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.
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.
- 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