Candid Life Photography | Birds | Shake Like a Dog
Taken 2-Jul-12
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Keywords:Seagull, bird, gull, repel water, shake
Photo Info

Dimensions2166 x 1440
Original file size412 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken2-Jul-12 12:27
Date modified2-Jul-12 12:27
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D4
Focal length200 mm
Focal length (35mm)200 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/1000 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Seagull, gull, shake, bird, "repel water",

Shake Like a Dog

While shooting a sequence of this seagull in St. John's it suddenly moved its left shoulder forward and commenced a violent shake in the air, repelling water from its feathers. It was precisely the sequence of the familiar dog shake, but done while gliding. Did he learn this maneuver from a dog, or do seagulls normally do this?