This photo was taken off Seven Mile Beach, Lennox Head, New South Wales. Using a 50mm prime I was able to get very close ~1m from the bird prior to it taking flight. Although a common bird I was taken back by the detail within the wings, face, and feet. I love the clouds in the background given the illusion you are following this bird from the air.
Canon 600D. 50mm 1.4 @ 5.6. Iso 100. 1/1250.
Post process in Lightroom 4 – crop and increased shadows.
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