We have two Cliff Swallow nests at our house. One is on the front porch. And the other one is on the back porch. Every year, these guys set up shop to snuggle up and hatch some eggs. With that, today I climbed a latter and took some close up shots of the recently hatched birds. It’s cool to watch these guys grow up and slowly gain the gumption to climb out of the nest and spread their wings for takeoff. Last year, I managed to actually watch one attempt its first flight.
Pretty cool if you ask me.
Today, I was itching to get out and take some photos. With that, here are a few of the shots that I was happy with.
I would have a lot more photos, but my camera died shortly after we got there. Oh well, I feel like I got a few really good ones regardless.
Well, now that I have a legit camera I guess that makes me a professional photographer. Here are my wildlife shots from the day at the zoo. Clearly, I should be getting a call from National Geographic any day now… what with these mad wild life photography skills I’ve got.
But seriously though, the wife suggested I bring the camera along. I took a lot of photos. These are merely the ones that I felt were worth sharing. Unlike my previous photos posted on the site, these photos did get a minor edit in photoshop. I didn’t do much. Just tweaked the exposure and things like that. I think they turned out pretty good considering I’m no true photographer.
This camera is awesome. I can’t wait until I have some free time to take it out all day. I have quite a few places in mind that I want to take it to, already.
I haven’t messed with the new camera nearly as much as I would like, but I have messed with it a little bit. Since purchasing the camera I have been waiting for the moon to come out of hiding. And finally, last night it did. And so, here I am posting a few photos from the last week of goofing off with the camera.
Although I in no way claim to have a clue what I am going with photography, I was happy with the following shots from today’s very short outing with the new camera. I might go back out to a particular spot at sunset, today. Please note that no editing has been done to the photos aside from cropping them together in a single image.
Now, obviously I am just now getting into this camera… and I haven’t figured out the settings and focus yet, but I will. Today was my first day actually taking it out and goofing off with it. These two photos (although not great), are me just playing with the zoom on my back porch. I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty ridiculous. I think I am going to have fun trying to capture wildlife with this thing. I have a few locations already picked out to visit with this sweet, sweet camera.
My hope for today was to get the chance to do some night sky observations, but it is relatively overcast right now. Oh well…
Now, I am not one to generally splurge on things for myself… But, for this item I made an exception. I have been eyeballing the Nikon p900 for close to 7 months now and finally just gave in and got one. I am in no way a photographer, although I do have quite a few friends that do it for a living. No, I just enjoy the art of it. Although I am inexperienced, I am looking forward to tackling this camera and having it on my outings with the family.
For example, this thing would have been great to have at the kite festival this last weekend.
Here is one example of why this camera has gotten my attention.