BIRDS 25 – AERIAL STILL LIFE (MONO)
January 4, 2013 25 Comments
Young gulls over the beach at St Ives, Cornwall; 27 Sept 2012.
These gulls, loafing quietly on the beach one moment, threw themselves into the air the next as a dog charged out at them. That they missed colliding with each other was quite a feat – I have seen such collisions, but not many.
These are one of our larger gull species – probably Herring or Lesser Black-backed. They are fierce and opportunistic predators and scavengers – should that dog ever find itself injured or in difficulties, it might be less willing to attract these vicious creatures’ attention.
Nikon D700 with 70mm-300mm VR Nikkor at 300mm; 400 ISO; converted to mono and toned with Silver Efex Pro 2, using the High Key 2 preset as a starting point.