Close up of seagulls attacking a chip


Whilst enjoying lunch on Sunday we were visited by a flock of seagulls (or seagools as my daughter pronounces it, hitting the first rather than the more traditional in Australia, second syllable). I managed to prepare the camera and place the chip where I knew I could get some interesting photographs.

The front three make me think of West Side Story in a dancing gang type of way. If the photograph had audio and they had, and could click, fingers, you’d might as well put leather jackets on them and call for Officer Krupke.

I have a few more interesting photos of these seagulls that I may publish over the coming weeks. Especially if I have nothing else to publish that day!

This is not an angle you normally see photographs of these birds and it is especially not the focal length (35mm) you would normally photograph them. But I really like what I’ve managed to capture. There is only a slight crop (to 5204 x 3463) from the original (6048 x 4024 pixels) to tighten up the composition so you can see how close these chip hunters were. In fact, my ever thinking and rather beautiful wife quickly grabbed a behind the scenes photograph for me.

Behind the scenes photograph
Photo by Mrs ASD.

Note: Several chips where harmed in the making of these photographs.

That’s it for now. Talk to you soon. Stay safe.



Photo Information: 
Nikon Z6
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED @ 35mm
1/640 | f/4 | ISO 100
Sunday September 26, 2021 @ 13:06
Frankston, Victoria, Australia

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