Pelicans and Gulls

gvk

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My wife and I finally made it to California last week to visit with relatives, after two previous flight cancellations due to weather in NY during February and March. While walking along the shore in La Jolla on a bright sunny afternoon, I took some shots of Pelicans and Gulls.

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All taken with a D2X using a 70-200 mm f/2.8 VR and TC-14E.
 
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Very nicely done, Gerry. The inflight shots are wonderful, no nailed the panning and the exposure settings. I tip my hat to you, Sir.
 

gvk

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Thanks for the comments guys. I was able to spot meter on both the dark Pelicans and white Gulls, and adjust exposure accordingly. The only problem was switching quickly from +1/3 to - 2/3 EV compensation depending on which bird was flying by. I used aperture priority instead of manual for these shots since the illumination was changing from front to side lit with the angle of the sun as the birds flew past.
 

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