And so with us well into 2013 I took a bike ride up to my Charters-hall Bike Run for the first time since last September. I brought along some new equipment to test, a monopod for steadier shots and my new Panasonic camcorder which has an amazing 70x zoom.
With an 18x zoom, 14 megapixel sensor, 720p HD video capture and the option of manual photographic, there’s plenty of room to explore your creativity. Capture a hawk in the wild, a tiger on safari or your kids playing football in the park – the compact Fuji S2980 can do it all.
If you only have time for point-and-shoot, the Fuji S2980 digital camera can be switched to SR Auto mode for total ease of use. The combination of a high-precision Fujinon lens and 14 megapixel resolution give you stunningly pin-sharp picture quality.
Create stunning panorama photos by shooting a series of pictures and then letting the Fuji S2980 HD seamlessly stitch them together in-camera. There’s also an electronic viewfinder to compliment the 3 inch LCD display.
Smile Detection automatically takes a photo as soon as a smile is detected, ensuring all your pictures are happy ones. When photographing fast moving subjects or action shots, the Tracking AF mode will lock on to moving subjects and keep them in focus.
Dual image stabilisation reduces blurring caused by hand shake, motion or low light. You can also use the Fuji FinePix S2980 to easily upload pictures and video to social networking sites.
Yesterday’s trip to the SwanPond was a washout, torrential rain put a halt to my filming and after taking cover under some trees I headed home for a warm coffee and a seat in front of the TV to watch Stage 1 of this years TourdeFrance. So it was with a sense of hope that I headed down to the pond this morning for ‘Take 2′ of Swan Diaries, Week 6. The cygnets are about a third the size of mum and dad now and there front is showing a bit of white feathering coming through.
Cygnet’s are about 1/3 the size of an adult
Sparrow on path
Heron resting on far side
Swallow diving for flies
Swans and Cygnets
Ducks in the reeds
Horses in Buttercup Field
On my bike ride home I spotted a field which was a sea of buttercups with a few ponies in it.
Also the wheat fields are growing quickly, and it’s so nice to see the waves that the wind creates brushing through field.