Flying dangerously close to the sun

© Dale Hardin

Flying dangerously close to the sun

Robert K. Bemus 12/12/2012 10:44:23 PM

Great work on this, Dale!! Looks super in B&W too... #1503311

Dale Hardin 12/12/2012 11:18:24 PM

Thanks Robert. Did you notice how different the NZ gulls are compared to what we have here in So. Cal.? #10462552

Michelle Alton 12/13/2012 8:02:32 AM

VERY nice. Great that he is not put together with wax, huh? #10462941

Dale Hardin 12/13/2012 9:14:28 AM

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) #10463028

Barbara Mason 12/14/2012 1:25:47 PM

You have done a super job on this image Dale #10464410

Dale Hardin 12/14/2012 8:35:01 PM

Thanks Barbara. It was a bit tricky but it worked out nicely. #10464737

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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

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 35.00 mm, Model: SLT-A77V

Uploaded on 12/12/2012 4:15:47 PM

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Camera: Sony A77 SLT Editor's Pick

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