Alcatraz, Birds, California, Candid, Canon 20D, People, Photos, San Francisco, Sea, Sigma 10-20, Sky, United States, Water

The gull and the flag

Two teenagers watch a seagull on the way back from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco. The US flag flutters in the same breeze that keeps the gull aloft, who no doubt is hoping for food from the boat full of tourists.

I’m going to be shooting at a fund raising night for Cope Foundation tonight. It’s an Eighties Night in the Ambassador Hotel here in Cork. It starts at 9:30pm, tickets are €12.50 on the door, and there’ll be spot prizes throughout the night! All are welcome, especially if you can get out your 80’s gear again. Time for big hair, leg warmers and shoulder pads?
If you’re there, watch out for me and say hi!

Aperture ƒ/16
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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Alcatraz, Birds, California, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, United States

The gulls of Alcatraz

Yet another curious seagull on the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco. I think he has a stern, angry look on his face, probably because I disturbed him by waving a camera in his face!

Aperture ƒ/14
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/200s
Standard
Alcatraz, Birds, California, Photos, San Francisco, Sigma 10-20, United States

A resident of Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island is now inhabited by the birds and I presume security staff but I think the birds have a better life with all the tourists around hefting lunches and sandwiches from the mainland.

Imagine the scene, me and a few of the others scrambling to get a shot of this seagull. I had my wide angle lens fitted so I had to lean forward for the gull to fill the frame! It’s a sign of how tame they are that we got this shot even if he did eye me suspiciously.

Aperture ƒ/18
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 20mm
ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/320s
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