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Silver Gull

Silver Gull (Image ID 44994)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 21st Feb, 2021 and uploaded on Fri 26th Feb, 2021 .
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ID44994
CommentLate in the morning, just as the golden light began to disappear, this Silver Gull came in and landed clumsily on a rock just off the tip of Woodman Point, WA. When it made contact with the rock, it bounced back up into the air, while I had the camera locked on it, and I did not notice anything unusual through the viewfinder or with the naked eye at the time. It was only when I got to open up the image on my computer that the reason for its clumsy landing became evident; no wonder its partner also looks mildly perturbed: Trust me to photograph the only one-legged gull on the peninsula that morning!
EquipmentOlympus OM-D E-M1X body with ‘Bird Recognition Firmware’ per Dec. 2020, Olympus 300mm f4 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko lens Camera rig Support: Manfrotto Monopod Art 434SSB with Manfrotto Tilt Head Art 234RC Camera settings: Exposure Program/Shooting Mode: ‘Manual’; shutter speed 1/2500sec, f5.6 & ISO-320. ‘Continuous AF’; Metering Mode: ‘Spot’ Olympus Workspace for metadata; FastStone for viewing & sorting; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for Tif conversion, selective work and general post-processing incl. removal of slight halos. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for distribution confirmation and colour checks. Time of capture:08:39.
LocationWoodman Point, Western Australia
Keywordsin flight, adult
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