Wednesday, June 11, 2008

LOVIN' IT!

Oh, I am so lovin' my new camera!!!!! One of the things I wanted to be able to do is take some pictures of our backyard "wildlife". Now I know our "wildlife" is no where as exciting as friends Lee or Susan's are, but hey, when you live in a suburban housing development ya takes what ya gets! Lee gets bears and Susan, well Susan has what we consider all sorts of exotic critters seein' as she lives "down under" in 'strallia. Here in Germantown we get squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies and the occasional skunk! Fortunately non of those this year so far.....

I've been waiting for some wildlife. It's been so hot here lately I think they've been hanging out in cooler areas, but today my patience was rewarded and I got to play with my telephoto feature on my camera. The first pic is what Mr. Squirrel looks like using the normal lens length. What you can't see him???? Look closely just to the left of the broken fence beam. See him....well I don't really know if it is a him or her, so I will just use the generic him.

Here he is......Isn't he cute? It looks like he has found himself something to eat. Not sure what it is????? It looks like he is not so sure that I might not come to get it, but I think I will wait for a much tastier breakfast of fried egg and English muffin with raspberry jam. This was taken from the same position on the porch just with zoom out to the full 12x. I don't have the digetal zoom engaged as I don't use it, but I wonder how close I could get with that???


I really went out this morning hoping to find one of our resident bunnies, but figured I was going to have to settle for Mr Squirrel. Oh well. I go in to put the camera away and then when I went out a few moments later to get the morning paper look who I found next to the same fence Mr Squirrel was standing on......? I guess Miss Bunny didn't want to miss out on here moment of internet fame....Now why I have labeled her a she I have no clue! Maybe just because I think bunnies are cuter than squirrels.........This picture was also taken from porch with zoom.

So that is it for my morning fun with the new camera. I now have close and far shots figured out. I wonder what I should learn next????? Stay tuned to find out.......

2 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

How funny Suzanne!! You crack me up 'bout the wildlife!! But look at you go with that new camera......I have to take mine out today and practice, practice, practice so I can actually GET good photos of the bears!!! LOL I love these clear, crisp images and totally agree that Squirrel is a Mr. and Bunny is a Miss!!

Susan said...

Suzanne, I am so impressed! Squirrels and bunnies NEVER made it into my yard here!! We do have rabbits around but our cats and one little dog probably discourage them. How lovely that you ahve a new camera, and Lee does too! That makes three of us! I am so looking forward to seeing what you do with our new one. You were pretty great with your old one so now, watch out photography world!