I took a series of 6 or 7 images with a 300mm lens and then I let Photoshop Elements 9 make a panoramic composite of them. I broke all the rules, aperture preferred exposure, autofocus on, handheld, etc. I then cropped the image and did a little processing. I'm working on getting rid of the dark band of water on the left of the frame that was caused by the autoexposure. I like the image and after a little more processing, resizing and printing I think it will be hanging in my office at home. I'll post this again if I succeed with the last of the processing, if not it will soon be forgotten by all of us. The majority of the birds are laughing or ring-billed gulls.