Saturday, 10 January 2009
Is this an Osprey? If you know the birds of Florida, I'd be glad to have your comment.
Robert's camera is so much fun to use that I find myself grabbing it first and leaving my much heavier digital SLR in its case. For quick shots it's pretty cool. The Power Shot G9 is a 12.1 mega pixel camera and I'd describe it as something in between an SLR and a point and shoot.
I especially like the image stabilization when I'm taking photos from the boat. The 25x zoom is amazing, and the macro feature isn't bad although I'd never compare it to my macro lenses for the SLR.
I'm pleased I was able to get the shot of the bird taking flight as we dinghied around one of the small islands at Vero Beach. You can see the feet just leaving the resting spot and the soft under feathers as the wings are spread for flight. It's wonderful to see these magnificent birds up close.
Posted by S.V. Bristol Rose at 11:14