reply to post by Soloprotocol
Thank you! And thanks to all for the nice comments.
The camer is a Nikon D7000 (Digital SLR) most of these I just had on auto, but the pics of the prairie hawk (close ups) I messed up and had a very
high ISO setting of 6400. I had been taking some inside shots of my cat earlier and was playing around with the settings. Forgot to change it back
(rookie mistake), so that is why the background looks grainy. I supose I could lie and say it was intentional.
My lens for the eagles and rainbow was a 55m-300m zoom lense with the vibration control (so hand-held turns out better) All these were hand-held, no
I just got this camer for christmas, my one prior (and what all my previous pics posted were taken with) was a Nikon D40. I still love my old camera
and am more comfortable with it because I used it for several years. I was only a 6megapixal though so I was limited in enlargements. Now...contrary
to some belief, that is still more than enough for most enlargements, but as you can see I take a whole lotta landscape and wildlife so I end up
needing to crop even with the 300M, so I loose too much detail. The D7000 allows me to get away with a lot more and then it will also work much
better for my other needs....such as action/sports photos of the kids with poor lighting. It is pricey though, which is why I waited for so long to
get it. I cost is an issue, go with a cheaper model like the D40 or something...still a great camera,and so long as you have nice lenses, will do a
lot for you.
ETA: just for fun, here is the kitty photo I took...playing around with the indoor/flashless pics
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