Out earlier today and had just put the 100-400 onto my XT1 with the intention of shooting some abstract work with the waves crashing over the rocks.
I noticed some lovely side light striking this gull. Using spot metering to throw the background into shadow allowed me to create a nice portrait of perhaps an otherwise seemingly average subject.
I love using the 100-400. Having covered wildlife with my Canon 400 f/2.8 for years it is so refreshing to have such a capable combination that I can easily handhold.
All of the following images are jpeg with only the shadows darkened slightly to help the subject stand out more.
Looks like I messed up the ISO a bit on that last one (ISO 1000) which is what caused the shutter to fire at 1/1700 second ... Still, as you can see below the fujifilm XT1 like to eat this kind of ISO for breakfast :)