During November, when hunting season is going on in Arkansas and Oklahoma, I enjoy going to Kerr Dam in Oklahoma to photograph the Ring-billed Gulls catching shad. Can you see the shad with its head sticking out of the water?

Ring-billed Gull Zeroing In On A Shad
Ring-billed Gull Zeroing In On A Shad

I was sitting in the rocks on the south side of the dam. I was hand-holding my camera and lens.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 40D
  • Canon EF 400 mm f/5.6L


  • Location: Robert S. Kerr Lock and Dam (Oklahoma)
  • Date Taken: November 21, 2009
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec.
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Continuous Auto Focus
  • ISO: 400
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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