Photos: 10.1.17

It’s been three weeks since Irma, and there are still several thousand people in my area without power. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I feel so, so bad for them. I hope the situation is resolved soon.

The good news? There areย no hurricanes forming in the Atlantic right now. Another couple weeks, and the season will be over until next year.

Irma ripped half the screens out of the lanai, leaving it open to the elements. Mostly, this has been okay, as I can now take pics of the birds at the feeder without scaring them. I draped chamo cloth across the bottom half of the glass doors and shoot through that. This is a female cardinal. She’s tinted red by the rising sun, and I bumped the color, which is why she looks more red than usual. ๐Ÿ™‚ There are a couple drops of water hanging from her beak.ย 

Halloween pennant. Photo taken at a local lake.

This photo was taken in Wisconsin. I was driving the winding County Road O from River Falls to Red Wing when I spotted this really attractive guy plowing his field.ย 

A photo manip. I moved the snowy egret from a dock to this balanced pile of rocks in the ocean. It’s very Zen-like, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚

Remember my iguana pic from a short while ago? This is another shot from the same session.ย 

In the next week or so, I’ll be getting a new camera from Amazon. After doing the research, and arguing with myself about whether or not to spend the money, I clicked theย buy button. It’s an older model, the Sony A6000 mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. I opted for a package, so it’s arriving with two of them.

This is a step up from my Canon prosumer model, and I hope it will make me a better photographer. It’s reputed to be especially good in low-light situations, and my Canon sucks at that. The cool thing is, if I want to upgrade the camera body in the future, the lenses will still work. Using adapters, I could even use them on different brands, like Nikon, Canon, or Fuji.

This model gets raves from almost everyone. Check it out on YouTube. ๐Ÿ™‚

I will be keeping and still using the Canon. Nothing beats that massive zoom. Heh.

Maybe I’ll be able to post some pics from the new camera next time I post. In the meantime, hope everything is going well with you.

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11 Responses to Photos: 10.1.17

  1. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    Wow fab photo’s.

  2. Janet Ellinger says:

    That looks like a male cardinal

    • Fenraven says:

      It’s not though. The male is really, really RED. So red, in fact, it almost blows out my sensor. I got a shot of him at the feeder in the sun a couple days ago, and he almost glowed. As mentioned, I bumped the color. Heh.

  3. Reblogged this on Coffee and Captured Moments and commented:
    Theo introduced me to Topaz Studio. He uses other photo editing software too, but I have become fascinated with Topaz. His digital art and wildlife photos are wonderful.

  4. Allison says:

    I’d forgotten about the goofy way WI named roads! Lol, that is a memory. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    • Fenraven says:

      It never seemed goofy to me, but I admit I didn’t give it much thought. Cty O is gorgeous though, winding among the hills and across or next to streams. I rode it often on the moped. That corner of the state is one of the most beautiful and iconic. There is nothing in Florida to compare, mostly because it’s so flat here. I do miss the hills and bluffs, and canals will never be rivers.

  5. Helena Stone says:

    Fabulous photos and yes, the egret is rather Zen-like ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck with the new camera. I have no doubt it will lead to more glorious images for me (and others) to enjoy.

  6. A.M.B. says:

    Fabulous pictures, as usual. I hope everyone in your area has power now. It’s awful to hear how long it has taken.

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