I am lovin’ my new camera (aka “Moses”) and have been enjoying taking it into the backyard for picture practice sessions.
One thing that I already love is that this camera is capable of capturing fine details. If you can, click on the photos below (especially if you are viewing on a larger screen) and look at the intricate feather patterns.
Another thing that I love is that this camera allows me to take pictures from farther away than I am used to. Before, the photos of this Eastern Phoebe would have been too fuzzy to post, but now I am able to crop and still have clarity. This excites me!
As I was researching this camera body (Canon EOS 90D) I read that this purchase would indicate that I have graduated from “Beginner” to “Enthusiast.” Now, I could care less about labels or categories, but I have to say that I am definitely enthusiastic about learning how to operate some of the features that I am not used to.
For example, I have been practicing with back button focusing – something I had never heard of before. I had just set up this feature when a Hairy Woodpecker appeared – a bird that I have been waiting to get a picture of. I was repeatedly whispering, “Don’t mess this up! Don’t mess this up!” while I took the shot.
I am also experimenting with different focus points and different modes in different lighting.
I think I am really going to enjoy hanging out with Moses, and I am hoping that he and I have many photo outings in the year ahead.
May 2021 be one where we take time to marvel at majesty and pause to see the extraordinary in the ordinary!