I'm not one for spending money especially large amounts of money, but I have been looking at getting a new camera for some time now.
It needed to be another bridge camera just because of the range of photos I take , I usually have the dog with me so can't be messing about changing lenses.
A Nikon Coolpix 600 was bought, at first I did not like it at all, same camera as mine but a newer
version,with the most impressive zooooom .
In fact I tried taking it back to the shop on Monday, but they would not have it !!
So we had another go, changed all the settings and to day I am a little happier with it, I've had my old camera for six years now, so the new one will take a little time to get use to it.
The best thing about it is the zoom.
This set of trees are high up on the hills above were I live, I was stood on another hill three towns away !
From the second photo you can just see how far away they were.
Pretty darn cool..
The place were I'm stood is called the Billing above Rawdon .
There is a boating pond and I was hopping to find some birds on it, but it was all frozen over and not a bird in sight, but I did find a old tractor, and a box of bolts.
I did manage to spot a Dunnock singing in the sun.
The camera has lots of fancy buttons to play with,
I think fisheye will be the one to play round with..
The Billing is a lovely little place and will try and visit it again during the summer.
I came home and checked the photos, feeling a little happier,
I really wanted to get a photo of some birds high up in a tree, so of I dragged the dog to the park, By now I had just about lost the use of both hand as it was sooo cold, but the sun was shining and I needed to find some birds...
Blue tit right at the top of a Alder tree.
Another Blue tit having a splash in the pond.
Had a go with the macro settings, the screen flips out so it's easier to see what you are doing, this will come in handy during the summer taking photos of insects and flowers.
So what do you think ?
the few niggles are...
it's a little slow in every thing it dose, the view finder is a bit pants and it crops the photos a little, time will tell....
I look forward to going to a nature reserve and trying it out there.
When I got home I noticed a bird (Gull?) has flown into the window...
can you see it..
|Excuse the mucky windows !!!|