Monday, March 24, 2008

First Shots with Increased Firepower

This past weekend, my father handed down to me a camera of his that he doesn't use much anymore, a Canon, of course. I immediately put the 10D to use on the short but fierce snowstorm that blew through Saturday morning:

The snow fell furiously for all of about 20 minutes, just enough to coat the grass and trees.

Within two hours, the snow had disappeared and the weather cleared off. I caught the above shot before the snow (hopefully the last of the year!) melted away.

On Sunday, I was able to capture some very close shots of Mom's favorite little red-breasted nuthatch.

Mom regularly sees one red-breasted nuthatch, along with four or five white-breasted nuthatches. I imagine its the very same bird that I posted a picture of back around New Year's, here. I had much better lighting this time :)

10 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

That's awesome that your Dad gave you that camera! It may not be new, but that thing is still killer ;)

oldmanlincoln said...

Well you put the Canon to good use and got some really nice photos, Ash. Like Chad said, it may not be new but it is still a killer. LOL

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Dad...
And well done to you Ash.. the Nuthatch is a very good capture, I'm looking forward now to seeing more from this camera off you now.

imac said...

Glad you using the Canon, good shots too.

Sand said...

It should make a nice addition to your next vacation!

Willard said...

Hi Amy,
Its' good to see you putting the old Canon to good use. It would be a shame to let it "gather dust". I'm sure you will get a lot of good pictures with it.

Salty said...

When your dad mentioned his plan for the old 10D to me I thought it a grand idea.

Remember the shutter is only rated for 100,000 shots. At the rate you shoot that won't take long :)

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Yes, you should visit Lake Parker...and me ;)

I'm glad you're enjoying "Killer".

Moi said...

that nuthatch is so cute......:)
and dads are always such great gift-givers ;DDDD..have fun with you new-old Canon!!!! :)

lv2scpbk said...

Great bird photo. The photo with the fog has an eery feel.