Thursday, January 24, 2008

"Really now, must you hover?"

A chickadee makes its move at the backyard bird feeder. I wish I could attribute this shot to amazingly fast reflexes, but no. The chickadee flew into the frame as I pressed the shutter.

Still acclimating myself to the digital camera. The advantage over film on a shot like this is I can rip through dozens of shots to catch the one-in-a-hundred winner and just delete the rest. I'd have burned through three rolls of film to get this shot. This is quite a change from someone who up until now, planned every film frame and thought long and hard before pressing the shutter.

It's becoming a guilty pleasure.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2008 James Jordan.


HeyJules said...

It's quite addictive, isn't it? I started shooting with a Nikon Coolpix 3 mp about a year and a half ago and never picked up my old film camera again. I recently bought a 10 mp Canon 40D and my first set of lenses and it's just a dream come true.

What a guilty pleasure!

Wanda said...

What a treat, day after day to find your work so exciting!

This is so fantastic...Love the "Hovering" :)