Ready, set, go!

European Magpie (Pica pica)
European Magpie (Pica pica)

And here I go!

Hello, my dear readers!

A while ago I was asking you about what camera I should choose. My budget was limited, my desires were (and still are) unlimited so it was a hard decision.

On this Black Friday I bought a new camera. In Romania, Black Friday was this year on 22nd November(because 30th November and 1st December are free days and it’s hard to deliver so many products if Black Friday would be on 29th November).

So I’m the owner of a lovely Canon Powershot SX 160 IS.

If you wonder what I was looking for, you might find useful to read my post here.

But why this Canon?

1. This was the best camera I could aford at this moment.

2. I have complete control of exposure, selecting both aperture and shutter speed manually. I can even control manually the focus. (This is something new for me and not so easy to master.)

3. 16x Optical Zoom Lens(lens starts at 28mm wide-angle and extends to 448mm telephoto). You know I love birds and this zoom helps me so much.

It was very hard for me to get used this week with the new camera but I hope for more, and more, and more.

My main subject now: birds.

Here you have some photos.

Great Tit (Parus major)
Great Tit (Parus major)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)

Even sparrows are nice posers:

House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1

We don’t have many woodpeckers as then when I was a kid…unfortunatelly.

Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)
Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major)

This Common buzard was standing on a pole and after he noticed me, he decided to go. But you may see in the photo below how the mud ‘flew’ from its claws(the snow it’s almost melted and the fields are muddy). It was a very powerful take off!

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)
Great Tit (Parus major)
Great Tit (Parus major)

I will be as busy as the chickadee above.

Have a nice week!

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13 thoughts on “Ready, set, go!

  1. Congratulations on the new camera. Like you, my focus shifts to birds during the winter. This collection if shots is a great start with the new camera and I look forward to more wonderful images from you.

    1. Thank you very much!
      You have so many birds there!! And so many water birds!
      I learn every single day about ISO, exposure, aperture… I’m trying my best!
      🙂
      Have a nice evening, here it’s already 11:19 pm.

    1. Thank you! Yes, it seems this woodpecker is more colourful that others woodpekers. We have some green woodpeckers, but those are not so easy to be seen here as this one.

    1. Yes, it’s true.
      These days I was outside many hours trying to understand better the settings. It’s a lovely experience. But, by the other hand, when I miss a photo I am 10x sadder that I was with the other camera.

    1. Thank you!
      Yes, it is a better camera and helps me a lot. 🙂
      I try more and more but still it’s hard. You know better (ISO, aperture, manual focus) than me but I will find a way to understand these and get lovely photos.
      At this point I have a problem with birds in flight using maximum zoom…

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