Sunday, August 18, 2019

First Impressions

August has been mostly hot and quite humid.  If I go out at all it has to be early.  If you go to this particular pine tree you will get the attention of this particular female Blue Grosbeak, she has held vigil here all breeding season!



I think she ate this grasshopper herself...lol cause that shot was taken first no grasshopper in this second shot. 




These images came from my new but used camera! Like I said it's exactly like the one I've been using a couple years now, but notice no black corners on the top edges.  


It is not as good as mine was when it was newly purchased....but I think it will do me until I'm ready to invest more money into a camera...


I did get a better shot of the white breasted nuthatch ...while this image below was a disappointment, not crisp, of the immature Little Blue Heron..I may not have the white balance set right. 


...this action shot was not too bad...


And for the video, I think it's okay..






Even tho there is no learning curve checking to be sure all the settings in the menu are set to my liking is the one thing I need to do by comparing it to my old settings...


So that's exactly what I did now it is set up exactly like my old one bit for bit. So first impressions over all I'm pleased. I uploaded these images right into blogger, but I think Blogger reduces the quality of images, in an attempt to condense the space we are using...so next post I'm going back to Flickr hosting I've been slacking on uploading to Flickr, because I think it's a sinking ship.

These are shots I uploaded to Flickr.  Do you see what I mean it's brighter, it is sharper, bigger etc. 




and a zoom



and look who is hiding in the marigolds!



So just putting them in blogger seems to reduce the quality.  That's why I have always hosted my photos off site.  

So over all on a scale of 1-10 I'd give this camera a 7.5 it's not the 10 my current one when new and it's the not the 5 that my old is now.  If that makes sense.



PEACE
Every day is a new Adventure.

13 comments:

  1. Hello, another great outing. Those geese are always loud when they take off. Great captures of the female Blue Grosbeak and the Anhinga. I like the cute lizard too. I have slowed down with Flickr too. I am paying the yearly fee just to hold the photos I have previously loaded onto Flickr. Happy Birding! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day. Wishing you a great new week!

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    1. Thanks Eileen. Geese really do work as a group they communicate well and they stick together. Im almost afraid to host new photos in Flickr I just feel it's not solid!

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  2. Pleased you're happy with the new camera, the shots look fine to me. Its interesting what you say about Blogger reducing the image quality. I down load my pictures to the PC and then up load to blogger from there, is that how you do it?
    What I notice from your blog is that when I click on the picture it doesn't enlarge but on my blog when you click on the picture it does enlarge.
    I'm not that au fait with the ins and out of Blogger.

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    1. HI Dave,,,I don't know why my photos don't enlarge in Blogger, the ones I direct uploaded to Blogger should...ON Flickr, I guess it's because it's hosted. Thanks for your comment!

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  3. I enjoyed your photographs and video.
    Hope you've had a good weekend.

    All the best Jan

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    1. HI Jan, thank you....I hope your weekend is a good one too...mine is all over now it was fun but hot!

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  4. I am quite sure that as you continue to work with this camera, and familiarize yourself with all its settings, and experiment a little, the results will keep getting better.

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  5. The pictures look OK to me. Like Dave said I also put my pictures in my photo's then pick what I want for my blog. I enjoyed the video and the sound was really good.

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    1. I do that also download to my Pictures, then select the ones I will upload. Thanks Jo.

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  6. I'm glad you managed to replace your camera, I'm a little behind on blogs but I think you were just bidding on it last time I was reading! The photos are good :) I agree though that blogger does alter the quality of a photo.

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    1. Hi Pam, and then this week I've decided to return the camera..lol I kept hoping for better performance but it seemed to be missing the spot so since my window to return was getting near I made the choice to be completely happy and not sort of happy...So now I will start looking again.

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  7. That’s good you could return the camera and get your money back. Good luck finding the perfect one.

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