Sunday, February 17, 2013

More WInter Shots

On a recent drive in the country,I came across a small flock of Grey Partridges on the field.From past experiences,I was pretty sure they would take off as soon as I stopped the car.Well these must have been extra hungry,as they kept right on feeding for a while. The last picture I got was this one. I like the one in flight.


Back at my house,a cold snap created some more frosty patterns on my windows.This one is rather unique.To me it looks like a piece of delicate knitted lace.I don't remember ever seeing this kind of frost pattern before.


After reading about the new Canon SX50 HS camera,I decided that an upgrade to my point and shoot was in order.I have at least one camera and lens which I almost never use,so will try to sell that  to pay for this new one.This is a remarkable little camera with a 50x optical zoom.It also has amazing macro abilities.Here are a few shots I took with it recently.


I know that I will not be giving up my DSLR and long lens,but this little camera will be nice to have with me on casual outings.Another snowy scene captured with the new camera.


This is  yet another shot. I might add that I have done nothing to these pictures. I am very happy with the colour and clarity.Did I 'need' another camera? Probably not,but in my opinion it was 'Happy Valentine's Day' to me.


Thought for Today:
It will work out perfectly -
if you let God take control.

30 comments:

  1. you're the 2nd blogger that has gotten that camera and loved it. :)

    the frost pattern looks like those leafy corals!

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  2. your thought of the day, is my post tomorrow! Your photos are inspired.



    ALOHA from Honolulu!
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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  3. It is sure pretty around your place. Love the snow! I'll have to check that camera out....I really need to take a few days to do some photography. Have a great week...stay warm.
    Shug

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  4. Great pictures, no matter what camera you used! Love the thought for the day!

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  5. Oh how I'd love that camera... I'd love the 50x zoom.... It would be great when trying to get pictures of birds FAR away!!!!!

    Great pictures --especially the 'frosty' one... Looks like lace!!!! Gorgeous....

    We've been in Arkansas this week enjoying some time at gorgeous Mt. Nebo. Hope you had a good week.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  6. I dropped my old camera and had to get a new one. It is a point and shoot, but with 47X zoom! My favorite here is the first, of the partridge flying. I don't know if I have ever seen one. I've seen quail, and pheasant, but not partridge.

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  7. HI Ruth...your frost pattern is very elegant looking,(great micro) It is said that God makes only one design for each, so that many be why you never saw that pattern before : )
    You are luck to see the Partridge, since the Coyotes moved in my area years back, partridge and rabbit just are not prevalent any more!
    That new camera does a great job, I need a new compact type one so I don't always have to carry a heavy
    one ! It won't be for awhile that's for sure!!
    Have a warm week
    Grace

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  8. The frost pattern is so pretty and I especially like the partridges. Why not give yourself something you love for Valentine's Day? Diane

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  9. I just love the knitted frost pattern, it most definitely looks knitted.

    Great shot of the three partridge.

    Enjoy your new camera and thank you so much for that thought of the day.

    FlowerLady

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  10. My goodness, that frost shot is awesome! Congrats on the new toy. What fun!

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  11. These are lovely Ruth..... I especially LOVE that "frosty" pic :)

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  12. the photos are beautiful and I have never bought a camera because I NEEDED it... enjoy your new one. i like to have a point and shoot with me at all times, the DSLR is good for photo HUNTS .

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  13. just looked at what you bought, not one i could put in my pocket, but it looks fantastic and no lens changing going on...

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  14. These are lovely wintry scenes. Seeing the partridges and getting a shot of one of them in flight must have been exciting. You know we're all heading off to look at your new camera, don't you? I have the SX20. I don't have a DSLR, so the SX20 is my only camera. I've been very happy with it. It can't compete with a DSLR, but it is a dynamic point and shoot. I know you'll love your SX50.

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  15. Beautiful photos, Ruth. Enjoy that new camera! That frost pattern really does look like lace with a sparkly fabric underlayment.

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  16. Beautiful winter scenes.
    A great quote!!
    I just got a new camera too. Its just another point and shoot but the pictures are so much clearer than my old camera which I passed on down to my husband.
    My new one is a Nikon L610.

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  17. Great shots with your new Valentine Day treat, Ruth. That frost pattern looks like a piece of coral. Excellent quote - something I need to practice.

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  18. If I had your photography skills, I'd be buying myself upgrades now and then!! Love your photos, but honestly, can't wait for things to turn GREEN soon! The window frost looks always like a pattern my mom's friends were crocheting in the 50s. Love the light behind it! I'll take a sweater in that pattern please!! LOL!!

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  19. Judging from the pictures, it looks as if you got a great camera. I'll have to look into that one. A photographer can never have too many cameras, can they?

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  20. That frost pattern is beautiful! It does look like knitted lace. Great photos....I will definitely have to check out that Canon. Mike did some looking on line about it and it got very good ratings. Maybe for my birthday in May :-)

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  21. Really nice shot of the frost on your window!

    Interesting that you have purchased a Canon SX50 HS as my husband bought me one a few weeks ago. I too am amazed at its capabilities! I also have a 7D so we seem to be like minded when it comes to cameras. :))

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  22. Such beautiful images of a breathtaking winter wonderland!! Good luck with the new camera!!

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  23. My next point and shoot camera will just have to have a 50x optical zoom. These photos are gorgeous--so sharp and clear! Nice Valentine's Day gift.

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  24. You always share great photos regardless of what camera you have. You did a remarkable job on these. What kind of camera did you get? Mine is just cheap point and shoot, but I like it.

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  25. These are truly amazing photos!

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  26. Pretty photos, my friend... Oh how I wish I could get the monies together to get a proper camera. One day, God will grant me that winning lottery ticket. *giggle* .. keep up the good work! (hug)

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  27. What a great gift to yourself.. and to us!

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  28. Looks like your new little toy does a great job! I like the fact that it has such a good zoom on it.

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  29. That camera does the job for sure. I just got a Panasonic GH3 for video, but it does good on the stills too. I like the big DSLRs, but it goes to show that one doesn't necessarily need them to get excellent photos.

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