I’m really not sure why I didn’t get a post together yesterday. No good excuse really. For whatever reason, I’ve woke up motivated to work on my blog this rainy day.
Since I purchased a new bridge camera right before our vacation, I have been trying to practice with it during the week. Still have a long ways to go before I master our new camera.
ONE: The Birds
One of the main reasons I purchased this camera was my frustration with the zoom on my old camera. Now, I can take a bit better photos of those birds I love to watch.
There’s a story behind this photo of a Carolina Wren. Shouldn’t there be a story behind every photo though?
I was looking out our backdoor and noticed a hummingbird chasing a small group of birds. I grabbed my camera and ran. Too slow. The show was over by the time I got out there. However, I did hear the wren where he’d taken refuge in the front yard and managed to capture his photo before getting the bird equivalent of the one-fingered salute: Birds can be so uncooperative sometimes!
Even the sparrows are in on the whole “I’m not going to pose for your picture, crazy camera lady!” thing:
TWO: Butterflies and Moths
This little guy was on the side of the garage one day when we arrived home from an outing.
Later to my delight, two Tiger Swallow Tail Butterflies were flitting about right by the front porch when I walked out there to pet our little cat. Beautiful butterflies that fly constantly near the tip tops of our trees.
One landed on one of our Boxwood bushes! So I hurried inside for the camera… Apparently, there is a conspiracy against the crazy camera lady between the butterfly and birds as he wouldn’t open his beautiful wings until he flitted away much too swiftly and high in the sky for a decent photo.
THREE: Evening Walk
My youngest son and I went for an evening walk around the block and I, of course, brought my camera.
Four: Sunset Practice
I actually have a sunset photo I took on my phone last Friday night that I prefer to this. I was lamenting to my husband that the best sunrise/sunset views around here always seem to be from the highway. Not an ideal or safe location for a photo!
This one is from our walk around the block:
Five: My Very First Attempt At A Sun flare!
I honestly didn’t even know this was a thing until a few months ago. Still need lots of practice with this and quite possibly a camera with capabilities beyond my bridge camera. ******
Are you a photographer? Any advice? I’d be especially interested in how to gain the cooperation of the birds and butterflies!