Tuesday, June 3, 2008

What a Difference the Camera makes.....

Raystown Lake Huntingdon County

I recently bought the Sony DSC H9 and a 1.7x Tele Conversion Lens for it. Until then I had a Sony DSC H2 and a DSC H5. I was quite content with the first two cameras until I found out how close you can get with the lens on the H9. After my trip to Central Park I had to send the camera back for repairs and I have been crippled ever since. I'm always seeing things that I can not get and it is really frustrating...

The H2 and H5 are excellent for scenery and close up macros. A perfect example is the pink water lily I got over the week end at Black Moshannon State Park.

Or the close up of some Rhododendron (H5)
And it does an excellent job with bog, boat, trees and sky...

This was the cutest place where you could buy a bird house
from the shelf, and using the honor system put your
money or check in a drawer underneath the Eagle
at the far left.

I could even get in close enough to shoot this baby
E. Starling eating one of my oranges.

I thought he was kinda cute... He is right outside my window
so I didn't need the extra lens power.

This was a bit of a stretch for the H5... It was further out in
the yard and I had to crop it hence losing some of the clarity.
Mom Starlinig feeding baby.

But... pictures like the Eagles nest at Raystown Lake really
shows what a difference the camera and lens makes.

This was the H5... no crop.

Cropped it still isn't that great...

I borrowed my friends H9 to take this one...

It cropped much better than the H5...
By the way... we saw no babies only the one lone Eagle
guarding the nest. He kept looking down into the nest
but we saw no movement. Too far away.

Moving on to the Kestrels.... I took this one today with the H5

Last week with the H9


Last week with the H9.

The camera and lens is very important. Good to know that
a 1.7 conversion lens makes such a difference added to the H9.

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