Very nice but you did not say what camera you bought. I like the green frog
They've all come out well. I especially like the egret. Keep on clicking.
It lets you get up close and personal. How is the shutter response? Good enough to get the flying geese, I guess. My own point&shoot has extremely poor shutter response. Press the shutter and sometime later the camera will actually take the picture. The only reason I keep it is that it's easy to carry.
So far, so good...By the way, I just had a visit from two Arcata residents at my land trust. They are in town (here in the northern Piedmont of Pennsylvania) visiting a friend who lives down the street. The three of them (the two women from Arcata) and their friend came in to buy some suet cakes for the birds, and we had a chance to talk for a minute before they went out to walk on our trails. The women told me they live on a hill slightly inland from the coast, and that they have a second-growth redwood forest in their back yard. One of the women used to work at Humboldt State University until she retired. They sound like they like the area very much. I think maybe you made the right choice to move from Grass Valley.
Love the photographs.
Bill-- Whoops, you are right, I forgot to mention the camera. I had done a whole post about it on Facebook. I ended up buying a Panasonic Lumix FZ70. I had been leaning toward the Canon SX50 just because I had had two Panasonics before, but I got this one at a price I just could not resist.John-- I love the egret shot too. My favorite!Mark P-- Yes, it really does have good shutter response. Once that little indicator goes green for focus, I can click away. I was surprised that I could get those flying geese. It was a good test.Scott-- I've been out photographing clouds. That's one of the important tests for me! Wonderful news about the two folks from Arcata. Yes, this is a very nice community. We do love living here. Redwoods and ocean, all the natural life we love.NCmountainwoman-- Thank you for that.
All right. You are back in business and doing fine. Geese great, egret fine but loved the frog.BTW, that was a really good picture of you and roger on the biker birder's blog.
Arkansas Patti-- Really glad you liked the froggie photo. That little critter was so small among all the tall green grasses along the big pond. That photo of Dorian, Sonia, Roger and me was the first "selfie" we were ever in. It was a fun moment.
No learning curve for you it seems! The sharpness of the song sparrow is wonderful!alan
alan-- Really there is a learning curve with the camera. There are things I simply don't understand. I'm working on it though. So glad you liked the song sparrow!