Ok, I am posting twice in one day...but you just have to see what I just saw. All morning I have been working around the kitchen. As I make a stew for Christmas Eve, I keep looking at the little Sparrows, Finches and occasional Cardinal who feed at the bird feeder outside the kitchen window. It's very cold and windy - birds really need help to keep that fat going for insulation. Imagine my excitement when I glanced out again and saw the following. We have three digital cameras. An older Sony Cybershot 2.1 megapixels, a Nikon D50 with a Nikkor 18-55 mm lens and a Nikon D70 with a Nikkor 70-300 mm lens. Hubster and I watched for a little as I snapped away...first with the Cybershot (it has the capability of a zoom):
(You can click on any of them to see more detail.)
Next, with the D50 (zoomed out as far as it would go)...
and finally with the telephoto lens and the D70. Mind you this is through screening and ice and condensation on the outside of the window
Cool, huh? I think he was waiting for someone to come and use the smorgasbord...as I didn't see him dip into the birdseed on the lower portion - at all! (These photos were Photo-shopped for 'levels' only. You can see the difference in cameras and lens, can't you?)