My (extremely generous) friend gifted me with his Canon digital camera, one that is far and away better than the old Olympus I'd been using for this blog. What's he doing for pics? Well, he's got an iPhone and honestly, it takes pics and vids probably just as good as the Canon, if not better.
I've been trying the new features on the Canon. Not only does it take terrific still pics (refer to the blog header pic), but it also takes videos! With sound!! Be still my heart!!!
Here's one of the short vids I've been experimenting with.
This is my breakfast club. I fill the feeder, toss out some bread crusts, get comfy in a deck chair and enjoy not only my morning coffee, but the furred and feathered company. The vid shows only a fraction of the usual action. The pavement was practically wall-to-wall birds until I brought out the camera.
Oh, there are a few squabbles and a couple of troublemakers (you know who you are, blue jays!), But I gotta tell you, this is a waaaaay better to start a day. No commuter traffic or alarm clocks. Just hot coffee and good company. Retirement sure has it's perks!