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
A shot from my trip to Somes/Matiu Island last week.
At first glance nothing special until you realize that this is a fixed lens camera with a focal length of a 50mm on 35mm film. I think the focus put the gull at around 4 feet from where I was standing which is nearly as close as the Rollei will focus. The Gulls were nesting with offspring and were pretty territorial… more on that in another post…