It's been very cold this winter, we've had snow, we've had ice and in the second week of the year I went for a walk around one of the local reservoirs. The surface of the reservoir was almost completely frozen over so the ducks and geese were either skating along the ice or dipping in the water near the edge. Here's a wide angle shot of the ducks and the reservoir.
There was a single black headed gull (in it's winter plumage) out on the ice so I got my long lens out to take a couple of shots. He looked quite a gentleman strutting across the ice and glancing over at me as if to say "wot you looking at mate?".
The he decided to take off and fly around. It was quite windy so he was hanging quite nicely in the air overhead. I thought I'd try to get some shots of him up in the air. I pushed the ISO setting up to 800 so I could get a shutter speed of 1/4000 second and hopefully get some decent shots.