Monday 15 April 2013

Look and you will see!

This morning I tried to take a photo of a little junco.
Look at the distortion!
I thought my camera could do it through these old windows with "wavy" glass panes. Nope, it  didn't work, but I kind of like it anyway.
A junco, seen through wavy glass
Later in the afternoon Molly and I walked the neighbourhood on the prowl for more objects.
At first I had the 55 mm lens ready - and too bad.
A fox crossed a property nearby and we were too far away. Though, when I blew up the picture you can make him out, if barely.
A fox? No - that is Molly!
Aahh! THERE!
After that I changed to a lens with a 200 mm zoom. Further down the road I took aim at a crow sitting on the lawn.
 A crow watching us ...
..our approach makes her wary...
...and she takes off.  Click, click, click 
The setting was with zoom, on moving objects and multiple shots, but I didn't manage to get it really focused. :((
No good combination. With a zoom I could get "closer up to the object", but it didn't work so good with the movement. I have yet to figure out how to do 3D tracking of a moving object. 
Well, I have to practise, practise, practise.

Then we went down to the water. The sun broke through the clouds and I just loved the mirroring greys and blues on the water's surface. 

I didn't see the gull down at the water's edge. Do you?
Trying to capture the colours...
...while a gull was watching me.
When I took the next shot it took off.
Thank you!

Hope you liked my little excursion as much as I did. Thank you for your company. 

And if you like, take a look at the second part of our journey in January 2006. To Tuscon and Bisbee, Guadalupe Park and Carlsbad Caverns we went....


  1. I saw the fox! I think you are doiing a great job with your camera. I need to take the time to learn how to use my Nikkon. All I do now is put it on auto and enlarge.

  2. Definitely interesting photos.

  3. I am also trying to learn how to take better pictures with my Nikon. It is helping to read the Kindle book on my model to learn all kinds of new things. I am really enjoying your pics.

  4. Nice series of photos. It's great that you caught the crow and seagull in flight!

  5. Excellent photos, can never learn too much about your camera.

  6. Love the photos - especially the fox. I've never seen a fox in the wild. I think that was a really nice picture.

    I always like photos of birds in flight. They are so hard to get, especially really clear. Your crow photo is great - it looks clear to me. Look at his beautiful feathered wings and his feet and lets hanging down. :)


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