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Flying high, near the Eye…

This seagull boasts the ultimate bird’s-eye view of the 443-foot high London Eye, the world’s tallest cantilevered ferris wheel. This is one of those shots that might never have happened, had I not opted for a telephoto, instead of a the logical wide angle to capture the entire scene. I was focusing on the gears inside the wheel when I noticed the gulls sweeping gracefully by. Pull back, refocus, pan, and …. shoot. I particularly loved capturing the focal point of the gull’s eye, which makes a nice counterbalance, optically and metaphorically, to the giant Eye in the background.

f/9, 1/800 sec., ISO 200, 160mm
London, England, July 2010

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Wow! Great compression and capture on this one!

    May 6, 2011
  2. Thanks very much. I have tremendous respect for bird and wildlife photographers who manage these shots all the time. It’s also fun to combine wildlife and travel in this way. Keeps you fresh!

    May 8, 2011

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