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Saturday, January 16, 2010 - Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park, San Antonio NM

 Bosque Dawn, San Antonio NM, January 16, 2010
Bosque Dawn, San Antonio NM, January 16, 2010

This darned camera

This darned camera I'm using, a nice little Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28K 10MP Digital Camera with 18x zoom is frustrating me. It's a pretty good camera for what it is designed for but I see now I'm trying to work outside it's design envelope. Dawn and dusk are magical times in New Mexico. The landscape and wildlife come to life early and late in the day and I'm having a hard time capturing the magic with this camera. I spent the greater part of the day today trying to get control of the camera so I can get better pictures of birds on the wing. Granted my technique lacks a lot but I'm finding the controls hard to, well uh, ..control. Plus I'm realizing the small sensor in these little cameras just can't gather enough photons fast enough to get a useable image of birds in flight in these low light situations. I'm going to have to give up trying or get better equipment. This little hobby could get expensive if I'm not careful. gotta go - I hear cranes calling....

Night camp

Site 16 - Bosque Bird Watcher's RV Park, San Antonio NM

Truth and Story

Truth walked into a village. The local inhabitants started cursing at him. Spewing epithets, they chased him out of the village.

Truth walked along the road to the next town. They spit at him and cursed and spewed epithets, driving him out of town.