My friend Danita and I were heading out to dinner on this beautiful Saturday evening. With my roof always being down, it wasn't hard to notice what seemed to be a large amount of birds overhead.
Traffic within her neighborhood is always very light. So I stopped in the middle of the road to take a few pics.
My guess it this is a gathering of vultures, although I'm not entirely sure.
This camera's 35x optical zoom lens comes in handy in situations like this.
I'm not a pro at this photography thing. So I did what I thought would work and hoped for the best.
The "Sports" mode on the dial can be used for shooting subjects in motion. All I had to do is follow the birds while they are in flight, which is A LOT harder than it seems.
Even so, I managed to get a few decent shots.
They aren't the clearest pics I've ever taken. But this is the best I can expect with this style camera.
Some cropping and processing produced a few decent shots.
With no traffic in the neighborhood, we hung around to watch the birds for a while.
I kept zooming and following.
I think I've encountered the limitations of this camera's lens and sensor.
Not bad, overall.
The photo above shows a surprising amount of detail considering how far away these birds were from the camera.
There seemed to be at least 20 birds in the air at any given moment.
My guess is that there was something dead nearby.