Participation: The Four-Thousand Club

Challenge #42 in the Ways of Seeing series. Hosted by jezsik.
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Avian Twostep. Ring Billed Gull in breeding colors.
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Note the red ring around the eye and red coloration behind the bill. A tricky capture because the AF defocuses wildly and then stops whenever the subject drifts outside the autofocus area.
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Submitted: Friday, 21st May, 2010 16:03 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 22nd March, 2009
Focal length: 269 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: F6.9
ISO: 400
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