What comes to mind when you hear the word “zoom?”

Maybe the word brings back memories of the kid’s television show that my son used to watch; the one where they spoke Ubbi Dubbi.  (And don’t even get Jodi over at Life In Between started on that, but do check out her blog – it’s a favorite of mine!)

Or perhaps when you hear the word “zoom” you immediately think of a Mazda commercial, and then have to say it twice.

Well, when I hear the word “zoom,”  it makes me thankful for my Canon SX50HS.  It has a lot of zoom and is great for bird photography.  Oh, I know it’s not a major league fancy camera, basically just a powershot on steroids, but it allows me to capture some shots I would otherwise miss.

Like this afternoon.  I was outside and saw a flash of wings in my neighbor’s yard.  When I zoomed in, I was thrilled to discover that it was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.



I love how his markings (you can tell its a male by the red chin) are more vibrant against the gray sky.

And if you’re in the market for a camera, and you like to take bird pictures, consider a Canon’s SX50HS – I think you’ll love it!

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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10 Responses to Zoom!

  1. Jodi says:

    Wubow! Ubit Rubealluby Zubooms Ubin! Grubeat Shubot! 🙂 Zuboom Ubon!

  2. Tiny says:

    I had the exactly same thought when I saw your title. Not kidding, I use that camera much more than our fancy Canon with many heavy lenses. The zoom is awesome. Here you captured great pictures of the Sapsucker!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I know what you mean. I have a Canon t3i with a couple of lenses and I like using it for flowers and landscape type pictures, but I am addicted to the SX50 for birds. I am not patient enough for a tripod, and love how portable this little camera is.

  3. Squid says:

    One of my birding friends has a Canon SX50, and I marvel at the shots he gets of the same birds that I’m shooting! Haha. Great pictures by the way, and what a treat to see a Sapsucker!

    • kathydoremus says:

      I had researched cameras and decided on this one…then…when I saw that Lillian Stokes (from the Stokes Field Guide books) used this one, that sealed the deal.

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Great shots! I am amazed you got these without a tripod! ❤️💜💚
    BTW, this bird’s name sounds like something I’d invent. Hehe! 😉

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