Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Gull First


While at the lake over the winter, I saw my first Bonaparte's Gulls. Fortunately, I got three or four photos because it was the only time I saw them. I suspect they were migrating and made a brief stop. Normally, the only gulls that winter here are Ring-billed Gulls and they don't appear in huge numbers.

1/1000 sec. f/11 ISO 400


16 comments:

Nicki said...

Fabulous clarity and color. Makes me want to skip town and head to the beach, or lake (in this case).

Tanya Breese said...

wow!! seriously!

Jan n Jer said...

Great capture...love it!

Andee said...

I got a picture of one of these too! I wasn't sure what kind of gull it was. Once again I am leaving here wiser. Great shot.

MTWaggin said...

An amazing shot as usual and a very pretty gull!

TexWisGirl said...

very cool! glad you got to see a new gull. i'm just in awe of how you take the simplest, cleanest of shots and make it breathtakingly beautiful.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful picture, I'm not sure I have seen one of these before, thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous....and a fabulous "toe" point!!

TheChieftess said...

You're a master at capturing birds in flight!!!

Andrew Fulton said...

A great spot Brian... and a lovely image of it.

Carole M. said...

and a beautiful snapshot of it too Brian; captured in a sea of blue sky

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great capture!

Leenie said...

Way to be there and ready with your camera. We see a lot of unusual birds here during their migration. Wish a few more would hang around.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Great Flying Shot! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comments. cheers.

Kerri said...

Wonderful flight shot!!!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great shot of the gull in flight, Brian!