The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday. Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities. Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.
This photo of a herring gull perched on the pilings of a dock was taken while I was on a nice morning walk on Cuttyhunk Island. Adult herring gulls are grey, black and white so I immediately knew that this particular bird was a juvenile based on his color. Perhaps he thought I was going to put out some food or something because he was watching me very closely as I paused to reach for my camera. I took advantage of the opportunity and captured this photo as he stood there in profile. As I walked away he squawked loudly as if to say, "Gee, thanks for nothing!" I resumed my walk and then turned around and my new little friend had vanished.
Equipment and Settings
1/1600 sec at f7.1, ISO 400
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 185mm