Except this one ain’t little!
Last year, we saw several large carp toasting their fins in the sunshine just under the marina surface. Getting a picture was glarey at best, fuzzy the rest of the time, unless you count the one we saw dying the other week having been infected with ‘red fin’.
It was lying on its side when I saw it in the morning but still breathing, then when I came back from having a shower, a boating neighbour was trying to assist it keeping upright with his boat hook, and it was feeding. By 2pm, sadly it was dead, and a few hours later, some opportunist crows and gulls came for a taste, but left it to rot and sink.
Hubby has treated me early to my birthday present, and I am test driving a new camera.
It’s a Nikon Coolpix A10, with a real zoom, and I have progressed to not only downloading the software to my PC so that I can transfer my pictures, but to taking a couple of practice shots to see what it can do.
OK, they’re not brilliant, but the sun was directly overhead and the water is muddy.
Because the detail and colour are so much more superior than from my little cheapie, with Hubby’s help I’ve had to experiment with image type. The lower group of three are GIF images, the top ones JPEG after conversion.
If I left them in the original JPEG like this and without any cropping, they are huge!
Jaws, eat your heart out!
I’ll get a picture of that kingfisher yet!
I’m quite pleased for my first attempt with it.
oh, it’s fabulous. Here in the Keys we have a huge Tarpon farm. I love to go there, they are free , in the ocean but hang out at the pier…fun!
Although we could fish off the back of our boat in the marina, Hubby says he wouldn’t like to eat anything caught in it!
not looking real clear! lol.
Oh, I am looking forward to some excellent nature pics with the new camera!
Me too, and with a decent zoom……………… yeeeha!
Now that’s a fish – and they can no longer hide from you with this new camera. Cool!
He was a big brute, and he had two mates alongside, but they were a little camera shy!
Careful – you know what they say about things traveling in a pack….they are more dangerous out of school.
have fun experimenting with your new camera. 🙂
thanks. I’m looking forward to getting some good shot when we’re out on the river again later in the year.
most of the pictures I’ve posted on my blog are just from my point and shoot (olympus touch TG-820). I do have much better cameras, but that one is small enough to put in my pocket so I always have it with me. It’s waterproof too. 🙂
I’ve never really been interested in photography until I was able to see more of nature close up, so living here is brilliant for me. I intend to have some fun with the Nikon.