random gull

DSC_7370-minThe other day I was standing by the Reversing Falls, shooting cormorants in flight. I do this for practice. Every now and then I manage to get a sharp one. On this day, the Gull came out the best. We have Black-backed Gulls, ordinary Herring Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls here. The Black-back is the largest Gull in the world.

DSC_7385-minWhile doing this, and removing the bad ones, I often think of analog photography — I couldn’t have practiced this way back then.

Any day now, a Cormorant could decide it’s time to go south, and then they all go! In one feel swoop.

25 thoughts on “random gull

    1. tassitus Post author

      Yeah, and this one looks very determined on … something. They’re the worst when they have little ones — they could attack you!

      1. annetteholmboe

        I have been attacked by one ( not the biggest). I was on holiday in Jersey and visited Elizabeth Castle, and I think I came too close to a nest, and there it was- its funny after but not when it happens lol

  1. daydreamer2011

    Great photos as usual Rebekah!! 🙂

    I really need to grab my big camera and go out more and take photos….

    1. tassitus Post author

      Yeah, but only when you feel like it … I bring it all the time, but there are days when nothing gets shot at all ..

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Great pic, Bekah!
    He has that same killer focus as you see so often in photos of the Bald Eagle. Love the light here… Crisp on wings’ edge & upper surface, translucent through tail and flight feathers, hard on beak and eye…
    A perfect character sketch: )

      1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

        Ha, just SO typical, hey?
        My favourite piece of animated animal “dialogue” is the constant bickering of the seagulls in Saving Nemo…
        “Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!… “

  3. suzink

    I love the black! Never saw one before. I remember my dad taking forever to set his metering and distance. You got tired of smiling for a photo. He would have never gotten a full shot.

    1. tassitus Post author

      Yeah, I know what they were like. We had a visitor from France, a couple of years ago, and he had that! Quite amazing …

    1. tassitus Post author

      Thank you, Sherri-Ellen! The Cormorants are so much fun to watch! Just like the magpies back home … they’re always up to something! 🙂

  4. Nylabluesmum

    We have them here also. I love watching them swimming along & then diving & disappearing…you never know where they will pop up, lol….


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