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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Environmental Portraits

What a beautiful weekend here in New England, huh? I hope those of you readers who are local are able to get out and enjoy this weather. Last night Mr. S and I went to Genarros in Quincy for an early dinner (Thanks Matt for the gift certificate!)  The meal was amazingly deliciousness. Not sure that is proper English but it's the best way to describe the Chicken Parmesean, Eggplant Parmesean, Fettuccini Puttanesca made with freshly made fettuccine that I ordered. The leftovers are sitting in the fridge right now just waiting for Mr. S and I to devour it for lunch this afternoon. After dinner, Mr. S agreed to accompany me to meet up with a few camera club members in Quincy to photograph shore birds. Mr. S is such a trooper.....or as my friend Andy likes to call him......."the long suffering one".
I used the Nikon 70-300 mm non VR cheapo lens last night. The results were "eh" with this lens. I stopped it down to f11 (the lens sweet spot) and jacked the ISO up to 500 to get the desired shutter speed.
We went to a marsh in Squantum near Wollaston Beach where many different varities of shorebirds can be found. Last night there was slim pickings with only a couple different birds to be seen.
Here is a Yellowlegs. I *think* it's a Lesser Yellowlegs, but if I am wrong and it is a Greater Yellowlegs, please feel free to correct me.
The other species we saw were the Killdeer:

Now, how many hours is it until lunch time??????????


  1. Nice shots Carol!
    How were the leftovers??

  2. Thanks nancy.
    The leftovers? Still amazingly deliciousness.:-)