Enjoyed my time away though. Week 8 was still supposed to be a winter theme. Feb 20 - 23 I was still south of the snow line and so the handful (litereally barely picked up my camera on the drive home) of shots that I took before diving into catch-up mode at work didn't give me much to choose from for a blog-a-ble photo.
I took this shot while sitting in the WalMart parking lot waiting for my mother to pick up her script. I'd been feeding Cheerios to a group of "wild" Muscovey ducks living in a pond next to the parking lot. Within seconds of the toss of my first handful to the ducks, the sky was full of gulls. I captured this fellow as he hovered over my head just waiting for me to give in and toss up a few pieces.
Shooting Date/Time 2/22/2011 11:40:37 AM
Shooting Mode Manual Exposure
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/640
Av( Aperture Value ) 11.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
ISO Speed 1600
Lens EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length 55.0 mm
Image Size 3888x2592
Image Quality RAW
White Balance Mode Daylight
Adjusted exposure in post process - original image was much lighter than I liked.