This is in the Atacama Desert at the El Tatio geyser field. We stopped to eat and these gulls came scavenging. I manually focused at about 5 feet and set the aperture tight to f/10 -- the daylight was intense, so I was still shooting at 1/640s. The sharpness isn't perfect, but the motion blur in the back wing kindof gives it a shallow depth of field look. Anyways, I was just rapid firing and this was my favorite from the set.
Note: I titled this "Bonaparte's Gull" originally. My bird expert friend informed me that it is an Andean Gull, so the title is corrected :)
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The water was glass and the cloudy blue sky was perfect.
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Yeah, so there's green stuff on my roof. I've got the perfect pine needle to clean up with.
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Ranch in New Ulm, TX
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