One feature of my semi-SLR camera is that I can alter the shutter speed. I have always wanted to take those frozen-action shots that I see in books and on websites. So I have been out trying to use the high shutter speed to snap silver gulls. They still fly too fast for my camera's highest shutter speed (1/1000). But I managed to get some good shots of them taking off from the water.
Personally I am quite happy with them, knowing there is still room for improvement.
What do you think?