And another bird, possibly a goldfinch, that took off as soon as I snapped the shutter.
I haven’t been able to get out anywhere that seagulls land or perch in a while (except, now that I think about it, the grocery store a few weeks ago where I saw two gulls fighting over some trash in the parking lot), so I’ve only seen the gulls flying overhead, where they’re hard to capture on camera.
I finally did! Sort of.
(Hey, at least you can tell it’s a gull.)
Not brush strokes, just digital zoom.
I couldn't get close without spooking the birds, and I didn't have a camera on hand with optical zoom, but I figured I'd give it a shot with my phone.
It's not clear. But it is a great example of something I've found fascinating about digital zoom: The way it can make a photo look like it’s been painted with brush strokes rather than captured with pixels.
No, those aren’t brush strokes. It’s just digital zoom.