Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Eider-palooza

One of the greatest things about being in Gloucester are the Common Eiders. You can find them here year round. They are very gregarious and this time of year the will flock together. I found this motley crew diving for mussels off of the Boulevard. It was the first day out with the D7100 and I wanted to test its capabilities. It was a very cloudy day, which has its advantages, but having lots of light isn’t on of them. So I pumped up the ISO to 500 and let it rip.

Common Eider Raft 11 January 2014 - 009

Common Eider Raft 11 January 2014 - 026

Common Eider Raft 11 January 2014 - 029

Common Eider Raft 11 January 2014 - 005

Common Eider Raft 11 January 2014 - 004

Common Eider Raft 11 January 2014 - 014-2

Common Eider Raft 11 January 2014 - 002

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8 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shots!

Dave said...

Smart bird Steve, I don't get to see them often enough.

500 ISO ...... come on, here in the UK its our minimum setting, we never get any sunshine to allow us to go lower, lol

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds!

Karen said...

The white ones are handsome!

Arija said...

Your enjoyment of your new toy is tangible in the pics. Lovve the way they die the waves like a lot of children at the beach.

Janice Adcock said...

Beautiful shots of beautiful birds!

Chris Rohrer said...

This is an amazing and alien looking bird:)

Adam Jones said...

I do like the Eider. They make a great noise too.

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