Photography – ‘Take Flight’

July 13, 2008 at 4:29 pm 2 comments

‘Take Flight’

Matt Swann of Scattershot Genius, California, Pismo Beach


105mm macro lens, 1/1250, f/5 and ISO 400.

The original shot was then converted into black & white in Aperture, where Matt knocked down the blue channel and kept the red + the green, resulting in the final image.


This shot of the seagull, is so crisp it looks like that little bugger is going straight for your eyes, or at least for your sandwich!

Matt said “I used my D70’s continuous auto focus mode to keep focus on the seagull’s eye as he flew – I can’t remember whether he was landing or taking off.”

Whether it was going up or down, Matt managed to get a beautiful image of the creature in flight, the light perfectly capturing each feather, an incredibly hard shot which would have taken a very steady hand, not to mention a bit of nerve. Well done Matt, Green i Design thinks you rule.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. greenidesign  |  July 13, 2008 at 5:15 pm

    Beautiful shot Matt…

    Green i salutes you.

  • 2. Kirby  |  July 13, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    That bird is so close it almost looks tame. Did you use bait to entice it near you?


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