Four Seasons

Four Seasons
Blessed by the beauty of Creation ~ sharing what I see from my little place in His world.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Playing around

with a new camera...

female Red-bellied Woodpecker

White-breasted Nuthatch
I've only had it for a couple of days, but I'm having fun playing around with it.  
male American Goldfinch
I love taking bird photographs, so having a better telephoto lens is wonderful.
pair of Tree Swallows
I didn't manage to center this Kestral, but with my old camera, I wouldn't even have gotten this shot.
This pair of Wood Ducks was way back in the swamp and it's not a super great photo, but again, much better than I could have achieved previously for that distance.
This Canada Goose was quite a bit closer to me, and I love how this one came out.
I've only just started studying the 285 page manual, so I still have a lot to learn.  But, as I said in my title, I'm having fun playing around with it.  As you can see...
It has some special effects - like putting the geese in a fish-eye setting!

It will shoot in "super vivid" which might come in handy with all the dreary days we have around here.
Looks more like fall, but I took this today.  Guess I'm not ready for fall yet, let's have spring and summer first!
However, I don't think I'll use the monochromatic setting much!
Now, the fish-bowl setting again.... fun!  I can change the shape of our swamp!
There's a neat setting that blurs the top and bottom of the photo.  I tried that with the next three photos and thought that setting could be useful.
Which photo is your favorite?