We’ve just come back from a weekend in Doncaster, Hubby played in his usual sports comp and I played with the new camera.
This has to be my favourite picture from the weekend …
I was standing about 20 feet away from the picture and playing with the zoom. A nicely cut tree trunk had been sprinkled with seeds and various visitors were enjoying them. I got to choose between robins, blue tits and squirrels with the camera so I positioned myself next to a tree and just waited in the gaps between passing walkers and their dogs until the little critters were comfortable enough to ignore me.
I’m still on auto focus with the camera and haven’t quite worked out how to put the autofocus exactly where I want it to be, most of the shots had the focus just a little out but this one seems to have caught it just right. The blue tits didn’t like to keep still, very wary of anything and everything around them. The robins sat for a little longer, but I didn’t manage to get the focus right. However, this squirrel, quite happy with me watching him, went about his business and then froze mid-mouthful as another walker arrived on the path. In the couple of seconds he halted time for me to take his photo I forgave him for the little seed which was still stuck to his whiskers.