The day before we left South Africa, I strolled around my garden, three dogs and two cats in tow, with my camera at the ready. My new camera...
Just before the sun disappeared over the horizon, I spotted this young White bellied sunbird in the Acacia karoo (Sweet thorn). He was hawing for the many insects flying about.
While I have to still learn the settings on my camera, I thought I'd post these first photos captured with it.
Well---for someone with a new camera, your first pictures turned out GREAT... What a beautiful bird.... And that is a HUGE beak---all the best for getting those insects, huh????ReplyDelete
Have a great week.
Thanks Betsy;) that's an accolade coming from you. You're a darling and I know you'll encourage me with this new gadget. The beak is also used to drink nectar from the blooms - I've yet to capture this when I next get home. Be blessed, my friend. (((Hugs))) JoReplyDelete
Congrats on the new camera Jo. Hope you have many, many happy hours wtih it. :)ReplyDelete
Lovely, close-up photo's Jo - your new camera is great & I look forward to seeing all the photo's you take with it !ReplyDelete
Good shots for first try. It is taking me ages to learn my camera. Six months now and I still haven't scratched the surface. It is hard to take birds against the sky as the camera reads the light background and then makes the subject dark. If you are close you can use a flash which is not really suitable for animals. If using a tele lens then you have to open the shutter more and let more light in. AF. Not that I really know what i'm talking about here.ReplyDelete
Thanks Joan. I'm using a little every day!ReplyDelete
Hi Lynda;) I am trying but find I revert back to my well-known Sony more often than I should.
Hi diane;) you definitely know more than I do. Thanks for the handy hints. I'll try them for sure. Thanks!
Jo, you did great with the new camera! That bird knew you had a new one and he was calling for you to take his picture. Hope you have many, many moons with your new image catcher... MikeReplyDelete
Thanks Mike;) it sure did! Sundbirds (similar to hummingbirds, I think) don't sit still for long. So it's a challenge to get clear images of these beautiful birds. Bless you.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of the bird and branch against the sky! It's nice to catch up on your life, Jo1ReplyDelete
Thanks Pat, it's good to see you again!ReplyDelete
JO, your sunbird is a cool looking bird. It does have a long beak. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I would love to see more of your birds.ReplyDelete
Nothing wrong with these first photos! Just great!ReplyDelete