- May 30, 2021
We had three deer cruise past our place two days ago, apparently. In the golf course next door. I didn't see them though. Living on the edge of greater Tokyo, it made the local news.
What kind of camera and lens do you have. Those are excellent pictures.
The camera I'm using is a Canon SX 60 with 60 x digital zoom. I also use a tripod and
a remote shutter release. All of my photos are shot from inside my man cave studio,
shooting through either an Anderson insulated window or an Anderson sliding door.
Both the window and door have double panes of glass which I try to keep clean, however
the pics would be much sharper if I were to step outside and sit in one of my portable
The distance I'm shooting is between 10 yards to a little over a hundred yards. It's nice
to be able to fill the frame with an Eagle at 100 yards, but at that range, the pics get
a little grainy. Still for what it cost, I can't complain.
One of the huge parts of getting the pics that I take is the pond, the woods, and the lack of
neighbors. My nearest neighbor is about a half mile away. The pond is a wildlife magnet.
The camera cost me $450 a couple years ago. The tri-pod was about $50 and the remote shutter
release cost about $20. The camera also takes excellent videos.
I'm thinking about getting a nice Nikon that will accommodate some Nikkor lenses I bought in
the 80's for my old Nikon FM (film) camera. I know that some of the new digital Nikon bodies
accept the old bayonet style lens mounts on Nikons made in the past. I have a few thousand dollars
at 80's prices tied up in some very nice Nikkor glass that sits gathering dust. It would be nice
to use them again.
Morels - They were just starting a couple of weeks ago,
and then we had a few 80 to 90 degree days. That ended the
early ones. Lately, we've had a few 40 to 60 degree days with
some rain, and they decided to try again. I've picked a couple
meals of them so far, and have been waiting another day or two
before getting the ones I left to grow a little more. I always
leave a couple to spore out for next year.
My fave of 5 amps - # 177/800
I still can't find my guitar
Crystal Planet #88/200