Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sunday Stills - Potluck
This week's Sunday Stills challenge was Potluck. Ed said to go out and play with your camera to see what you can come up with. We were out for an evening drive and I was loving the sunset colors that were reflecting in the water. I took quite a few that didn't turn out well at all, but was fairly happy with this one. I need to learn a whole lot more about shutter speed and night settings to get anything worthwhile, but it sure was fun playing with it.
I'm always trying to get decent pictures of wildlife and birds, but it's been tough to get a good shot. My problems tend to be that I can't get close enough and when I zoom in to far the pictures are blurry. I'm sure part of that's because I'm not using a tripod, but the lightening is also an issue for me. Here in the Pacific Northwest, bright days are few and far between, especially this time of year. Elk tend to come out to the open fields to feed at daybreak or at dusk. These pictures are taken in the early evening and there was still a bit of sunlight, though most of the bulls were in the shade.
This bird and her twin were visiting in my backyard recently. I'm not quite sure what she is, but think maybe a Thrush. My camera's got a pretty good zoom feature, but it seems like the color gets a bit washed out when I zoom in at times. Does anybody else have that problem?
Posted by Paula at 3:08 PM