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Flared
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f/5.6, 1/1600, 70-300mmVR@230mm, DSC_6733, 7:48AM, ISO400, ExpBias-0.33

I photographed this seagull descending on Miami's South Beach early one Sunday morning. Dawn's light came through heavy storm clouds blessing me with the conditions that led to a very productive morning. I used Apple's iPhoto to tweak and crop the image. Enjoy!
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Candice  L. Carter
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    Brillant shot Michael!

3/27/2008 5:44:28 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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He looks so sad......a great shot...very unique capture I think! I'm not sure about the title.....maybe if you explain it to me.....I'm a little dense sometimes! Nicely exposed and the color is wonderfully rich!

3/28/2008 4:44:31 AM

 
M.Christine Duncan
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Once again, your photos from the beach never disappoint! The tones, are perfect, and the bird's placement is perfect and... you definitely get the sense that he's hovering and gliding. Lovely!

3/28/2008 5:14:53 AM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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The wings are "flared"..thats what you mean..right Michael?
Terrific clarity and color..love the capture of the water behind him.Nicely done..always enjoy these great beach/bird photo's of yours.Gail

3/28/2008 7:28:57 AM

 
Michael S. Lazarus
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Thank you for your kind comments Candice, Aimee, and Christine. They give me inspiration and a nice feeling from being part of a larger community of peers to share our passion together.

3/28/2008 7:30:05 AM

 
Michael S. Lazarus
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Gail, you must have been typing your comment as I was so sorry to not include your name just now in my previous comment. And yes, flared wings and tail feathers along with gear down and eyes on landing strip below; on final approach as the pilot would say.

3/28/2008 7:34:50 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Great capture Michael.

3/28/2008 1:38:42 PM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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Oh man... this is great Michael... think I might have named this "Suspended" or perhaps "frozen in the moment" or something a bit more brilliant along those lines... Absolutely beautifully stoppage of movement here. Wonderful!

3/28/2008 6:48:59 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Wonderful!

3/31/2008 10:07:56 AM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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This is excellent, Michael! You've got such great clarity on the gull. He looks really sad. He's really standing out against the background. A wonderful image.

4/1/2008 11:47:11 AM

 
Eva Pastor
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Awesome image, Michael! The blue/green water in the background is such a beautiful hue.

4/3/2008 2:44:32 PM

 
Michael S. Lazarus
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Dianna, Joan, Sherry, Eivor and Eva thank you very much for your kind comments here. This is one of my personal favorites in my gallery.

4/19/2008 2:55:20 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
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Congrats Michael on your wonderful finalist.

4/21/2008 12:41:32 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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Congrats on your finalist Michael! I'm very proud of you!

4/21/2008 3:52:52 PM

 
Gail R. Schuett
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CONGRATS!!! this is great for you! Gail

4/21/2008 3:58:51 PM

 
Eivor Kuchta
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Congratulations, Michael! Best luck in the next round!!

4/21/2008 4:07:13 PM

 
Joan E. Hoffman
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Yes! This is an extraordinary photograph! Congratulations Michael!

4/21/2008 6:22:39 PM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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MICHAEL.
WOW WOW WOW.
Very happy for you, congratulations in this one,and many more to come.

Ysa....

4/22/2008 8:25:51 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Outstanding capture of this bird in flight and congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Michael!!

4/22/2008 8:29:51 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations!

4/22/2008 10:15:42 AM

 
Natalia 
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FINALIST!!! Congrats!

4/26/2008 12:47:54 PM

 
Kerri  Gallagher
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Congratulation awesome image!!

4/30/2008 6:13:15 AM

 
Arman E. Barbuco
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Congratulations Michael, great shot.

5/2/2008 12:07:45 AM

 
Robin L. Bailey
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Michael,Congrats on this Winner.Great image!!

5/24/2008 7:43:58 AM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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congrats this is a fantastic capture!! love the color, light and clarity, very beautiful!!

5/29/2008 8:37:57 PM

 
Sheryl A. Hudson
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Congratulations on your finalist! Great timing!!!

6/18/2008 10:24:21 PM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congrats on the finalist!

Sherrybear :}

6/19/2008 5:04:33 AM

 
isabel C. Zepeda
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we miss you

ysa...

7/29/2008 1:14:46 PM

 
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