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Swallow-tailed Gull Feeding Chick

Image # 1D2_03305

Genovesa Island


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS at 160 mm

ISO 400, f/8, 1/2000 second

Manual Metering



We were fortunate enough to see chicks from a number of species, and enjoyed shooting this Swallow-tailed Gull as it fed its chick. The chick was in the shadows, with the parent partly in the open sun. Normally, this would have been a perfect opportunity for some fill-flash, but flash photography is strictly prohibited. I had to rely on the Shadows and Highlights tool in Photosohp for this and similar pictures.