Nice click there and I know its a tough one to capture, I have managed very few such shorts...main problem with my P&S is that when shutter speed and zoom increases, I have to crank up the ISO and there, anything above 400 will be damn noisy....yet i have managed a few. This one was taken while on a boat trip.
Nice catch, specially the sunrays hitting the head of the seagull. I usually bump up the ISO to 400 for higher shutter speeds. Yes, noise is always a problem. I have tried a software, but it softens the image more than my liking.