Just because it was pretty at 7 in the morning and I am in the mood to hike the planet lately. Plus, I came here with an agenda. Back in late January of 2013, I did a post on the Nikon COOLPIX P510 and everyday I am getting numerous searches on this fine little camera on my post Hummingbird Closeups with the Nikon P510.
Next post I do my review again after seriously using the camera for over a year. You will see photos the camera took that my D7000 could not take as easily with my 400mm lens. So you can imagine the ringing endorsement coming up in post on the P510. For instance…
The tall structure in the image above is an osprey nest. The tiny dot at the top, an osprey, but next post see that dot become an Osprey. Pretty amazing zoom at 42x on this camera. Pretty amazing landscape shots too. It goes down to 28mm so it does wide-angle shots pretty well. I cropped off the sides of most of these photos, but trust me, they were wide-angle in appearance. That is a type of photography that really does not present well on a blog though.
See the difference, my favorite shot is just a bit too wide, so above I cropped it to better see the splash landing.
Blue and gold…I just love that splash above. Breaking gold reflections… the photo almost looks manipulated for color, but it is not. It got me thinking on something I read.
I was going through the WP reader and I came across a title for a post that said, “Some Trees, Some Water, and Some Stuff Next to it”. I hope that is not how people see my images at the nature preserve. I see peaceful landscapes and I hope you do as well.
Below is Lake Kirsty’s edge. Many frogs and turtles live amongst the rock and concrete scrap used for erosion control.
No one home…
in the nest pair.
Are you not liking this little camera? The early morning light helps make the photos, but the camera has good Nikon glass which helps greatly.
The Boardwalk Trail. This camera handles hard-to-handle lighting conditions too. Above, the lights and darks are at odds for a good exposure, but this camera’s sensor deals with the situation with my manual settings.
Two deer stop for a moment. In the image below, that is a tractor-trailer reflected in the water below the fishing dock. It gives you a sense that this is a park within city confines.
The Phragmites separates the deer from the Conrail train tracks below, further cementing that this place is decidedly urban.
See the deer drinking below? It gives you an idea the height of that grass.
Early morning birds here at Tifft up next for review of the P510. A few bird surprises for me also, like a flock of flickers. More gold and blue… and a COOLPIX that catches the scenes beautifully.