Silence of the Gulls

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Subject: Silence of the Gulls
From: knightl <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 19:33:35 +1000
I decided to try out my new digital camera on the laughing gull at Buckley's Hole this morning.

I almost missed the bird, as it had its head tucked around and looked like one of the surroundings terns, and then a pair of passing fishers looked likely to flush the flock before I persuaded them to walk around.

As others have mentioned, I was able to approach to about 10 metres and got a number of full frame shots. This made composition tricky, as the camera took a bit of time to get a focus lock at extreme magnification, and it wasn't easy to keep the camera centered on the bird with the breeze and camera movement.

Paul, Chris and Brian arrived shortly after I had taken my quota of shots and was retiring to work out how to delete the surplus shots. I have shots of the bird from a range of angles and in a variety of postures, and can forward the odd jpg if anyone is interested [mind you, the shots are about 750 kb, so I need to work out how to compress them a bit.]

Regards, Laurie.

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