Allow me to take you to St Vital Park in Winnipeg,Manitoba.
This is one of our favorite places to photograph water birds.
The following pictures were taken on April 17,2010.
All pictures were shot with the Canon Rebel xti,and 100-400mm lens,
using it at 400mm.
This is a typical scene at the park,gulls flying overhead.
This image has not been cropped so you can see it was really close.
Another Ring-billed Gull,this time flying a little lower,again,uncropped.
These two landed on a light post and looked like they were posing,
both having their head turned the same way.
This picture has been cropped a little.
Here is an uncropped photo,to show just how close they allow one to come.
It is shot at 400mm,but still,this is all I could get in the picture.
Looking across the small pond I noticed a Gull landing on a tree.
This is something I had never seen before.
He seemed to have a hard time balancing on the thin branches.
Just another shot of the same Gull.
I thought his balancing act looked quite lovely.Both of these pictures are cropped a small amount.
I am sure that throughout the summer there will be more picture from this park.
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