Monday, 30 April 2012

Black-headed Gull

While playing havoc with image clarity, sometimes a grey day can provide interesting backdrops. This shot might look like a cut-out, but in fact the lack of definition in the background is simply a reflection of the absence of any discernible detail on a horribly dreary day on the coast.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM L lens, 1/320th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500. Distance to subject: c 5m


  1. A difficult subject to photograph Tim, being a mostly white bird and a light background, you did ok though :-)

  2. I see these birds all winter when their heads are white but they move back to the coast before they turn black. Most frustrating.