After taping my camera together since the last time it was broken, I really thought I could get by with it. It still took photos. The camera was just ugly. Then, the last straw: The shutter button fell off. I tried to repair it with rubber cement, but the mojo was gone.
So goodbye Dear Sony, who got me through 2 NRBNF, and 2 trips to New Jersey, countless bird walks around here, and some good years with the girls.
But I shall not mourn. Because I got a new one.
A Nikon P500. This is a point and shoot camera that thinks its a DSLR.
I still have to figure out all the settings, the bells, the whistles. But I'm very happy with it.
36x zoom. Crazy macro. It's just overwhelming.
Here are some preliminary shots:
(We haven't had any sun for about 2 weeks, so the light has been BLAH.)
The beginning of a serviceberry
Blue Jay (from about 30 feet away)
Peek-a-boo carpenter bee on the mailbox
Jake, my favorite Starbucks barista
The girls at the end of the driveway (they were about 100 feet away)
Garter snake, I think....he didn't want to be photographed
Honey bee on grape hyacinth
And a Prothonotary Warbler, singing his bright yellow butt off at Lake Isabella.
SWEET SWEET SWEET SWEET!!!