Divebombed By Gulls On Somes Island

More shots from Somes/ Matiu Island. These are taken with my trusty Nikon D70s and with an 18-70mm Len.

Most of these birds have nests at the best vantage points on the island…Places I wanted to go to take some nice panoramic shots of the island from high up… needless to say I didn’t get to take the images I wanted but made do with taking shots of the gulls instead.

No gulls were hurt or nests disturbed during the capturing of these images.

Nikon D70s, 18-70mm Lens, ISO 200, f4.5 at 1/4000th of a second


5 responses

  1. I’ve been getting the same behaviour at work. One of the site buildings is a nesting ground for a couple pairs; it’s on my way to the bus stop. Fun times.

    14/01/2011 at 07:56

  2. Nice shots! love the disclaimer 🙂

    14/01/2011 at 23:43

    • I like the fact that they look like they are angry…its all in the eyes.

      18/01/2011 at 06:10

  3. Saturday Harrasser

    Nesting season Petone….. get your ass their if you dare. I work on the roofs and they dive at you. One guy they drew blood. Your walking along and you can see the silouhettes cast onto the roof whilst they’re on their approach run, zero’ing in on you.

    11/02/2011 at 16:44

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