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A stroll across a parking lot produces two birds for the price of one

Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus), Santa Cruz, California, April 27, 2005, 3:04 p.m., by Tony Britton
Bushtit (Psaltriparus minimus), Santa Cruz, California, April 27, 2005, 3:04 p.m., by Tony Britton

It’s generally true that the more megapixels your camera has, the better your photos will be. This fun shot of a Bushtit examining its reflection shows that timing, composition, and a bit of luck can be just as important.

Gallery contributor Tony Britton
Gallery contributor Tony Britton

Tony Britton owns a mobile personal training and martial arts business in Santa Cruz, California. In April 2005, he was walking through a parking lot on his way to teach an exercise class when he noticed a female Bushtit flapping around a car’s mirror. He grabbed his Olympus C-720 Ultra Zoom, a three-megapixel point-and-shoot, to try for a photo.

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