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Challenge #1 in the Dialog series. Hosted by Mister Mike, Michael Foran.
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The idea was to capture a seagull flying near sunset. I waited about 5 minutes for one that was sitting on top of a building when suddenly the phone rings. While I was answering the call, the seagull took off, exactly in the direction I wanted. I only had time to start taking several burst shots, trying to follow the seagull with one hand, poor concentration and some imagination because, as I recall, I wasn't even looking at the eyepiece and had to assume the camera was always pointed in the right direction.
Submitted: Friday, 18th November, 2011 22:30 (GMT)
Taken: Monday, 7th November, 2011
Focal length: 106 mm
Shutter speed: 1/350 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 200
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