Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I specifically picked a point and shoot camera, and not a DSLR, because I thought it would be quicker for animal photography. I don't have to change lenses or set many manual settings, although I can. All I have to do is zoom in and try to point the camera at my target. It's proving very convenient so far.
This woodpecker was so far away that I could barely see it. I had to wait for any movements on the side of the trees. Usually a woodpecker would identify itself by its loud knocking on the side of the trees, but this one wasn't doing it enough for me to know this was the one. I just knew it was a bird and I wanted it.
This is one of many birds I've been surprised to have gotten recently. There will be more to come as soon as I can organize everything. I'm not good at that part. I usually do all of this in a very chaotic way. I even write my posts at the very last minute. I guess it keeps everything I say natural that way.
On Nature Center Magazine today there is a news story that I wrote myself, even though all news goes under the magazine name. The story isn't something I usually like putting on there, because it's kind of a gruesome one. It's about an incident that happened in 2005 between a pack of black squirrels and a dog. It's a very interesting bit of news, but it's not pretty at all!