Sometimes it’s just luck. Taking pictures of birds with a compact camera is difficult. I have found that seagulls and pigeons are probably the easiest of bird to photograph as they are very comfortable around man. We were sat on the front at Blackpool having an ice cream and the world’s most friendly Seagull came to talk to me (kind of). He came so close it was almost threatening. I love the look on the birds face and possibly wouldn’t have published this image if it wasn’t for the second seagull in the background. I decided to make the photograph black and white because there wasn’t much colour in the original. I never new seagulls had red eyes until I looked closely at this image. Hope you like this bird as much as I do.