Uploaded: March 27, 2008


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!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 230.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Candice L. Carter March 27, 2008

Brillant shot Michael! #887381

Aimee C. Eisaman March 28, 2008

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! #5709356

M.Christine Duncan March 28, 2008

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! #5709519

Gail R. Schuett March 28, 2008

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 #5710217

Michael S. Lazarus March 28, 2008

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. #5710226

Michael S. Lazarus March 28, 2008

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. #5710256

Dianna Murphy March 28, 2008

Great capture Michael. #5711512

Joan E. Hoffman March 28, 2008

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! #5712467

Sherry McClead March 31, 2008

Wonderful! #5724015

Eivor Kuchta April 01, 2008

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. #5729104

Eva Pastor April 03, 2008

Awesome image, Michael! The blue/green water in the background is such a beautiful hue. #5739938

Michael S. Lazarus April 19, 2008 1

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. #5808398

Kathy L. Clark April 21, 2008

Congrats Michael on your wonderful finalist. #5816991

Aimee C. Eisaman April 21, 2008

Congrats on your finalist Michael! I'm very proud of you! #5818392

Gail R. Schuett April 21, 2008

CONGRATS!!! this is great for you! Gail #5818478

Eivor Kuchta April 21, 2008

Congratulations, Michael! Best luck in the next round!! #5818597

Joan E. Hoffman April 21, 2008

Yes! This is an extraordinary photograph! Congratulations Michael! #5820500

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic April 22, 2008

Very happy for you, congratulations in this one,and many more to come.

Ysa.... #5824496

Melissa G. Meiselman April 22, 2008

Outstanding capture of this bird in flight and congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Michael!! #5824512

Tiia Vissak April 22, 2008

Congratulations! #5824941

April 26, 2008

FINALIST!!! Congrats! #5845068

April 30, 2008

Congratulation awesome image!! #5862137

Arman E. Barbuco May 02, 2008

Congratulations Michael, great shot. #5870951

Robin Bailey May 24, 2008

Michael,Congrats on this Winner.Great image!! #5970972

Dawn M. Schneider May 29, 2008

congrats this is a fantastic capture!! love the color, light and clarity, very beautiful!! #5995315

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe June 18, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! Great timing!!! #6076562

Sherry McClead June 19, 2008

Congrats on the finalist!

Sherrybear :} #6077393

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic July 29, 2008

we miss you

ysa... #6246064

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