An immature herring gull in flight

Herring gull, Bempton Cliffs

Nikon D50, 70-300mm F/4-5.6 G, polarising filter

300mm, f/5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 800. Date: 2007-07-16

cropped, levels adjustment, sharpening

I normally have a great deal of trouble photographing birds in flight; most of the shots are just blurs. Luckily for me, this seagull was only about 20 yards away when I took it, and the image has remained sharp.

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