Angry Herring Gull

Discussion in 'Animals and Wildlife' started by john clarke, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. john clarke

    john clarke Member

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    This was taken this morning (7.30) whilst I was being mobbed by an angry gull. They have been nesting on the chimney stack in the picture. It's not as crisp as it could be, but I was in danger of being injured, aside from being pooed on! ;)

    SONY NEX-5 -1/250, f6.3, ISO 400
     
  2. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    "YAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH"

    bloody shits with wings ...
    I used to live in a flat in the centre of worcester (in the midlands - some 100 miles from the coast) we used to have about 30 of the buggers nesting on our roof ... not a day would go past throughout 9-10 months of the year that i wouldnt get woken up in the morning by "YAAA YAAA YAAA YAAA"
    I HATE SEAGULLS

    Cool shot though, despite the softness, its actually very effective!
     
  3. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Excellent grab shot there John. How about moody B&W to give it a "The Birds" feel?
     
  4. john clarke

    john clarke Member

    Okay

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  5. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    Yes. Can you make the clouds darker using the red channel etc? Sort of out of a stormy sky look. What do you think?
     
  6. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Bloddy hell, he looks pi$$ed off John - did he get you?
     
  7. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    John, Would you be offended if i posted a version?
     
  8. Vic Shaw

    Vic Shaw Senior Member

    I think this is a great shot, theres so many options on how to PP this it's just a great shot to work with.


    Vic
     
  9. Thomas brookes

    Thomas brookes RPF Chief iPhone app Reviewer

    Haha brilliant!!!!!!! That's one mean Son of a B****!!! brave capture there John all credit!! :)
     
  10. john clarke

    john clarke Member

    Hamish, you may post a version. Thanks. :):)
     
  11. john clarke

    john clarke Member

    Nearly, the b*****d! :mad: They really are a nuisance, but they are only protecting their young.
     
  12. john clarke

    john clarke Member

    I've only got the Sony RAW to work with ATM. So any help is appreciated.

    John
     
  13. Vic Shaw

    Vic Shaw Senior Member

    Ah good a Sony user. RAW is the way to go, it's the best format to work. I don't use the Sony software. I used to but found the PS ACR is much better, although the Sony software may have improve a lot I've have become used to ACR now


    it's just a shot you can play around with. B&W would be the way to go or a very desaturated. As Pete said converting to B&W using a red filter will darken the sky alot. I tend to use the sliders in the B&W options box and pick the colours I wish to darken/lighten. I don't think the softness is a problem and in fact adds a little to it.

    Vic
     
  14. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    My sentiments exactly!
     
  15. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    This was my reaction to this image... Make it sinister as possible

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  16. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Thank you for letting me edit John!
     
  17. john clarke

    john clarke Member

    Nice one Hamish. :D
     
  18. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

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