Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A walk on the Boardwalk

About a week ago, my wife and I finally got around to taking a walk on the Boardwalk in the neighboring town of Chesapeake Beach.  This relatively new boardwalk follows a saltwater creek into a salt marsh. It was a nice day, so I grabbed my camera and off we went.

Nothing too eventful - just a lot of opportunities to take pictures.  I did find a couple of things that were, I believe, helpful in my development as a photographer.  Taking a lot of photos of everyday life will usually result in a photo or 2 that are really nice.  Next time out I want to try some more shots of crabs in the water using my polarizing filter, but I forgot it this time.

Probably the thing I came away with most was the opportunity to practice taking shots of moving birds.  It's not an inherently easy thing to do, but when there are a lot of seagulls around, you get a LOT of practice.  I'll continue practicing on the seagulls to ensure that , when the opportunity presents itself for a great heron / osprey / bald eagle photo, I'll be ready and comfortable in the setting.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the walk

             Crab boats

        This crab was chowing down on something on this buoy - seaweed maybe?

                 This is why I need to remember to bring along the polarizing filter

                                                          Osprey in flight

                   This is what I love about taking a ton of digital photos.  Every once and a while you get one that is, well - perfect!

         Trying to freeze the seagulls in mid-flight.  It's harder than it looks - at least for me.

           Even though this one isn't in perfect focus, I like the reflection in the water

       Another one that, to me, turned out really nice.

Thanks for looking!



Brk Trt said...

Great photos all.
I love that blue crab shot.

Team MiRketti said...

Those turned out really nice. The beads of water coming off the birds feet is quite a catch along with the reflection in the water.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Nice photos. "Every once and a while you get one that is, well - perfect!" That one will get you a lot of kudo's.

mick said...

It looks like an interesting place to walk. I especially like the last photo of the bird in flight.

Neil said...

You did great love the last photo.

Howard said...

It is a little bit different photographing flowers that are standing still than flying birds but I liked them the best.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Nice shots. The osprey is very handsome.

Stewart M said...

The pictures of the gulls are great - not everything has to look like a guide book image!

I mix fishing with bird watching - but seem to see more birds while fishing and find the best fishing holes while birding! Strange.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne!

Tammy said...

Hi Wolfy, neat photos you have here. I like the gulls in flight. Thanks for your visit to my blog and the kind comments:)