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Previously "Rugby Birder"

Thursday, 26 November 2009

New to me Camera


Male Blackcap (like me - always kept in the dark!)


Today, I struck a deal with Max (S) to purchase his Canon 30D camera to replace my 400D. A few test shots in his garden resulted in the capture of this male Blackcap. Unfortunately, not yet being familiar with the 30D the image is not as good as I would have liked! So, despite being male, it is now my intention to sit down and READ THE MANUAL! Hopefully, things may improve! Watch this space but don't hold your breath!


6 comments:

Belper Birder said...

Good luck with your new camera, Kevin. And reading instructions too...you be careful.

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Dave. Trouble is I rarely understand instructions................!!!

col wise said...

Good luck Kev - so are you a photographer or a birder lol - I was a birder on Sunday, We went to the long mynd to spot a merlin,when I saw how steep it was, the camera stayed in the mini bus, 50 mph winds and loads of rain. Half way up 4 or 5 decided they could not go any further and went back down the rest of us carried on struggling. Once up the top we had a call to say that the merlin was at the bottom (we missed it)so not sure now if I am a birder, photographer or just a bloody idiot lol

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers, Col. Jury is still out on being a birder or a photographer! I think the latter will have to wait until I can afford some big lenses. Sounds as though you had a "challenging" day at the Mynd! Bad luck on the Merlin - you can sometimes get views at Draycote.

Max Silverman said...

Kevin I failed again yesterday to get a shot of either of the Blackcaps in my garden and you come for 5 minutes and get some shots!!!!!

Kevin Groocock said...

Just luck, Max. I will say, though, that I perhaps would not have got the shot with my 400D as the 30D seemed much faster. Not had much chance of trying it out in the field yet.