We received a Canon SX510 from my in-laws that they received as part of a trip package abroad. Knowing my husband and I can be shutterbugs, they offered it to us. It’s been a long time since I used a “consumer” camera – but those things have come a long way in 10 years!
I am a bit late in posting these – life happens! These were taken back in September 2014, the start of Spring here in Brazil. The camera has a huge zoom (30x) and does a pretty steady shot. I also love some of the super tight & close shots I was able to accomplish. But in the end, I have to admit, I still love my old Nikon D40 best!
These first 3 photos I took here at our house in my ever-growing succulent garden. The first succulents are actually offspring of the second succulent, but for some reason they haven’t turned as purple as their parent plant yet.
These next few photos were taken on the family farm. It was a gray day, so all the photos are a bit gloomy – but sometimes gloomy can be nice, right?
This Spring, a few weaver birds made nests in the pines by the futbol field. They are incredibly shy, and it was difficult to get any good photos of them!
The best shot I got! Aren’t they so pretty! And look at those blue eyes! This guy wasn’t too happy with my presence, and was voicing is opinion on the matter.
My first really good toucan sighting! They like to sit way up high in the trees, so I tried the 30x zoom feature on the camera. It did a pretty decent job!
This simple black and white fellow has the most electronic-sounding call I have ever heard for a bird. More evidence that you cannot judge something by its appearance!