Post #484


29th August 2004, early afternoon | Comments (34)

Two seagulls

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  1. Rob Mientjes:

    This would suit as a great photo for a masthead. It's so perfect. Clear, bright and sharp. You should integrate a photolog!

    Posted 22 minutes after the fact
  2. Rick Walther:

    Amazing picture, truly. The quality of your images (not to mention the site as well) is top notch!

    Posted 59 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Scott
  3. Scott:

    Wow Dunstan, your camera takes brilliant pictures! The quality on that is magnificent! Where is this taken?

    Posted 2 hours, 13 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Rick Walther
    Inspired: ↓ Teller
  4. Karen:

    Beautiful picture, Dunstan. It reminds me of "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," that inspirational hippie book from the early 70s.

    Posted 4 hours, 40 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Jonathan Livingston
  5. Steven Garrity:

    Is this a straight photo, or is it doctored? It's quite striking.

    Posted 4 hours, 44 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Dunstan
  6. Chad:

    Dude, whoaaaa.

    Posted 4 hours, 56 minutes after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Seth Thomas Rasmussen
  7. KevinN:

    Wow! Excellent photo! Crisp and sooo beautiful! :D

    Posted 6 hours, 23 minutes after the fact
  8. Michael Romero:

    Fantastic photo :)

    Posted 6 hours, 57 minutes after the fact
  9. Seth Thomas Rasmussen:


    Posted 7 hours, 45 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Chad
  10. Ed Keay-Smith:

    This is a great photo.

    It makes me feel like growing some wings myself.

    Posted 10 hours, 59 minutes after the fact
  11. Matt Wilcox:

    that is so damned clean and sharp that it almost looks surreal

    Posted 13 hours, 29 minutes after the fact
  12. Teller:

    As an amateur shooter I'd be as bold as to state that it's the shooter who takes the photo and not the camera. Good camera can of course help but in the hands of a bad or even mediocre photographer it does not necessarily take good photos. So, Dunstan - great work.

    Posted 15 hours, 35 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Scott
  13. Zelnox:

    Wow. Did you use a gray filter?

    Posted 16 hours, 43 minutes after the fact
  14. MaThIbUs:

    That photo's just amazing!

    Posted 17 hours, 10 minutes after the fact
  15. Mark Wubben:

    Care to publish a 1152 * 768 version of it? I dig it! :D

    Posted 17 hours, 24 minutes after the fact
  16. Jeremy:

    Thanks for three days of updates, Ungul Dunan ... what a wonderful way to start a Monday morning (such as it is here in the Pacific Northwest, USA.) Better than a fresh newspaper.

    All -- The camera Dunstan is using, the Canon 10D, is a rip to use. But it does require talent, or rather varying degrees of determined practice, to use well. I'm still experimenting with it, and without too much shame I'll admit I can't match D's prowess!

    Posted 17 hours, 43 minutes after the fact
  17. Nathan Logan:

    This photo is off the hook (which I think generally translated means "really good").


    Posted 19 hours, 17 minutes after the fact
  18. Dunstan:

    Steven, all I did was load the RAW file into Photoshop, bump up the exposure 1 notch, and then tweak the levels slightly to bring them into the correct alignment. Nothing beyond that :o)

    Posted 20 hours, 16 minutes after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Steven Garrity
  19. Lukasz:

    Hitchcock's Birds come to my mind.

    Exceptional framing and colours. Looks almost unnaturally. Great shot.

    Posted 22 hours, 26 minutes after the fact
  20. Josh S:

    This is a fantastic pic! I really like the way this is cropped. I also think this would look very good with some heavy B&W treatment.

    Posted 1 day after the fact
  21. Rick Yribe:

    I'm jealous. :(

    Posted 1 day, 5 hours after the fact
  22. Jonathan Batchelor:

    You've probably mentioned this before, but what camera do you have?

    Posted 1 day, 13 hours after the fact
    Inspired: ↓ Rob Mientjes
  23. Ben:

    Is this the Dunstan Orchard fan club? How do I join?

    Posted 1 day, 14 hours after the fact
  24. Rob Mientjes:

    Taken from the almighty colophon:
    "The photos on this site are almost all taken using a Canon EOS 10D digital SLR, with a Canon EF 28-135/3.5-5.6 image stabilized USM lens, and a 1GB CF card."

    Posted 1 day, 19 hours after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Jonathan Batchelor
  25. Rachel:

    Hey Dunstan, you've been linked by Zeldman:


    Posted 1 day, 23 hours after the fact
  26. Thomas:

    Wow! Blue, white, gray, and yellow... nice photo!

    Posted 4 days, 19 hours after the fact
  27. Donnie:

    This particular shot reminds me of some lame clothing company, like Landsend or St. John's Bay... maybe Dockers I just don't know yet.

    Posted 5 days, 5 hours after the fact
  28. Hanni:

    Wow you are a great photographer.

    Posted 1 week after the fact
  29. Ilheu:

    this photo is amazing! a perfect shoot :-)

    Posted 1 week after the fact
  30. Michael:

    More. Please.

    Posted 1 week after the fact
  31. David Laakso:

    It makes me want to puke (just kidding-- of course).

    Posted 2 weeks, 2 days after the fact
  32. Jonathan Livingston:

    I take offense to that hippie comment :) At least I was born before the book.

    Great picture!

    Posted 1 month after the fact
    Inspired by: ↑ Karen
  33. Slim:

    Hi Dunstan,
    I am currently designing a booklet for a friends CD and wanted to use a seagull theme. This is an Independent CD from a small time band in Byron Bay, Australia. I would love to use your image for this.I guess I am asking your permission. They don't have much money to spend..another bunch of struggling musicians.


    Posted 9 months, 1 week after the fact
  34. Sandy:

    i just wanted to send a quick thank you for the fabulous shot! i am a sculptor and i am making a seagull in flight. i needed a reference and you really helped.

    Posted 11 months, 2 weeks after the fact

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