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Flying dangerously close to the sun

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Flying dangerously close to the sun
On a recent visit to New Zealand we visited a windy beach with gulls riding the wind. I took a chance and shot this gull "dangerously close to the sun" and hoped for the best. I tweaked the levels and masked some darker areas such as the beak and feet to maintain contrast.

Shutter Speed: 1/2500.00 F-stop: f/22.0
Focal Length: 35.00

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Robert K. Bemus
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    Great work on this, Dale!! Looks super in B&W too...


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12/12/2012 10:44:23 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Robert. Did you notice how different the NZ gulls are compared to what we have here in So. Cal.?


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12/12/2012 11:18:24 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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VERY nice. Great that he is not put together with wax, huh?


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12/13/2012 8:02:32 AM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Michelle and I like your new logo. Got a kick out of your "Go Navy" shot. As an old Navy man, I appreciate the support. :o)


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12/13/2012 9:14:28 AM

 
Barbara Mason
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You have done a super job on this image Dale


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12/14/2012 1:25:47 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Thanks Barbara. It was a bit tricky but it worked out nicely.


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12/14/2012 8:35:01 PM

 
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