Bird in Flight

Temperatures reached the mid-60’s yesterday, a blessed reprieve from typical Winter temperatures, so my neighbor and I decided we were long overdue for a photowalk.

We headed down to Palmyra Nature Cove and headed out on a path down which we’d never walked. We headed straight out from the science center and out on the narrow neck of land which helps form the freshwater tidal cove from which the park derives its name.

I took my 55-300mm and 500mm lenses along, and managed to capture some decent photos with each 1. My favorite image, by far, came when we were out on an observation dock in the tidal pool, where there were likely a couple of hundred seagulls soaring about in the warm Winter air. Seagulls might be “rats with wings,” but I love their call.

The birds flew so close I was able to get some terrifically sharp images of them in flight as they passed low just beyond the dock. My favorite is below. Other than lens corrections, it’s not cropped at all.

Seagull in flight
Nikon D7000 with 55-300mm lens
300mm
ISO 100
ƒ5.6
1/1600 sec


  1. Though I was disappointed with my long distance photos on the 500mm, its general lack of sharpness really comes out on those. 

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  1. The photo is so sharp and seems so cLose I could reach out and touch it. I Love it.

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