Hungry Seagull: What makes photographers approach this bird in a similar way?

These images of the hungry seagull are strikingly similar. What makes photographers approach a subject in a comparable way? Did they know the other images and what do they think when seeing all three next to each other on StreetRepeat?

Taweechai Iam, Pong Tinnakorn, Julian Master


Taweechai Iam:

This scene happened when I was travelling by boat at Amanohashidate, Kyoto, Over there tourists were allowed to feed seagulls on the boat. While everyone enjoyed feeding seagulls I approached to them as much as I could and shot a lot.


Using Flash:
I wanted to brighten up the shadow below the wings and stop moment by using high speed shutter.


About the other photographs:
I didn’t know that there were similar photographs, until I saw your combination. That’s awesome and so impressive when seeing them together. Really appreciate that.


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Pong Tinnakorn:


I shot the image at Bangpoo, Thailand. I wanted to make a close up of the seagulls to see their face, eyes and gestures.


Using Flash:
I use the flash because I want my subject, the seagull, stand out.


About the other photographs:
They are the same, but there are also interesting differences.  I like the pictures you choose a lot and hope you will be interested in my image again.


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Julian Master:


I was on a gig shooting around Pike Place in Seattle and I noticed all these seagulls were terrorising people eating french fries by the pier. So I held my hand out for a bit with some french fries and got some gulls to take the bait. I snapped maybe half a roll to get this picture.


Using Flash:
I used flash hoping it would freeze the action of the seagull biting into the french fry.


About the other photographs:
I didn’t know there were other similar photos until I saw this series. It’s very exciting! So cool to see others come up with the same idea independently from me.

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by Julie Hrudová, founder of StreetRepeat

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