Thursday, 22 April 2010

New Camera

Well, the camera arrived a couple of days ago and i've only had chance to take a few pics around the garden and briefly at the local park.

I've always had a pretty basic camera till now and i've been reading the novel (instructions) that came with it and my head is spinning with all the different functions! It's going to take me some time to get to grips with it all I think - i've been a point and click picture taker for so long, it's going to be hard to break the habit. Though no point in having a fancy camera if I don't know how to work it!

Saying that if I had the time i'd book myself on a basic photography course tomorrow, but I don't so it will be trial and error for me.

Here are a few i've taken so far.

House Sparrows

Grape Hyacinth BlackbirdFemale Chaffinch
Collared Dove
Mistle Thrush
Dunnock (have now moved the bird bath so I can get a clear shot of the feeder!)
One of the Starlings nesting in the guttering
I'll save the Goldfinch for another post, they are such beautiful birds I think they deserve their own post, plus i've taken lots of photos of them!!


  1. Nice one Pam, I like the pic of the Chaffinch and the Collared Dove sat amongst the blossom. The Starling has come out nice and clear. Getting used to a new camera is all about practice isn't it. I find it useful to take a few pics of the same subject using different functions so you can compare results and see what works best. That way you can build up a good idea of using the most appropriate settings for when you're out and about. Linda

  2. Thanks Linda, it was a beautiful day for the blossom yesterday! I'm really enjoying practising with the camera, it's great to figure out what gets the best shot, no doubt i'll be overposting on here till the novelty wears off ;-)