Richard, I love the way the background of clouds look in #2. I find that I resist trying to capture the images anymore of the birds as they fly away, lord knows I have thousands of images of bird butts! In this instance, it's quite appropriate though, as it helps the story unfold... Nice image!A little bit of story telling in a sequence.
Herring Gull with Crab by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr
Breaking it open.
Herring Gull Dropping Crab by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr
Herring Gull Eating Crab by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk), on Flickr
Very Good! Takes more to tell a story
Thanks, I went for a short story instead of a novel .
Thanks Ken, I also avoid AEV shots usually too, but it was the only way to get this one and the head of the gull is also visible, unusually, because it is looking down. After I processed these, I found a fourth image in between the water shot and the shot of it dropping the crab onto the beach to crack it open, where it is walking up the beach with it in its mouth.