Following my shooting last weekend for One Minute On Earth project (see the great www.kujaja.com website), when I went early morning on the St Kilda Pier, I've now posted this shot of a seagull (you can also see it in my 500px gallery: http://500px.com/photo/75113065):
This was taken about 7.50am, so 15mins or so after the sunrise, when the rays of the sun strike the water almost horizontally.
I was trying to take shots of the seagulls in full flight (quite tricky to get a sharp image, VR stabilisation or not on the lens!), and only got a few good ones. This one was shot against the water, with the sun light coming from beneath the body of the seagull, making the feather glow with a warm orange light
I also really enjoy the effect of the light on the water, which was very still that morning.
Hope you also like it, and thanks for your visit!