Sunday

About that new camera I mentioned…

Well, I got a new one, but I have to tell you the rest of the story.  We were about 3 hours from home when I remembered I never put my camera in the truck.  I did a frantic look-see in the glove box, hoping it was still in there, but it wasn’t.  I said “Oh sh*t, I forgot my camera!”  As it turned out, this was a perfect time for me to be forgetful, because in just 3 days was my birthday and guess who didn’t buy me anything?  So he says, “If you’d like, for your birthday present you can get yourself a new one”.  Hmmm, that sounds pretty good to me.  I knew I wanted to keep things simple and I didn’t want an expensive camera that requires expensive lenses.  So after some online research and shopping around, I decided this was the one I wanted.  A Nikon Coolpix P500.photo (7)I’ve only had it since Wednesday, but so far, I really like it.  And I really like the color of it too!  I’m still learning the settings and other features.  I sure was glad I had it when we were driving along and saw this little cub along the edge of the road.  DSCN0055-2Such a cutie.  Mom and the rest of the kids crossed the road before we came along.  While we were watching it, Jim caught some motion in the review mirror and most likely, Mrs. Bear pushed this deer out of the woods.  DSCN0060The next day Little Doe brought her two fawns around.  Jim was stacking wood over on that side, so Little Doe had the kids hang around while she decided whether it was safe of not.  She decided to take them back from the direction they came from. I grabbed my camera and took some picture through the front window.   DSCN0098DSCN0100We’re finally seeing some pretty butterflies.  I just wish more of them would be on flowers and not on piles of poo.  DSCN0095I don’t know what kind of butterflies these are, but the small ones really blend with the sand, don’t they?DSCN0119-2This little bird was sitting in front of my blind, singing it’s heart out.  I got all excited and took a video of it.  After the fact I learned that unless you record your video in HD, there won’t be any audio.  Okay!  Won’t do that again. 

Another thing I’m learning is that HD videos take FOREVER to upload to YouTube.  I’ll have one for you in my next chapter.

So that’s my story and I’m very happy with my new camera. 

11 comments:

Nancy said...

What a great birthday present and wonderful pics too! I was thinking of you when I saw the latest storm just maybe missed you up there. I know you are going to enjoy that new gift very much. Happy birthday and many more!!

Beth said...

Congrats on the new camera and Happy Birthday!

The photos are really good. Great job!

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

That's a nice birthday present. I can tell by the pictures, the camera and operator are doing a good job getting aquainted.

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on the new camera!!! i have a nikon coolpix too (different model) that i love as well. i love your candy-apple-red model. :)

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

Cindy, I have a huge camera bag with a 35MM SLR and 2 digital SLRS plus lenses, filters, tripod, etc but you know what I've discovered....the best camera is the one you have with you when the shot presents itself. My wife carries a little canon point & shoot in her purse and takes some beautiful shots with it, just because it's always with her.

Tammy said...

Congrats on the new camera! I like the color too :) I haven't used one, but I hear good things about them.

I have never seen so many butterflies in the same place (well except for a butterfly house). What a cool thing to see.

Elaine said...

Absolutely love the color! Never saw one like this (but I haven't looked at camera's lately either). Congrats on finding exactly what you wanted.

Tammy said...

Thanks for linking up Cindy. I really do appreciate your support.

Frank said...

Have fun with your new camera Cindy.

The small flutters surrounding the Fritillary look very similar to our Small Copper so you probably need to look up any Lycaena species to confirm ID. Cheers FAB.

Peaceful said...

Such a pretty camera!!
I know it will be put to great use :D

Susan said...

A very smart camera.
Great pics of the deer - and that little bear crossing the road, great shots!

 
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