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Coming in to land!

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Camera NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3200
Exposure Time 1/640
ISO 400

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patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? The seagull is coming in to land with its undercarriage down and its flaps up!

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Nikon D3200 DSLR camera

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? Capturing the seagull in flight. The original photograph is far larger but I noticed that the gull is frozen in flight, and is just about to land on a rock. It has its legs relaxed ready to alight and feathers are up at the back of the wings, rather as the "flaps" go up on an aircraft when coming in to land as part of the braking system. This is something we don't normally notice in birds as it all happens so quickly.

patz in suffolk on craftsy.com

This is a fab photo. So clear that it seems you must have been right there next to the seagull.

06/06/2014 Flag

It's actually a detail of a larger photograph although the seagulls do come in close and can sometimes be quite a nuisance! Thank you for your kind remarks.

06/17/2014 Flag

wow!!! You are awesome!

06/06/2014 Flag

Thank you, but I'm still very much a learner - most of the kudos should go to the camera!!!

06/17/2014 Flag

Wow, this is a beautiful photo.

06/09/2014 Flag

Thank you! It was quite a surprise to me!

06/17/2014 Flag

What a fabulous shot Pat! This one deserves a ribbon in my book :D

07/27/2014 Flag

Ooops! my reply to your comment is below (pressed the wrong button!)!

08/01/2014 Flag

Thank you! My photography tutor said he was pleased that the eye of the gull was sharp and in focus (I never thought of that!).

08/01/2014 Flag