Seagull at Farmington Bay

By | 2017-12-03T12:20:01+00:00 February 24th, 2010|5 Comments

Yesterday morning I went out to the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area here in Utah to attempt some bird photography (my first time!). I was hoping to spot some Bald Eagles, since this is the time of year that they pass through the area, but I really didn’t have any luck. (I did spot one lonely eagle out in the water, but even with a focal length of 896mm I still couldn’t get in tight enough.) This little Seagull was just chilling by the water so I followed him around and got nice photo of him. I really like the shallow DOF and cool tones in the image … not too bad for a first time, eh? :)

A huge thanks to for the use of the 400mm lens and Wimberly tripod head. If you’re wanting to try out a lens, camera, or any other accessory they have some a huge selection at some very competitive prices, and is s a really great way to try out equipment if you’re thinking about purchasing the same item … or if you just want to have fun with something you either can’t afford or only need for a one-time event. I’ll definitely be renting from them again in the future.

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Jim Clark February 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Nicole you could get a 400 5.6 or a 100-400 a lot cheaper than a 2.8

  2. Glori February 24, 2010 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Nice shot! Hope it’s warmer there than here in Kansas City.

  3. Mark Coleman February 24, 2010 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Eagles haven’t been as plentiful this year as in years past, I think its beause of the mild winter. I counted 40 out there a few times but they were so far out on the iceyou cold not get a decent pic….but I do have a secert place in West Bountiful.

  4. Krystal February 24, 2010 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I wanted to say you have some wonderful work. I wondered if you mind me asking some questions – how long have you been into stock photography? Okay that question for the time being :)

  5. Brekke Felt February 25, 2010 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Oooohhh…. I have been looking at renting from them, they are better priced that a competitor I was looking at. Was it a good experience?

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