More practice with long lens, continuous focus, reticle sighting and birds gliding on the wind. Getting the equipment set up properly is just half the effort – tracking and exposure make or break the effort.
For the technical among you: Olympus E-3, continuous focus mode, 1/2000 sec., f/4, ISO 100, 5fps shooting. 300mm, f/2.8 lens with 1.4x teleconverter. Olympus EE-1 reticle sight.
I like how the first image looks like an X-ray of the wings, with everything fitting together perfectly to complete the form. The second image highlights the streamline form of the bird, making it easy to glide with the wind or shift directly quickly. The last image shows off the wingspan that enables gulls to grab the wind and fly fast or hover in one spot looking for food or a landing zone.