Gull taking off

Gull taking off - a photo by Alex Leonard

Photo Description

A silhouetted sea gull launches off its perch on top of a lamp post just behind Ballycastle’s harbour.

I took this photo just as the light was starting to go and I was starting on my way home.

Initially I was just lining the shot up to capture a sitting gull in silhouette, but just as I went to take the shot, the gull took off. Couldn’t have been timed better.

If I had a little more time I could have dropped the ISO to reduce the noise in the shot, but I’m pretty happy with the moment being seized.

Photo Data

Date Taken 22 Jan 2012, 16:26:54
Camera Canon EOS 550D
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture f/5
ISO 400
Shutter Speed 1/1600 second