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Weekly Photo Challenge – Against the Odds

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Brazen gulls on the car hood seen through the windshield
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Same brazen gulls on the car hood after getting out of the car

Pulled in to park and, almost before stopping, a gull plopped itself on the hood. As unlikely as this was, a second one joined the party within seconds. And there they sat, staring intently at me. (I think they were interested in a handout, despite the signs admonishing ‘Do not feed the animals!”) Quickly, before they hopped off, I took a photo through the windshield. I need not have rushed. When I opened the door and got out¬† these birds did not budge an millimeter. So I took the second photo. But, as odd as this was, who would have thought all this would occur just a couple of days before this week’s challenge topic? And further, what are the odds that a couple of challenges ago (Repurpose) I essentially had the same experience – take photo that fit the topic right before knowing the topic. Surely against the odds! (Hmm. Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket ūüėČ )

Zooming during exposure: which is the innie and which is the outie?

1st photographed TV image of a macaw made while zooming the lens during exposure
1st photographed TV image of a macaw made while zooming the lens during exposure.
2nd photographed TV image of a macaw made while zooming the lens during exposure
2nd photographed TV image of a macaw made while zooming the lens during exposure.

In my previous post, I made a photo of a TV image and zoomed the lens during the exposure. In the comments, there was a question whether it would make a difference zooming in or out. So I did the experiment. Here are two images of a macaw on a TV photographed while zooming the lens during exposure. For one of the images, the lens was zoomed out. For the other, the lens was zoomed in. If examined closely, you can see a small difference between the images. I think this is due to a slight difference in how fast I turned the zoom ring on the lens for each image and not because the lens was zoomed in for one image and zoomed out for the other. What do think?