09/09/09 - Ophelia the Barred Owl
I just felt like Ophelia would be left out if I didn't post her picture today:-) I did shoot 200 cardinal pictures yesterday...a female and a male juvenille, but it was low light and through a window and just not the quality I want to share. I also took a few abstract glass shots last night. But, in the end, Ophelia won the POTD slot. I believe the rescue folks said she had both wing and vision issues.
Yes, I shoot all my pics with a Canon Powershot S3...a point and shoot. I have a Canon SX10 IS which I pull out on occassion, but I much prefer the S3 for sharpness of detail. There are a number of reasons I use the S3: 1. Weight of the camera on my neck/back and arms is less. 2. Fear of messing up the threads on real lenses. 3. Cost. 4. I do some crazy things with my camera like take canoe rides with a 4 and 6 year old. 5. The flip LCD which I use OFTEN is a must have for me. You know, the S3 just works for me:-) Hopefully you won't think less of my pictures now that you know... I wasn't hiding it per say, but I wasn't bragging about it either;-)
Thanks for all your wonderful comments on the last two bird pictures. As always, I thank you for checking out my POTD. There are a lot of great pics on SmugMug, and I enjoy looking at everyone else's pics too!