Author Topic: Backyard critters  (Read 61609 times)

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Re: Backyard critters
« Reply #75: November 23, 2008, 12:57:36 PM »

I was driving back from an excursion Downtown when I noticed this sitting in my backyard. It was some sort of young sea bird or crane. I quickly fish-tailed onto my street and ran inside to grab our new Canon EOS Rebel XS 1000D thinking this would be a great opportunity to test it out.

The results varied because I slapped on the 75-300mm zoom lens for the first time with no filters, so the sun really baked these pics out, but here is a decent one.

I am not sure what kind of bird it is, but found it surprising it was just sitting back there. It looks like a juvenile and it’s hard to determine what color feathers it’s finally going to have. It seemed a bit lost and skittish, but not enough to fly or run away when I approached it.

I’ll work on the camera work in time and if any of our resident photographers has any tips or ideas, that would be sweet too.