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I had been thinking of getting a new camera, something smaller and easy to take with on travel. Then I read this post about Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, and that was it. Camera ordered, delivered, and here’s shot 001! It’s a Eurasian Blackbird (it’s windy here, normally the head is not that flyffy) that lives and sings in my backyard. It’s not the best shot ever, but that’s not the camera’s fault. I’m really happy with it, can’t wait to get out and take more pictures!

28 responses

  1. Congratulations on your new camera. I look forward to seeing the results you get with it. This photo is a great start!! A lovely little bird, too. Blessings.

    October 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    • Thanks Lizzie!! I’m working full time and it’s a bit dark already when I get out from the office.. But I’m definitely getting out with my new toy the coming weekend! Thank you so much for your positive words. πŸ˜‰

      October 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM

  2. Congratulations on getting your new camera! Lovely background and bird. I prefer it when they are fluffed up a bit. They look more relaxed and charming!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    October 17, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    • Thanks Wendy! I agree on the fluffy part πŸ™‚ I got a few more shots that were sharper but I liked the pose and fluffy head in this one, so I posted it even if it’s a bit blurry.. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to take more shots soon!

      October 17, 2012 at 4:12 PM

  3. Good shot for the camera and the zoom. Long as you are happy with the pictures that’s all that matters.

    October 17, 2012 at 4:48 PM

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    October 17, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    • Thank you so much, Kaylee!! Very sweet, thanks a lot πŸ™‚

      October 18, 2012 at 3:43 PM

  5. Ed

    Great shot and a great backup point and shoot. I have a Canon G12 as a pocket Point and shoot..:-)

    October 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    • Thanks Ed! I had narrowed down my choices to G15 and SX50, but the amazing zoom on the SX50 got me πŸ™‚

      October 18, 2012 at 3:46 PM

  6. I really like my Canon Powershot SX130. I’m not camera inclined and this one is perfect for me. The blackbird posed admiralby for you.

    October 18, 2012 at 12:06 AM

    • Yes, it’s like he knew I needed a test object for my first shots! πŸ˜€

      October 18, 2012 at 3:47 PM

  7. I just checked out the specs of your new camera. Wow. It has a 50x zoom that extends to the equivalent of a 1200mm lens. That’s not exactly what most people have in mind when they think of a point-and-shoot camera. I’m looking forward to seeing more great shots.

    October 18, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    • I know, 50x zoom!! I never had any zoom lens to my 450D, this opens up a whole new world of possibilities! πŸ™‚

      October 18, 2012 at 3:50 PM

  8. I thought that I had made a comment but now I can not find it. If so, I hope you do not mind a repeat. Info of the camera is great. Thank you. Nice shot, too!

    October 18, 2012 at 1:29 AM

    • Thanks Yvonne! I think your first comment must’ve gotten lost in cyberspace, I can’t see it either. Thanks for your kind comments!

      October 18, 2012 at 3:51 PM

  9. Therese


    October 18, 2012 at 1:58 AM

  10. Nice! Good luck with new cam.

    October 18, 2012 at 3:12 AM

    • Thanks Ed! πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to get out and take more shots with it!

      October 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM

  11. Great shot. Congrats on the new camera.

    October 18, 2012 at 7:49 AM

    • Thank you, John! I have a promising feeling this camera will become a very good friend to me πŸ™‚

      October 18, 2012 at 3:54 PM

  12. Wonderful photo…BELLISSIMA Orofiorentino from Italy

    October 18, 2012 at 1:52 PM

  13. Showers of Roses

    Perfect shot! He’s posing for you. πŸ™‚

    October 21, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    • Thanks! Yes I think it he was! (or it felt like he was anyway :))

      October 21, 2012 at 1:54 PM

  14. What a beautiful picture of an Eurasian Blackbird! So clear and the colors are gorgeous! Congrats on the new camera. I never know which camera to purchase so thanks for sharing the information.

    October 26, 2012 at 4:34 PM

    • Thanks so much Bernice! I’m very happy with this PowerShot camera πŸ™‚

      November 1, 2012 at 4:40 PM

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