Saturday, January 28, 2012

Old Blue

This Winter has been extremly mild with temps being on the average 45 to 50 ,,and with the Ice non exist giving plenty of oops for Great Blue Herons to search for food .

This Heron had plenty of Fishing Room at a small pond with no other waders in sight he was the king and will have plenty of fuel for more cold days ahead in Febuary.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Song Sparrows and Goldfinches

Here is some more Canon S100 captures at the Meadowlands ,,it seems like a good choice and I will be using this cam for a good deal of my work.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

IMG_0689House Sparrow 2

IMG_0689House Sparrow 2 by kevinbolton56
IMG_0689House Sparrow 2, a photo by kevinbolton56 on Flickr.

This guy looks like he has been around the block a few times.

Monday, January 2, 2012

More Test with the Canon S100

Today I decided with better light to work with small Xmas decoration Birds about the Size of  a Chickadee today I lowered the ISO to 80 and work at about a distance of 20 to 25 feet.

The first capture is RAW format so since I don't use CS5 I had to download the Adobe DNG converter which will do the trick on unsupported Camera models.

If you noticed a little motion blur that was from the High wind gust today, along with the perch I set up moving side to side.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Canon Powershot S100

Hello and Happy New Year,, I decided to go all out and Purchase the Canon S100 partially from seeing my friend Yoshiharu Ishimari postings and captures with this cam,, I was quite impressed with the low noise and image quality so I picked one up and took it out for a go with some common species ,,and what a day with the weather overcast with low light perfect for testing the higher ISO settings which I had set at 320.


The Last capture of the Female Mallard was full size with no Sharpening, so in summary I think we have a winner .
A different feature on this camera that had me really excited was a that you can manually move the focus area around the screen unlike the Canon S90/95 which is fixed in the center, there I was sold on it,and considering the5x optical zoom it only took me 2 clicks on the 30 wide eyepiece to clear the vignetting , I will try the 20/60 Zoom soon and see if it only takes around 3 to 4 clicks to achieve the same goal,which will open the door for Digiscopers that use the Zoom eyepieces.