Warning- will milk this thread with a few species. So, I purchased a new camera body. Picked Canon's 7D. Sat in box for a couple of weeks. A fireworks show down the waterfront provided the first 180 frames. 179 were garbage. I know this looks like I got kicked in the groin that night, but have been having a whale of a time ever since. Just a fluke? Have more seagulls. Exhibiting feeding and perching behavior. Needs a toothpick. Perhaps some squid attempting to redefine the food chain. Thank you for your time. .