, the bird is very well photographed.
Excellent!

4 Feb 2010 7:35pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Go to the head of the class for this beauty... may be the best I've seen... the angle is new and refreshing.

4 Feb 2010 7:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Well you enticed Jonathan Livingston Seagull to join the banquet. A very cool capture indeed!

4 Feb 2010 8:47pm

Jacqueline from Courcelles, Belgium

Une très grande sensation de liberté en regardant cette photo, quelle envergure a cet oiseau (Mouette ou Goëland). Magnifique photo de l'oiseau en plein vol, bravo

5 Feb 2010 12:13am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

The light through the feathers is fantastic. It really gives definition where normally one might just see darker tones. Even the tinier feathers on the side of the head are discernible. This is easily one of the best bird views I've seen. A pretty 5.

5 Feb 2010 3:19am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

Incredible capture!!

5 Feb 2010 3:46pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

nice capture!!

9 Feb 2010 9:00pm