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Ring-Billed Gull

Would like some of your thoughts on this.

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errrrmmmm, its a very blurry photo, but i take it thats the effect with the topic title. its a tad too much blur for my liking.

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Sometimes it is not what you can see, but what you can't see, or think you can see that is important. It is recognisable as a bird, with impressions of beak, eye and wings present. The blur gives it a very strong sense of motion. In fact, the total opposite of what I normally do - fastest shutter possible to freeze them in mid air.

I think I like it, but in a way it is so different from what I'm used to it does keep me interested.

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Astounding Rui!!!
It has become a piece of art in totality IMHO.
What pegged my gross liking is the surreal effect of the bird specially! Seems to be from out of this world...coming from a dream.
If I am ever able to capture such a poetry in motion, it would be on my wall for a longgg time to come :)
Would very much like to share such a photo with my close friends, if you have no objections.
Looking forward to more such real dreams :)
If I may ask, how did you come upon this idea, experiment or preplanned?

Congrats...

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Thanks for your feedback guys.

As popo has stated I too always use a high shutter speed to freeze the action, but I wanted to try something a little different.
As the title suggests in this case I wanted as much motion blur as possible so the viewer can still make out the subject as a bird but not necessarily to id the bird.

I got this idea from a magazine I read ( Outdoor Photographer )



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Would very much like to share such a photo with my close friends, if you have no objections.


I have no objections. enjoy.


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Thanks a lot mate :)

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I like it, very well tracked and a nice ethereal glow. Do you do much clay pigeon shooting by the way?

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Mike thanks for the comment. I have never been behind any sort of fire arm.


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You should give it a try, its better than being in front of one, LOL

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I like it a lot. In fact, I tried a similar experiment myself last December, albeit in much more fading light around dusk time:

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I think yours have a more ethereal, abstract sense about them with the brighter light and more diffuseness on the bird's wings.

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