A quote from my son on seeing my photographs: “Pictures are like bird fledglings.” I had to ask him to explain. “All don’t make it.” He had realised that for every photograph I take that I rate as good I take many more that don´t turn out as good. Thus the comparison to bird fledglings.
Sometimes you are in luck as when I passed this gull scratching himself while swimming. I would think it would inconvenient to do this while swimming but nevertheless that is what he managed to do. But never, never put the camera in the bag until you are home and no unexpected pictures can happen. That is easy to say but sometimes you don´t want to go around with a camera all the time. And of course then something happens that makes you wish for a camera. And unexpected pictures always run the risk of being unsharp and having problems with the exposure. This picture is not sharp but the gull makes something unexpected that will not recur if you don´t spend all day watching the gulls. Two years ago I went by a bush and found a great tit collecting red wool from a lost mitten someone had hung on the bush. I managed to get a picture in the bad morning light even though it is not perfectly sharp. The picture can be found on my other blog.
The picture with the scratching gull is taken with a Nikon D3000 and the lense is 70 – 300 mm and the picture is cut.