Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Experiment with new camera - mud and birds

19-40 hrs: Treated myself to a new digital camera - and spent the afternoon wandering around snapping a few things. The one above is reduced to about 350 KB. The one below is the original - at 2.34 MB. The first  uploaded at the speed I am used to - without making the quality less bad in this page. (What is the brownish-reddish bird?) Much fun to be had now trying to take better pictures!

The bird - zoomed in using a simple picture editor. Impressive stuff!


Lorna Scammell said...

The brownish reddish bird is black-tailed godwit in summer plumage

Lorna Scammell said...

It is an adult of the Icelandic race, not of the Dutch or other European population. Probably a female migrating south earlier than the male - whilst he brings up the chicks. Cool.