A New Addition to my family…

of cameras!  And really, the family is getting kind of big and it’s time to put some out for adoption on eBay!

My new “baby” is a red Nikon Coolpix P510, superzoom, with an optical zoom of 42x (with 2x digital).  My Panasonic has a zoom of 18x (with 4x digital).  There isn’t a huge benefit in the TOTAL amount of zoom, but there is a very noticeable difference in quality when I’m totally zoomed out — which seems to be how I spend my life, “totally zoomed out”.

So like any camera junkie with a new toy, I wandered around the house this morning taking pictures.  Bear with me . . . this is not a typical post!  My breakfast (for inquiring minds, it’s Greek yogurt, peaches, frozen blueberries, and a sprinkle of Grape Nuts):

How about some rich color?  A stained-glass floor lamp (which, by the way, looks good in any picture):

A zoom test:  A photo in regular wide angle of the pond behind our house.  The orange circle will come into play in the following photo.

In the orange-circled area, there were a couple of Canadian Geese.  Zoomed in the whole 84x:

Quality is a big improvement over my old camera.  I will have to think ahead and do a side-by-side comparison of the two cameras.  I have dearly loved my past two Panasonics, but this just-out Nikon is the bomb!

While I napped yesterday (I was a little under the weather), my DH installed new lighting in my sewing room.  It’s a longer rectangular room, and all the corners were so dark.  Track lighting has made all the difference in the world (when I do a little more cleaning, I’ll show you the BOTTOM of the room as well!):

I so wanted to take a picture of a bird at the feeder.  I had to settle for this starling out in the grass:

Now I have to sit down and read the book and see all the things I’m not doing right, but I know I’m going to LOVE this camera!

–Sue

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