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The Birds

There are times when I really notice the difference between my old Nikon d40 and the 300s.  Birds in flight is the best example.

About a month ago the gulls at Farmington Bay were going crazy.  There were swarms!

Have you ever gone to the ocean and thrown bread at the gulls?  They were swarming the same way but there was no bread, no sign of fishes.

I think the gull in the picture above is a Herring Gull.  The pattern of white and black on the wing tips matches exactly.  These birds also have yellow feet, yellow eyes and speckled necks in the winter.  Some of the other gulls were harder to identify because their feet were covered in mud.  I have no idea what the gull in the first picture is because his feet are muddy and I can’t see the wingtips.

2 Responses to “The Birds”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Wow! Big difference! Cool flight photos and I love when their feet are stretched out.

    Hey, do you use any software? I’ve tried Aperture and Lightroom and I think I’m going to buy Lightroom.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I use Lightroom. I’ve considered getting Photoshop but so far I can’t bring myself to spend $700 on software. Maybe I should experiment with the trial version to see if it makes a difference. Dooce does a lot of neat things with different layers in pictures and I’d love to replicate the glowy effect.