A HYACINTH FLOWER IN OUR DRIVEWAY THIS MORNING
Darkened skies threatened rain all day & aside from a short late afternoon shower we escaped the traveling rain fronts moving through the area all around us.
ALRIGHT MR. HITCHCOCK.....I'M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP NOW!!
Aside from edging some flower beds this morning my day was quiet. Sat on our front porch for quite awhile in the afternoon watching & listening to all our front yard birds. Figured it was a good time to haul out my Nikon D90 manual & do a little reading. And, may I add how nice it is to actually have a manual to read….anywhere I chose to read it. With my carry around Canon Power Shot SX210IS the manual is only available ‘on line’ & boy does that ever irk me!! Wished I had known that before buying the camera. Not much good having a camera manual on the computer if your out in a forest somewhere or on a desert trail with a camera question or problem. From a guy who takes photos most every day, a handy printed manual in a camera bag is worth it’s weight in gold.
PART OF A SECOND MALE BALTIMORE ORIOLE CAN BE SEEN JUST OUT OF FOCUS RANGE AT THE BOTTOM
The reason for going through my camera manual this afternoon was simply to further understand the many workings & advantages of my very sophisticated camera. Impossible for an aging memory like mine to understand & retain all that techno info. Again, a handy accessible printed manual is essential for somebody like me.
<<< TWO MALE BALTIMORE ORIOLES
If my photography interests were limited to just point & shoot pics with the camera set on it’s Auto settings I suppose there would be no need to bother with reading any manuals. Just point & shoot!!However, I haven’t been satisfied with my photography for quite awhile so I’m feeling a need to take my current advanced amateur photography skills up a notch. My D90 is a lot smarter than I am so figured it was about time I get myself up to speed with my camera's further capabilities.
Kimberly & Jerry Peterson from HIT THE ROAD JACK have landed on our blog supporter’s list as followers 273 & right behind them I just noticed George Sharrer has slipped into slot 274. Welcome aboard folks & thanks for taking an interest in the Bayfield Bunch:))
And ‘OMG’….just weeks after telling JUDY, our very own Bird Lady of Blogland, that after living the majority of my 66 years in southern Ontario I had never seen a Scarlet Tanager…..well, guess what I saw this morning in our front yard. Yep, my first ever male Scarlet Tanager:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Stranger: "That is beautiful child you have there."
Mother: "That's nothing. You should see his photograph."
Keep in mind that sometimes the quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera.
And remember......having a camera makes me no more a photographer than having a hammer and some nails makes me a carpenter...........10-4:))
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