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Photos taken on my HTC Desire and Olympus E-1 mostly taken while walking my 10 year old rescued greyhound, Tim.

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Seagulls have started to nest in the chimney pots of Barry and so begins the aerial assault of dive-bombing. This one just missed my head and I just missed capturing it on my cameraphone. Hopefully I'll shoot one properly soon (as in photo, of course, however much I'd like it to be the other kind).
- Taken at 1:04 PM on June 14, 2009 - uploaded by ShoZu
14th Jun 2009, 13:29   | tags:,,


factotum says:

What a great shot!

14th Jun 2009, 14:00

JokerXL says:

Haha! Classic!
great effort, cam-phones are notoriously slow to react to the shutter being pressed.

(see what I mean guys? Cariadus lives on the side of a mountain!)

14th Jun 2009, 14:35

TheOtherHalf says:

And I will be there with dad's 12 bore with you if I could - I just don't understand why they are protected... please go back to the sea mr Gull!

14th Jun 2009, 15:32

cariadus says:

II'd aimed an inch or two higher and got the bird's head in the shot it would have been a great shot, but as Joker says it's very tricky with a cameraphone as there is quite a delay between the shutter being pressed and the shot being taken and it was coming at us very fast. The instinctive reaction is to duck as well, especially as one of them did actually hit me on the head last year!

I expect you have fond memories of walking up that hill, Joker :)

A 12 bore would be good if we could!

14th Jun 2009, 18:24

JokerXL says:

I'm just amazed that this hasn't been HL'd yet!

*rubs his aching calf-muscles*

14th Jun 2009, 20:24

taniwha says:

I'm amazed it hasn't been highlighted either.

Camphones shutters are terrible ... dunno how I get anything decent with mine.

14th Jun 2009, 21:25

cariadus says:

Thanks, guys. Perhaps the HL fairies could wait until I get a proper shot of a dive-bombing seagull - I'll take my camera next time.

14th Jun 2009, 21:33

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