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For this one I waded out under the Sandgate bridge at dawn & took a 10 sec exposure @ f16.
Then I kept the camera in position & waited, waited, waited until the bird flew past and took a shot at 1/180.
Then I combined the two photos in a little program you might know called photoshop.
I can see this one working well on a large canvas.


ocean, sea, water, bird, sunrise, bridge, dawn, shell


  • dbiggins71
    dbiggins71over 5 years ago

    Gorgeous shot(s), nicely done.

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 5 years ago

    Classic and very beautiful…well done :)

  • square
    squareover 5 years ago

    very nice man. really nice feel to this one.

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanover 5 years ago

    worth the wait for sure Ben, I’m never that patient!

  • Danielle Knight
    Danielle Knightover 5 years ago

    How nice of that bird to come along for you, fantastic work, a stunning image.

  • simonesphotos
    simonesphotosover 5 years ago

    Stunning work Ben, really lovely!!

  • Erhan OZBIYIK
    Erhan OZBIYIKover 5 years ago

    Sure great shot !!!
    Wonderful work Ben !!!

  • David Murphy
    David Murphyover 5 years ago

    Geezus Ben…..this is such a tremendous image, and your description is a good collaboration with the pic.
    I’m curious…….at 1/180, was the birds reflection in the water as clear as the bird itself?
    Or was there a ripple to clear up (with that lil program!!)?
    Very impressed, and wish i had your foresight to plan something like this out!

  • Thanks David. This body of water is very glassy with no movement at low tide anyway, it’s a bay location with no waves ! So the reflection is untouched but I did mask off tightly around it to not include minor ripples. Thanks for your interest mate.

    – Ben Ryan

  • John Conway
    John Conwayover 5 years ago

    think the sound I just heard was my jaw dropping…

    If I was wearing a hat I would take it off, this is brilliant Ben

  • justlinda
    justlindaover 5 years ago


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