Herring Gull and Fall Colors

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Herring Gull and Fall Colors
 
It is pretty much impossible to go to the coast and not see a few gulls. We saw Herring Gulls, Ring Billed Gulls and Great Black Backed Gulls. Talk about identification nightmares…often they were mixed in with each other and most of them were still in juvenile or 1st, 2nd or 3rd Winter plumage. This image was made at Otter Cove during low tide while the gulls were searching for crabs and other meals. They seem to follow the same pattern circling in front of some colorful trees. I waited and would pan with them as they flew. I really found the new mode 2 (for panning) of the Vibration Compensation system on the new G2 version of the Tamron 150-600mm perfect to allow me to get sharp crisp images as I panned with the birds. Again, this to me was another image that symbolizes Maine in the Fall, a gull with fall colors as a background.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Aperture Priority, f8, +.7 stops of exposure compensation, ISO 400, resulting in a shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second, handheld utilizing mode 2 of the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters
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