Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Seagulls by the sea shore

I was standing on the beach one afternoon looking around and saw the seagulls just "floating" in the air and thought I could get a couple of pictures of them. Either I misjudged how fast they were "floating" or they intentionally sped up and starting going in circles as soon as I lifted my camera up. I think it was a conspiracy and they intentionally sped up! LOL

These were shot hand held (of course) with the Nikon 28-300mm set at 210mm and f16 with the VR in normal. Since the lens is new to me I didn't think about changing the VR to "active" which is the second mode it has. What can I say? I'm still learning!


  1. stunning blue background for these fliers!

  2. These three shots came out real good, you're getting some nice results with that new lens of yours!

    Seagulls would be much easier to take pictures of if they would just hold still! LOL

  3. Good shots.
    Seems these guys are always begging for a handout. Pics remind me of when we lived in Corpus Christi,Tx.

  4. I can see you are enjoying of your new D700! Did you purchase the batteries grip with this camera? If you haven't, I would recommended to get one from Nikon. It will gives you more frame rate, and extra shutter button when shooting vertically.

  5. Way ahead of you Q! I bought the Nikon grip with an en-el4 battery which brings the frame rate up to 8 per second. I also got an SB-900 flash, remote shutter release and this really great Nikon 80-200mm lens. LOL

  6. Working on it Q. I have a tripod now so I can get by for a couple of months before jumping to a carbon fiber one like I want to.

    I'm saving now for an ultrawide lens so it will be the next thing I get.


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