Japan ~ Image of the Trip

Monday, 1 February 2016

On the way back from our Japan trip RB asked if I had a Image of the Trip ..

Well from the moment i pressed the shutter on this image i knew it was the one ..

Slaty-backed Gulls ~ Kushiro Harbour, Hokkaido

F8 ~ 1/1600 ~ iso 640 ~ @300mm

Love the symmetry of the birds and the angle of there bills is near perfect ..

I was shooting the right-hand bird in portrait, when into the frame walked the 2nd bird and both began calling ..
Through the viewfinder it looked good but once it was all over and seeing the results on the back of the camera, I was thrilled with the symmetry ..  
I could easily of chosen an Eagle or Crane image but they are not unique, there's  plenty of  them on the internet with Cranes displaying and Eagles swooping. 
Go to Japan in winter and the Eagle & Crane images would be straight forward to achieve ..
Go to get two Slaty-backs calling together and you'd be waiting a long time.

So thats my Image of the Trip .. 


Roos said...

A most unique capture indeed. Just wonderful.

Brian said...

Smart image Mick

Adrian Davey (Dibs) said...

Nice one, super shot.