This is a capture of a Ring-billed Gull with some texture and vignette added. These birds are known to be scavengers that hang out outside fast food restaurants and at garbage dumps. They are not usually considered elegant but if you look closely at some of their mannerisms, they can be quite elegant in nature. I thought the pose of this one fell into that catergory and needed a bit of texture to add to the artistic feel. Hope you enjoy!
Texture is from Shadowhouse Creations
This was taken at Myers Park in Lansing NY!