Place: My Back Yard
Date: October 11, 2015
Time: ~4:30 PM – 5:45 PM
It’s Sunday morning and I’m finalizing this post so I can actually post it on Tuesday using my phone. Tomorrow my wife and I, along with two other couples, are heading for Orange Beach, Alabama (on the east side of the better know Gulf Shores) for four nights. I don’t like using my cell phone for anything other than reading the news and blogs, texting (when I have to), and making calls (when I have to). Hopefully I’ll be able to handle it okay. I’ve done it once before so I should be able to do it again.
I haven’t decided what camera to take on the trip. Originally it was going to be the Nikon D7100 with the 24-85 zoom, 105 macro, 80-400 telephoto zoom, tripod, and various filters. Plans changed and now we’re flying instead of driving. I’ve gone through all the packing and carry on scenarios in my head and there is no way I’d feel comfortable carrying that equipment around, especially since it is not a direct flight.
I decided I would take my little pocket Panasonic since it has the equivalent of a 24-400mm zoom plus macro and I can carry it in my pocket. However, I took it to Mizzou’s home coming yesterday and I’m not happy with the picture quality. I was shooting in bright sunlight and shade. The lens is razor sharp in the sunlight and probably in the shade too, but noise is an issue. All the picture look great on my PC’s screen but I think any print larger than 4×6 would start to suffer. I keep thinking what if I happened to get a really great shot I am due for one) that I would want to print but the image quality is just not there. So now I’m thinking I’ll take as carry on my Nikon D7100 and the 24-85 zoom lens. That means no macros and no 600mm telephoto shots for dolphins, pelicans, water spouts, etc. I’ll probably change my mind 6 more times today before I pack. Well, lets get on with the Tuesday post that hopefully does get posted Tuesday.
The photos in last week’s were taken in the AM and this week I have pictures from the same day but taken in the afternoon. In last week’s post I gave a preview of what would be included this week’s post: cosmoses, so lets start with them.
There’s a lot more where these came from so let’s take a break and look at something different. This hoover fly was on, what I think is a fairly ugly rose bush, in our front yard. Since at this point we still do not have many flowers I’ve not replace it yet with something I’d like better, which would be almost anything.
There’s that spunky little shield/stink bug again from last weeks post. I didn’t see him during this second shot either.
This cosmos is ready to go full bloom.
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