Wanamassa Birds

I frequently stroll the streets of Wanamassa, NJ, with camera at the ready to take pictures of birds.

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Location: Ocean, New Jersey, United States

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Gull Rising

So, I took the plunge and bought a new camera, a Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z6. It has a 12:1 zoom with a longest focal length of 420mm (35mm equivalent) compared to the 380mm of the Olympus I've been using. But it captures images at 2816 x 2112 compared to the 1600 x 1200 of the older camera. I can use these extra pixels to (in effect) add zoom by cropping the image or to improve sharpness by resampling the image. Typically, I do some of both.

My first shot taken on my morning walk (already a benefit: my camera has me taking morning walks again!) was of a gull taking flight from the parking lot of the Foodtown on Sunset Ave. When all's said and done, only managing to get one shot of a gull is a bit disappointing. But I made up for that later in the morning.

Here's the picture, with both cropping and scaling applied in Photoshop:


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