Sunday, June 03, 2012
We stopped by Potter Marsh Saturday afternoon. I've stopped being frustrated with my camera's limited ability to get decent distant shots (ie - most birds) and take it as a challenge to find good photos and ways to push the limits of my camera.
So the purple nailed hand dangling from this truck that pulled in next to us and blocked my view of the water seemed like a natural shot.
And this dead gull floating near the shore. Not sure what the story was, perhaps it was hit by a vehicle. It wasn't far from the road.
From the board walk we saw a wide array of birds - most impressive were a sandhill crane that flew a wide arc, a bald eagle that flew out of its nest at the end of the boardwalk, a pair of teal, and the little swallows that were sitting on the railings. I did figure out how to use the free public telescopes on the viewing platforms as a telephoto lens for my camera. It's not perfect, but it did yield this picture of a pair of American wigeons. Then my battery died.