i use the Vultures as props.

I take a lot of pictures of them and Seagulls for two reasons. First they are always around making a really good photo an actual possibility. Second I track them for practice, I still take a picture for reasons other than a stellar photo. It doesn’t matter if the picture is a keeper all I want from it is where the focus point is and if I fixed it on the bird.

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QUARANTINED again.

I have looked at Mount Diablos eastern slope for 18 years, it has the potential of a good photograph. There is one glitch, on this side utility towers and lines run right through the middle it.

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a new editor; big learning curve

Perhaps a bit more yellow should have been taken out of the image, but at the time I was concerned I may have taken out the defining factor. On the other hand it may be a photo that I need to keep studying before sending it to Photoshop for a butchering there.

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Seagulls; today

I decided to post a few images of Seagulls today I have not posted any of them prior to this blog. It’s good to have a fairly large archive to look through comparing camera settings used on the best images. Too large of an archive with no organization can be a time sink or a searching nightmare.

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Reflections

one medium size bird is capable of causing a major disruption in the serenity of the slough. They are constantly hunting for fish with quite an admirable success rate.

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Egret staying low

Capturing a flying bird directly in front of the camera is a challenge for me as I have mentioned in previous blogs.I’ll be inside the house until the latest wildfire is extinguished, or controlled and the smoke is reduced.

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a flying Gull.

I was able to capture the dancing water behind the Gull. I took 108 photos this morning keeping 10; most were not acceptable.

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A change in weather.

Photography consist of “one of’s”, each picture is unique in itself and can not be duplicated. Conditions change, making each scene completely different than a few minutes prior.

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