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Bounty of the Sea
Bounty of the Sea
scooter97


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-07 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: Sea Isle City, NJ
Date: Jul 5, 2010
Aperture: f/6.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Jul 25, 2010

I like to take walks on the beach in the early morning. The Gulls like it as well, especially if the tide is going out. These Clams become visible just below the sand as the water rushes out. The Gulls will grab a Clam and fly over the beach near the water's edge and drop it from about 30 feet onto the hard packed sand. This cracks the shell and allows access to the animal inside. This particular gull is a Herring Gull. It's plumage looks fairly soft due to the fact that it was just under the water seconds before this shot while catching breakfast.

Post: Thanks for the great votes and comments. A much better result than I expected. Made my front page too as my 2nd highest scoring entry!!

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 362
Avg (all users): 6.8106
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7745
Avg (non-participants): 6.9333
Views since voting: 1902
Views during voting: 253
Votes: 132
Comments: 20
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/16/2011 12:56:01 PM
Incredible capture, very sharp and clear, well done!
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03/31/2011 04:33:54 PM
this is amazing scott .. incredible details .. and talk about perfect focus .. a definite WOW shot .. !!
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12/15/2010 07:30:26 PM
The crispness in this action shot is superb. The drops add that special touch. Well captured.
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10/10/2010 07:21:39 PM
Great shot and love the fresh colours and crispness. Well done on the scores.
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08/09/2010 02:06:47 PM
Hey, congratulations on your high score!! This is absolutely amazing, Scott! That T2i is really coming through for you. Keep up the great work!!
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08/08/2010 06:00:34 PM
Fantastic! I got a shot this month of some kind of gull with a squid in its mouth, but it was probably 30 feet up. It made for a shot I like, but its relatively small size in the original meant I couldn't crop it nearly as much as this to make it as large in the frame. Congrats on the shot, score, and rank!
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08/08/2010 04:34:02 AM
Wonderful capture - delightfully crisp and focused just where it should be. 12th is a tad harsh in my view.
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08/08/2010 01:49:01 AM
Piece of life. Congrats.
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08/08/2010 12:38:50 AM
Outstanding catch (both of you!) and congrats on a fine finish in a free study! (Alliteration free of charge.)
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08/08/2010 12:21:05 AM
Wow - congrats on the finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/07/2010 08:54:17 PM
Great eye contact!
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08/06/2010 11:48:54 PM
Great catch! Both of you....
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08/06/2010 06:46:51 AM
Nice shot. Great detail on the bird
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08/04/2010 10:44:45 PM
Wow! Seeing the water beads on the face and the droplets falling is absolutely fantastic. Spectacular clarity and colors.
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08/04/2010 06:20:24 AM
beautiful photo, I like both compositional and subject chosen... hard to finish in a good position in the FS Challenges, i wish you a good place.
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08/03/2010 10:31:27 AM
Brilliant details and a great timing...
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08/03/2010 06:20:44 AM
Not another water drop shot! ;-)

Seriously, great capture & PP!!
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08/01/2010 07:44:50 PM
Sooo well done! Even down to the drops. (not voting)
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08/01/2010 02:03:25 PM
Nice work :)
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08/01/2010 03:29:16 AM
Great catch!
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