Spend most of the afternoon trying to get this right with different angles and settings - didn't help that the sun kept going behind a cloud thus totally messing things up.

I will never again moan about trying to shoot a Gull or Mallard in flight as these things are unreal in their speed! Seriosly I'd miss them even at 10 FPS!! In order to freeze the action enough to get the body still I pretty much needed 1/5000th !! didn't even try for the wings

As a results pretty dark and high ish iso given the conditions but out of 400 shots these are the only salvageable ones.

Shot full manual IS0 640/800 1/5000 f7.1 and f8 with the 24-105 L lens



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and this one taking a faecal sac out of the nest ( aww )


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Sorry a lot are so similar