Sami Serola

Sami Serola

Posted on 09/07/2014


Photo taken on September  5, 2014


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Sunlit seagull youngster

Sunlit seagull youngster

forever is a long time, Wierd Folkersma, Annemarie, Indycaver (Norm) and 6 other people have particularly liked this photo


47 comments - The latest ones
Penny
Penny
They're cute when they're little! Nicely lit :)
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Penny
I "hate" them =P Hungry and noisy bastards! =D Well, that was of course overstatement. Actually they look pretty sad, abandoned, and trying to learn the rules of life soon, to find their way to survive.
4 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Sweet little one, good idea to put the spot on this cuttie !
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Nylonbleu
It stood on top of a slope =) Light of the sun reached just the standing seagull and the top of the long grass. The magic was to underexpose -2 exposure values. Otherwise the light meter would have taken the exposure from the ground.
4 years ago.
Nylonbleu has replied to Sami Serola
wow this is rather technical !!! I enjoy the result, as the gull must have enjoyded the warm ray of sun!
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Nylonbleu
It is actually very simple. All you need is a camera where you can either adjust the exposure quickly, or use spot meter. For this week's challenge I actually set my camera to underexpose -2EV almost all the time =) That way one may get either badly underexposed pictures or something very interesting =D
4 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma has replied to Sami Serola
I am almost always using the underexposure, the stronger the highlights the more underexposure
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Wierd Folkersma
Good advice, thanks =)
4 years ago.
Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett
Very nice lighting on the strands of grass and the lake. The composition is great. The seagull is well highlighted against the interesting dark tones.
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Gillian Everett
Thank you very much GIllian =) This is the advantages of digital cameras. I remember time when I had Olympus OM4 SLR equipped with spot light meter. It was a great feature to have especially when shooting on slides. I should start using spot meter also on my Canon G12 more often....
4 years ago.
H C
H C
Perfect light on the bird and the grasses. Very well spotted and captured.
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to H C
Thank you H C =)
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Great shot , well done, even if the subject isn't your favourite.
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Janano -
Thanks Janano =) I'm not too picky when it comes to subjects of photography. Anything goes! =D
4 years ago.
Yvette Chew
Yvette Chew
Very nicely done Sami.
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Yvette Chew
Thank you Yvette =)
4 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
I love seagulls, they're so cool when flying. Nice shot Sami !
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to fragglerocks
Thank you Fragglerocks =)
4 years ago.
charlie b
charlie b
Well done
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to charlie b
Thanks Charlie =)
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
I agree with the 'hate them' statement... they are nasty birds.. but this baby has a nice warm light to play in.
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Shuttering Yukon
Thank you Wendi =) See the comment by Der Wnandersmann, they are just human =D
4 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon has replied to Sami Serola
I read that... now that explains everything!
4 years ago.
autofantasia
autofantasia
Well spotted! :)
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to autofantasia
Thank you Autofantasia =)
4 years ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
Nice shot
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Evangrek63
Thank you Evan =)
4 years ago.
PaulOClassic©
PaulOClassic©
The poor thing looks as if it's freezing to death!
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to PaulOClassic©
Nights are already rather cold =|
4 years ago.
Der Wandersmann
Der Wandersmann
LOL ... The things you hate about gulls are the things that make them most like people.

Good job with the exposure. I don't set my compensation quite so dark; I use -0.7, but I do (mostly) use the spot metering on my Oly. The Nikon I switch between "central area" and spot, depending on the shot.
The Oly has the advantage of showing me what the final shot will look like, lightening or darkening as I move the spot around. When really difficult shots show up, like a moon in a dark sky, I switch to "Programmed" exposure and move the moon in and out of the central spot until I get the moon in a rendering that I like, then trip the shutter. So far. it's worked.
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Der Wandersmann
You are right about it dW =D I hate also peeps who keep noise on the streets somewhat every weekend late at night =P

Problem with many digital cameras is that the display is either blither or dimmer than many computer screens.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful capture.
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Don Sutherland
Thank you Don =)
4 years ago.
Michelle Ress
Michelle Ress
Interesting
4 years ago.
Georgie F Photography
Georgie F Photograph…
Lovely!
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Georgie F Photograph…
Thank you Georgie =)
4 years ago.
lovestruck
lovestruck
Seagulls are not my favourites either!..but this one if perfect for the challenge!
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to lovestruck
Thank you Gillie =)
4 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Catching some rays as you catch the little one with the camera!
4 years ago.
Sami Serola has replied to Clickity Click
Yes =) Those seagulls are not stupid animal at all. For example they have learned to recognize me and our dog. We always appreciate them and walk far enough avoiding not to disturb them deliberately.
4 years ago.
Goffy
Goffy
Well seen Sami - certainly seems happy to take center stage :-)
4 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Great capture, Sami! It's like a spotlight on the bird. I enjoyed reading all the technical talk. You verified what I suspected; that I would need to underexpose the photo to get the result I wanted in my living room (I wanted to use the sun as my light source). Not being very technically able drove me out of the house and into Winterthur Gardens to get the kind of photo I wanted, lol!
4 years ago.
k.e.s_kloset
k.e.s_kloset
I love seagulls and this little one is adorable in your spotlight Sami.
4 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Yvonne
Yvonne
I love seagulls - he is beautifully lit.
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Well done Sami!
4 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
nicely done, (s)he looks miserable
4 years ago.