Days when the air is cool and the sun is warm are just to my liking. Today was such a day. And on the morning walk I heard and then saw a bluebird.
Very recently I purchased a new camera. I certainly wanted one, but wouldn't have put it on this year's priority list. However the death of my Pentax SLR and the increasing unreliability of my digital point-and-shoot made the purchase imperative. I'm definitely on the learning curve of using it.
So, that bluebird flew to the top of an apple tree. I decided to see what the camera would do just on AUTO, since I don't know how to do very much else yet! I went back out later and took a picture of the tree from about the same place I was standing. I've circled the approximate place where the bluebird was.
Most of the pictures were blurry. It's really hard to hold the camera steady enough at that amount of zoom. But I'm quite impressed at how these two came out. The camera should be able to do even better when I learn how to do manual focus, and it would have helped if I had been set up with a tripod or had even thought to steady it on my walking stick.
It was in the 50's today. I hiked in shorts and a sweatshirt! Can it almost be spring?
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