Two Gulls One Winner

By | January 30, 2020

The Bonaparte’s Gull and the Ring-billed Gull were both diving for a shad in the river. The smaller Bonaparte’s Gull got to it first. This was at Robert S. Kerr Reservoir (Kerr Dam) near Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

Two Gulls One Shad
Two Gulls One Shad

How I Got The Shot – Two Gulls One Winner

I was sitting near the edge of the water with my tripod and camera. I was using a Canon EOS-1D Mark III camera with a Canon EF500mm f/4L IS USM lens.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f5.6
  • ISO 500
  • Shutter speed – 1/4000 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 500 mm

Here is a photo of another Gull I photographed with a shad: Ring-billed Gull Leaving Water With Shad

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.