Incoming! Playing with these gulls brings back such fond memories of my childhood and getting dive bombed while doing the egg count out on the island. Nothing worse then a torpedo on a lense barrel. That stuff just stinks. Well here we are playing with the gulls and a lot of questions come to mind that need to be addressed and now is a great time to think about them. It’s why Dad and I are here anyways. Everything from positioning of the birds in the frame, cropping of the birds wings by zooming in too tightly and is it acceptable, light, front lit versus back lit and the difference it creates on the birds, all these elements that come in to play when making the photographs.
Believe it it or not, one of the last elements i was concerned about was sharpness. Not because i get every image sharp, i don’t, but because it’s the easiest one to fix. All it takes is more practice at the lake hand holding the 200-400 AF-S VR or if your like Dad maybe something else. It’s remembering to get all these other elements right in the frame at the moment of capture that’s hardest for me, but it is that challenge that drives me to continue.
Images captured with D3, 200-400 AF-S VR, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film