I've been reading about the impressive 50x optical zoom on the Canon SX50 HS camera and recently decided to purchase one that I found on sale at a local store. Unfortunately the weather has been lousy whenever I've had a chance to try this camera out.I've added a few species to the January list like these Hooded Mergansers. I'm off to a slow start with only about 70 species so far for January.
Horned Lark are common this time of the year at Hammonasset.
I know I saw a longspur at Hammonasset too I can't tell from this photo if this was it. The zoom on the camera is great but it is more difficult for me to operate than my Panasonic Lumix FZ35 was. I'm trying to learn how to custom set shutter speeds, Iso etc. to get better bird photos but I'm not really sure what I'm doing so I'm still relying on auto settings. Hopefully I'll figure out how to work the camera properly one of these days because I've seen this camera produce great results for those who know how to get the most out of it.