I got a new camera! It's much more serious than the superzoom I've been using. It's a mirrorless system, the Sony Nex 6, which has a real DSLR sensor in a mirrorless body. I got the basic lenses - a 16-50 and a 55-210. Even with the 210 it doesn't have the reach of the superzoom, but the image quality is so much better. Rich and gorgeous!
I took it out today to compare some simple shots to the superzoom, which I also brought along. As expected, the superzoom was able to get closer to the bird, and the nex6 had better images. I have a lot to learn, I'm very happy that even on day 1 when I basically don't know what I'm doing, the images look so good to me.
I didn't expect to do any birding really, I thought I'd just take some easy shots of some ducks on the pond, but on the way I saw this kestrel!
Over to the pond where I was quite surprised to see this juvie night heron. I wonder if it will just try to brave it out over the winter here.
|Black-crowned Night Heron (juvenile)|