Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Photo of the Day......Ring Billed Gulls

While taking a Christmas morning walk along Lake Springfield we came upon a busy flock of Ring Billed Gulls.  This is our first time spotting Ring Bills on Lake Springfield.  Someone had thrown them a slice of bread and the frenzy was on.  What ISO?!  Where do I focus?!  How do I find composition and focus?!  Oh damn just shoot!   In hindsight I realize that there was not as much light as I thought.  It was near midday but it was also just past Winter Solstice.  I should have shot at at least 200 if not 320 to keep the shutter above 1/1000th at all times.  Even big birds are quick and blur their wings at less than 1/1000th.  

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