© Karen Walzer


Peggy J. Maguire 5/28/2007 12:47:58 AM

Karen, I really like this shot,the tones are great and the detail is amazing ... Peggy #663326

Ron Evans 5/29/2007 2:09:43 PM

Peggy summed it up. The tone really gives this a wonderful effect. Caught my eye right away. Great capture!! #4343819

Catherine S. Todd 6/2/2007 10:10:39 PM

This is a great photo, taken with perfect timing. I can't believe you were able to get this shot with wings outstretched, gull coming in for a landing (?)... not an easy thing to do at all.
The reflection in the water is also very special. How was the reflection achieved? How did you get close enough to use a "fill flash" as the bird was coming in?
Great Photo. Thanks in advance; I would love to learn how to take pictures like these. I am very impressed!
Catherine Todd #4359809

Karen Walzer 6/3/2007 7:42:03 AM

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments.
Catherine, in response to your questions, this was a photo I took of a gull while it was hovering overhead as my husband threw potato chips. The "technique" works very well with gulls if you have a nice breeze. The gull was backlit and I used my Canon 430EX Speedlite for fill flash. The refection was much easier I used a flood filter. Its very easy to use, and you can download a flood filter for a free trial period so you see if you like it. I try to use this filter sparingly and only when I can make it look somewhat natural. #4360841

Marthese A. Cassar 6/26/2007 10:39:38 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, lovely photo #4444949

Karen Walzer 7/7/2007 10:47:40 AM

Thanks Marthese! #4482206

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Gull taken at Mustang Island, TX; 1/1000s; f/10; fill flash; flood filter added in PS.

Uploaded on 5/26/2007 10:14:58 AM Photo Contest Finalist

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