I made this image around 7:45 in the morning at the La Jolla cliffs. The sun hadn't come out from behind the mountains completely but the western sky had very nice bands of pink and blue and there was still enough light from the east so that the Gull wasn't completely backlit. I had to lay down on my side to get the right angle for the background I was looking for. I can only imagine what the joggers along with cliff path were thinking, watching this guy lay in the wet dirt to photograph a Gull.
Technical Specs: Canon 7D, 70-200 f/4 IS @ 150mm, f/4, 1/160s, ISO 1000.