Between Tides

© Dennis Gay

Between Tides

Uploaded: July 23, 2012


Preened and keen, a solitary Australian Pelican (Pelicanus conspiculatis) and a small group of Silver Gulls (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae) rest up in a coastal creek between tides

Photographed at Hat Head, mid-north coast of NSW, Australia during a camera club day trip.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 28-135mm IS USM lens: RAW, f/5 @ 1/1000sec, 80mm, ISO 200, -2EV, Tripod, Timer.
Lightroom4 & PhotoshopCS3.

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -2.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 80.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 40D


Susan Williams level-classic July 23, 2012

This is my cup of tea, Dennis. You took a calculated risk with the timer as the bird kingdom cannot be relied upon to stand still for very long. I'm curious why you used the timer. You can probably teach me something about capturing an elusive Great Blue. The only thing that would have made this better is if you had gotten in the shot. Nice work. #1476547

Dennis Gay July 23, 2012

Strewth SUDSAN!

Welcome to Hat Head at low tide.

Maaaaany thanks indeedy for your feedback and the NW Award.

The camera was already on the tripod with the timer set from a previous ahot and I didn't want to miss this shot so I just plonked the tripod down, lined it all up and at 1/1000sec was pretty confident in freezing any movement.

Dennis #10241987

Susan Williams level-classic July 23, 2012

Oh, but of course! I skimmed over the 1/1000 and so must pay the consequences. Great capture, Dennis. #10242032

Dennis Gay July 23, 2012

All is forgiven, Grasshopper. lol #10242036

Michelle Alton July 24, 2012

Now THIS is a shot you PROBABLY won't get from the coffee house!

But...I wouldn't put it past you! #10242315

Dennis Gay July 24, 2012

Well, wel, well MICHELLE!

So nice to see you at Hat Head checking out then locals.

Well Australia IS a big country and I DO get away from the Crèma some times. 8-)

Dennis #10242322

Carla Capra level-classic July 24, 2012

I like how tranquil this image feels. The movement of the water and the light changing draws me in. The size of the Pelican is emphazied by those gulls. The b/g is interesting to explore and then sends my eye right back to the Pelican and its mates. Lovely. #10242420

Arthur Bohlmann July 24, 2012

Very nice work Dennis. I agree with all the above comments #10242431

Dennis Gay July 24, 2012

Hellooooo there CARLA & ARTHUR!!

Happy to see you at this estuary at Hat Head as we wait for the tide to come in.

A double dose of thanks to you both for your most supportive and encouraging comments.


PS: Please excuse my not commenting on your own work as much as I could. I am not well at all lately due to thne chemo therapy I am on. Rest assured that as soon as I am back on my feet I will be checking out more of your work. #10242574

Dennis Gay July 24, 2012

Whoopy Mr EDITOR!!!!!

Maximum Aussie estuarian thanks for awarding this low tide scene a PICK!

D! #10242579

Arthur Bohlmann July 24, 2012

We understand Dennis.... Just keep up what your doing and you will keep us all very happy. #10242592

Dennis Gay July 24, 2012

Thanks mate. I apprecite that. #10242618

David Resnikoff level-deluxe July 25, 2012


You are are great example to us all.
Fab Photo

David R #10243425

Dennis Gay July 25, 2012


Great to see you down by the creek at Hat Head.

Loads of thanks for your very encouraging and supportive feedback mate.

Dennis #10243499

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