This interesting closeup of this Ring-billed Gull was taken at Stuyvesant Cove on the East River in Manhattan. Ring-billed Gulls in many cases will winter at the same location every year and there are many Ring-billed Gulls that visit Stuyvesant Cove during the winter. It has become one of my favorite locations to photograph Gulls and this year cormorants.
The picture of this American Kestrel was taken on my terrace in the East Village in Manattan. I was very surprised when I looked out on my terrace on the 12th floor to see this beautiful American Kestrel perched on the railing. I was able to photograph him through my window. He visited with my for about twenty minutes.
The picture of this Herring Gull in flight was taken at Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The picture of this Herring Gull in flight was taken with the CANON EOS7D and the CANON 100-400mm lens and the CANON 580EXII flash.
On a really windy day, the birds will be flying into the wind and will remain more still making it easier to get a shot of the bird in flight.
The picture of this Black-throated Blue Warbler was taken in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY with my CANON EOS7D and the Canon 100-400 mm lens. I was glad to have the extremely fast burst mode that is built into the CANON EOS7D when I walked right into a termite hatching in the park.
The birds were flitting around in a frenzy hardly ever stopping and I was happy to be able to keep clicking away keeping up with the action with the CANONEOS 7D. I purchased a battery power pack for the CANON Speedlite 580EXII which makes the flash recycle much more quickly in addition the having the flash unit stayed powered much longer which came in really handy for this particular type of shooting.