Bonaparte’s Gull

I photographed this Bonaparte’s Gull in Cannon Beach, Oregon, while still getting a feel for my then new D7200 and the kit 18-140mm lens.

D7200, Nikkor 18-140mm | 1/400, f/5.6 @ ISO 200

I like the look of this photo quite a bit. It works great as a wallpaper because of its muted colors and even tone. It’s when you look closer that the image falls a bit short – its soft. The 18-140 kit lens is the worst I’ve used in terms of image quality. If I could go back in time & space and take this photo again, I’d change two things – switch to my 200-500mm and increase the shutter speed.

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