Woke up to lots of snow, by our standards at least, so I took the Lumix FZ200 with me when I took the dogs out for a walk. This handy little bridge camera has a huge 24x zoom, equivalent to 600 mm in DSLR terms apparently, and I have got some of my best bird photos with it. Today though I took it mainly because it was snowing heavily and I didn't want to get the DSLR wet. Hence, some of the pictures didn't really come out as panned. I had forgotten how much more control you have with a DSLR and while these modern bridge cameras offer lots a useful options, etc. Also, I am not sure that the focal lengths given in the caption make sense but I guess that is something to do with it being a bridge camera, not a DSLR? I definitely prefer the DSLR. Anyway, the above shot of the beech thicket was inspired by a photo of Ansel Adams, i think his was of an Aspen thicket and was a lot sharper, clearer, etc. but then it would be since his was taken by a large format field camera. The other shots I got were of a lovely view down to road leading to our house with the old pine trees covered in snow and a close-up of rhododendron leaves covered in snow. Nothing special but I have an essay to get on with so don't have time to head out specifically to get better photos, so these will have to do for today's effort.
I am an amateur photographer who is also a Chartered Geographer with his own part-time consultancy business and I work as an estate manager for a national conservation charity in Scotland. I am based in Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, just next to the Isle of Skye.
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