Fish is on the Menu

Daily Image - 21 April 2011 - Fish is on the Menu

This Herring Gull enjoys a tasty meal of Alewife, known colloquially as Kiack or Gasperaux. These small fish of the herring species migrate up tidal rivers and streams to spawn in fresh water, far upstream… if they can get there. This one met his demise at the foot of the fish ladder leading around Reynardton Dam on the Tusket River, in Yarmouth County. Huge flocks of Gulls, Cormorants and the occasional Bald Eagle gather at the base of the dam to feast on the bounty of the sea, performing an unending arial ballet as they gorge themselves.

Sony A-900 –  Tamron 70 – 200 f2.8 with 2X teleconverter – 400mm – ISO 800 – f5.6 – 1/1000


About gerrycurry

Gerry Curry was educated at Toronto’s Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, where he received a diploma in Fine Arts - Photography. Gerry is a certified Apple Computer Systems Engineer by profession and as an independent consultant has worked with the graphic arts and pre-press industry, both in south-western Ontario and Nova Scotia, Canada, for over 26 years. He has been at the forefront of digital imaging from its inception. Gerry teaches primary computer systems maintenance, advanced colour calibration and colour management courses for graphic design, digital fine art and photography students as well as professionals. For several years, in the 80's he was an annual guest lecturer on user-based computer maintenance at the Rochester Institute of Technology - College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Gerry now lives on the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia, close to Yarmouth, where he shares 30 acres close to the sea with his wife Nancy and their English and Welsh Springer Spaniels. Gerry enjoys tinkering with computers, working his dogs, flyfishing, writing and of course, photography.
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