Just a Seagull

Testing Johnno's 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM with some bird photography.

Explore #100 - 18th Nov 2007.

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View all photos taken: Saturday, 17th November 2007, This photo: 5:26pm

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  • MichelleLegg.com said:
    You should write - best viewed large
    The detail in this pic is great, esp around the eye area etc
  • David de Groot said:
    You're right Michelle, it is very sharp, and it's straight from the camera as such (no adjustments to this shot at all).
  • horstgeorg said:
    Great shot ! Have a nice week David ;-)
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    now THAT is impressive!
  • Jack High said:
    Great sharp image and the background contrasts well with the white feathers. I love the way the flappy feet start to wrap around the poll.

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Horst :) You too!

    It's a sweet bit of glass for sure.

    Yep, everyday seagull, but it didn't turn out bad at all :)
  • francescoprocida said:
    just a wonderful picture
  • David de Groot said:
  • looby88 said:
    Just a seagull, not jonathan then !!

    its a dreamy lens isnt it !!
  • David de Groot said:
    Nope, not Jonathan, but we can call it that if you like ;-)

    It is indeed a very nice lens, but I don't think it's for me. Not yet anyway.
  • looby88 said:
    I need some friends with lots of L lenses that I can try out... on the other hand, perhaps not !!
  • bornarmenian said:
    beautiful egding of the eye!

    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • Giorgos~ said:
    Simple things are the most beautiful to see! Just like the shots! :-)

  • Warwick (wazzam) said:
    Stunning Dave, simply stunning
  • David de Groot said:
    of course you do Helen, if nothing else you get to try out the possibilities of different focal lengths :)


    You're right Giorgos, the simple things quite often are the best.

    Thanks Warwick :)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    Ah yes I viewed large and as Michelle mentioned, stunning detail there, wonderful shot, I see you are using some of my mates as subjects too now, lol ;-)
    Seriously, this is an excellent image, another one for the Explore Checkerboard, yay!! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    They do tend to like being photographed, although about 2 seconds later a jogger came past and scared them all away.
  • gymnastguy said:
    Awesome shot! Love the bokeh and the tack-sharp image!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)