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My Attempts at Wildlife Photography: Images 117-130

Seagull Outstretched          Seagull Outstretched

Seagull in Flight 1          Seagull in Flight 1

Seagull in Flight 2          Seagull in Flight 2

Soaring Seagull          Soaring Seagull

Seagull Near and Far          Seagull Near and Far

Scarlet Ibis Far          Scarlet Ibis Far

Scarlet Ibis Near          Scarlet Ibis Near

Swan at Twilight          Swan at Twilight

Morning Flight          Morning Flight

Whale Tail          Whale Tail

A Fluke          A Fluke

Seal the Deal          Seal the Deal

We Have Lift Off          We Have Lift Off

I have always been more of a landscape photographer, but I am intrigued by the challenges of wildlife photography.  Getting the best image possible is often entirely up to chance.  First, you have to find the wildlife.  Sometimes that is easy….go tot he Fish Pier in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod and there are no shortages of opportunities to capture Seagulls and Seals.  Go to any Zoo and you are likely to see hundreds of exotic animals to capture (although the challenge there is getting a clean shot with no fences or unnatural habitat in the image, including other patrons of the zoo).  High Speed shots that stop motion are challenging and often come out blurry or with the subject matter not full in frame.  Sometimes you have to use zoom lenses as you cannot get close enough to the animals.  The animal is unpredictable (and not really subject to your request to pose in a better position or in a place with better light).  They move their head just as you are ready to take the shot, or they stand directly behind a tree branch, ruining your perfect shot.

Anyway, the above images are some of my rather amateurish attempts at a genre of photography that I have begun to dabble in and look forward to improving in.  Hope you enjoy…

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