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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D3100
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10/4000 second
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125 mm
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Jul 9, 2011, 4:25:52 PM
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Jonathan Livingston Poser by MayEbony Jonathan Livingston Poser by MayEbony
Jonathan Livingston Poser. I was at the local marina with my camera club and this seagull stood on a railing while 2 girls took multiple pictures of him. When they had all the shots they wanted, others went and photographed him as well. He stood still, or turned slightly to present a better angle. When they were finished he still stood, looking to see if anyone else wanted to share in his beauty and I lifted my camera expecting that he would surely fly away at any moment. But he stood there for me also. It had to be a full 10 minutes that he was there, deliberately posing for anyone that wanted shots. Even after I'd finished he looked around for another 2 minutes to be sure we were all done. When nobody moved he flew away.
Hillarys Marina AKA Sorrento Marina, Western Australia.
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:iconheidi-v-art:
Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Pretty! So sweet the bird is posing for you and didn't move for awhile! :clap:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you dear Heidi, I appreciate your comment and your :iconstarhugplz: on this very much :iconsomehugsplz:
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feldrand Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
way cool and pretty cool story, haha... i can imagine - seagulls can be very stout in behavior, yes... :D
what a fine photo, sharp and clear, plus the beautifully matching background colours... :D
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke vielmals, ich bin sehr glücklich, dass es Ihnen gefällt :iconhugglesplz:
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feldrand Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
gern geschehn - du kannst mich ruhig duzen, haha... :D
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George-kirk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Very nice shot:)
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks George - he truly was quite the poser, which helped a great deal. I'd prefer a different background, but was just happy to have such a willing subject LOL
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Kami-no-kuroi-namida Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Nice shot and very fitting title ^^
That's quite amazing how patient this little guy was, while so many people were using him as their model ;-)
How I wish that the birds in my town would slow even down for few seconds :P
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He was amazing, yes. Seemed as if he had no other calling in life except to stand there looking wonderful LOL

What birds do you have - fast small ones?
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Kami-no-kuroi-namida Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Photographer
Most of our birds are either [link] or [link] ^^
Both tend to be very shy and to hide themselves from nosy photographers :D
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich versehe. Now I appreciate all the beautiful parrots that we have here as well as the large variety of smaller birds. I really must go to our local park where the wild parrots come to hand feed from the visitors and take viele Fotos von ihnen!
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Kami-no-kuroi-namida Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Photographer
I wish we had some tame parrots ^^ :icononegaiplz:
Our birds are just as shy, as they are colourless.
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aawwww :(
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GunMetal-Rat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Silver Gull ( Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae )
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ha ha is that a guess for #WhatTheHecksThat?

Actually, thank you, I didn't know that. I'm fairly certain that's the only 'brand' of seagull we have here but even so I did not know their name :hug:
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GunMetal-Rat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
No Guess!!!! :lmao:
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MayEbony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I could tell that :icondragonnod1: And I'm very happy to know the correct breed.

You've got me on a bird website now looking up one that visits the bird bath in my garden; I just can't figure out what he is. I have more bird photos to post at some stage. I literally sit at my office window (which I keep sparkling clean) and photograph birds 6 feet away at the bird bath, it's such a beautiful experience to be so close to them.
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