Many years ago, a client who then owned a small second hand store here in Chilliwack gave me a used Powershot (Canon) camera for some work I’d done she was thankful for beyond what I charged. The camera served me well for many years but finally broke down a couple of months ago. I sadly had it recycled and decided it was time to upgrade to a new Powershot. A model SX 720 HS – a pretty impressive little camera for the non-professional. Now I get to take pretty decent pictures of wildlife and macro shots of plants, flowers and insects.
The following pictures are some results of my efforts in learning how to manipulate this little computer. It’s got a 40X optical zoom lens, plus very good digitally enhanced zoom up to 160X. Enjoy. (PS: if any of these pictures interest you and you want to use them for whatever purpose, please feel free to do so – all permission granted… 🙂 )
Blue Heron on the Hope River
Blue Heron on an arm of the Fraser River about 100X zoom shot
Water plaintain(?) – Hope River
Female Mallard enjoying the sun
Fraser River back waters starting their summer drop
Pearly everlastings – Fraser river banks
Thistles – Fraser River
Some colourful Fraser river gravel bar rocks and a piece of driftwood
Yeah! The gulls are returning again. Flight of California gulls returning to their winter feeding grounds on the River
The Fraser river in full regalia and summer glory!
Two smiling young mallards swimming along but ever watchful
Blue damselfly on a blade of grass – Hope river shallows
Skittish solitary or spotted sandpiper on the Hope river
Immature rufous hummingbird on a honeysuckle branch
Red dragonfly – I wanted to emphasize the beauty of her wings
A spider web in an Alberta spruce: this spider’s on crack!
A Western crow on a distant snag giving me the eye
The red barn – on the little Hope river