Bonaparte's Gull with shad

Seen at a local reservoir spillway near Memphis.

Canon 7D2, 400mm f4 DO IS, 1.4x TC
ISO 400, f7.1, 1/5000s, hand held

Any comments appreciated.

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Excellent contrast between the gull and its background. Good job on the exposure to bring out detail in the white plumage. This really needs to be seen large in order to appreciate the fish in the mouth which is a plus.

Very nice angle and a great view of the fish which makes the shot Allen

Very nice detail in the gull with excellent wing position, Allen… I also like the curve of the fish. Well done.

Allen, fine timing to get an excellent action pose of the fish.

I thought this was a frame of mine before I realized who posted this!! Really nice. IQ is excellent, and the prey is a big bonus. BG is really nice. The shooting conditions there can be tough, so I appreciate how hard it was to catch this. Only minor critique is that the bird could have been more evenly lit. You’ll have to get them better trained for me when I come back next December!