Ring-billed Gull On the Wing

Ring-billed Gull in flightRing-billed Gull in flight – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/4000, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

Yesterday I had a bit of fun photographing this Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) at Farmington Bay Wildlife Management Area, I love the snowy whites these gulls exhibit in their plumage year round. This gull flew in towards me then turned to expose its complete underside.

Ring-billed Gull starting a diveRing-billed Gull starting a dive – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/6400, ISO 640, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

This image is the next frame I took as the gull turned to dive towards the water. Just one frame can make quite a difference in poses when you are shooting a Ring-billed Gull on the wing.

Mia

12 Comments

  1. M. Firpi October 11, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Lovely poster print Mia!

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

      Thank you Maria, it would make a nice print.

  2. Carol Mattingly October 11, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    He’s such a beautiful bird. Carol

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Thanks Carol, I think they are beautiful birds too.

  3. Laurence Butler October 11, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Woah, nice!

  4. Beverly Everson October 11, 2012 at 7:06 am

    I love these! The eyes are fantastic. Excellent work, as always, Mia!

  5. Bob Bushell October 11, 2012 at 4:09 am

    Just brilliant, the Ring-billed Gull flying is one of your best, cheers Mia.

    • Mia McPherson October 13, 2012 at 10:01 am

      Tnank you Bob, the gull made getting the images a lot of fun.

  6. Dan Huber October 11, 2012 at 4:05 am

    I love the flight shots too Mia, very nice!

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