Sunday, 29 January 2012

Common Gull

Lovely tonal values in this shot, I think.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/160th sec, f/6.4, 400mm at ISO 250. Distance to subject: c 5m


  1. So Common that I have never seen one. Then, if it is one that is usually at sea, I wouldn't get much of a chance.

  2. Hi Toffeeapple. You should consider a trip to the North Norfolk coast – "Despite its name, it is not at all common in some inland areas, though often abundant on the coast and in some eastern counties" (RSPB). All best, Tim

  3. I am useless at driving - no sense of direction. OH sometimes takes me to Norfolk, he knows that I like flat country but I've not been for a while, must work on that.

  4. Hi there, Heering Gull here I would say, a bird at the start of its third calender year, in second winter plumage...

    1. Again Alan thanks so much for putting me right.