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Picture of seagull (Herring gull) on seawall with snow covered forest as background

March 19th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Taken with Olympus E500 digital camera March 17th 2008. Click image for larger view.
I was out rowing, for the first time this year, when I saw this herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on a seawall. Had to take a picture of the seagull with the snow covered forest as background.
Let me tell you that it is not particularly easy to take photos from a small and rocky rowboat. Especially when you are trying to zoom in on a bird.

Here is another picture of the seawall.

Information about the picture:
Camera: Olympus E-500 digital SLR camera
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 150 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Lens: Olympus Zuiko Digital 40-150mm F3.5-4.5
Location: Laupstad (Andørja), Troms in Northern Norway

Tags: Birds · Coast · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Rocks · Seagull · Seawall · Shore · Snow · Winter

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Rick // Mar 20, 2008 at 2:28 am

    That was an awesome capture under those conditions! Beautiful shot Thomas.

  • 2 Claire // Mar 21, 2008 at 12:35 am

    I commend you for going out rowing in what looks like freezing weather.


  • 3 Tamera // Apr 10, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    He looks like a majestic king standing on that stone.