Thanks for all the kind words
Whether they are praise, suggestions or a plain "eww!" it's a great motivator to get some feed-back here in these forums from all of you!
Gordon - edited the post to include some tech-info, reminding me that I should always provide that.
lol..ormina, I think of him as a real renaissance-duck. The colors are right out of some French Revolution movie (which is probably utter nonnsense if you don't have a weird mind like mine..lol).
Yes Big Pix, you are indeed fortunate to have ready access to such magnificent creatures! And we for you sharing them!
Patti, I've always admired gulls for their intrepid ways. they are tough in ways few birds are and starkly beautiful in their own way. Resilient, sleek and very goal-oriented
It was a lucky day with clear skies and a set sun.