Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nature Photography Follies

Oh, to take a photo like this one by gainesp2003!

Critter photography is a wonderful thing. Though I thoroughly enjoy the point and shoot camera that I received for Christmas, I've discovered that using it for wildlife photography is a bit of a problem.

The zoom lens is not particularly long, so unless I have a very cooperative animal, good closeups are impossible. And sadly, so far promises of fame and fortune have not garnered me a single subject.

I've looked at recommended cameras/lenses for quality wildlife photography. Naturally they cost far more than what I care to spend. So for now, my little camera and I will keep on trying to get that perfect shot while I polish my technique.

H'mmm. Some say that music soothes the savage beast.

Do you think a chorus of "Stand By Me" would help?


Anonymous said...

Good luck with your photographic efforts, Pat! I have to agree, the picture is wonderful!

The Word Place said...

I am going to start keeping my camera in my car for photo ops. Love your pic----good luck with getting more!