Saturday, April 5, 2008

Seagulls over the Bosphorus



The ferry boat ride to the Princess Islands from Istanbul through the Bosphorus Strait into the Sea of Marmara is a spectacular one. The sights of the Istanbul City and its major monuments from the sea and the beautiful views of the islands as you approach them is simply unforgettable. And the seagulls! They follow the ferryboats in huge droves! And the reason? Passengers of these ferries toss pieces of bread at them and enjoy watching them catch the pieces of bread mid-air.



It was exciting to watch these birds swoop down and catch the food mid-air and sometimes even picking them up from the open palms!




The Artificial Intelligence Focus system in my Canon EOS 400D did a real good job in keeping the focus steadfast and gave me unexpectedly good firm shots of the birds.




5 comments:

Sanjiv said...

Marshallah... Kya photo hai... keep it up....You are now proffessional photographer. Excellent.

Sanjiv said...

Marshallah... Kya photo hai... keep it up....You are now proffessional photographer. Excellent.

April 6, 2008 10:21 PM

Siddhartha Shankar said...

The photos were good but would expect some more action. You B & W job was good ... it invoked a kind of surrealism for me ... that's why I thought it was interesting. Yor perspective with the birds offline with the picture axis and the woman at one side ... I found interesting. regarding your other captures, it was .... well can be seen in any magazines or posters.

saswata said...

Your recent Istanbul Photos are great & looks professional. Carry on good job.
Super Super Sarvottam

Anonymous said...

You have done wonderful job. Keep doing it. Your creativity is unique.

I am sure in coming years you will reach grat heights in photography.

ANUP DA