Tuesday, February 09, 2021 (40 days until First Day of Spring)
My new toys are up and running, after having received and installed various auxiliary parts. Today’s header photo is of a flicker high in a treetop. It’s from my 70sx zoom camera, with me about fifty yards away. The eye viewer helps to stabilize shots, yet there’s a little camera shake. I tried three times to capture the entire bird, finally successful in an instant before it flew.
From a distance, here are “the girls” grazing in a neighbor’s pasture.
I continued to check capture possibilities over distances. Here, the camera is zeroed-in to capture individualities. As usual, Pimmy’s whole cute self is irresistible.
I love bluebirds–beautiful, quick and fun. This season. many are hanging by my barn.
Like, whole flocks of them.
Finally, because this is so cool, a tree-scape.
An apparatus arrived that should enable better camera stabilization during high zooming. Stabilizing is the challenge, for even a slight push of the capture button adds a little shake. A new controller that I’ll try out today adds a separate handheld device which helps with focus and remotely captures images.
Dear Friends: A step forward will be, on snowshoes, out tramping with camera. Diana