New (to me) Nikon D100 DSLR!
This is one of the very first pictures taken with the Nikon D100. A friend and mentor traded me the camera for what was left of my Santa collection. Pretty great camera, don't you think!
This is a crop of the picture above. Can you see the ladybug? The D100 may be 7-year-old DLSR technology, but the detail and colors are outstanding; far better than my brand Sony super-zoom could ever be! (Thanks, Terry!)
An ever tighter zoom seems to indicate the ladybug is dead. (Try viewing large size on Flickr) The legs are hanging off the petal. On the other hand, it may be sleeping.
The killer wasp pictures last week were taken with the D100. Five days later, she's still at it! A different hole, a new katydid, but the same ritual.
He's going down! No underground buzzing this time, though.
This young cardinal was shot on day one. Believe it or not, the color is accurate!
Yet another motley cardinal five days later.
Peeking out from the branches of the Eastern Red Cedar again.
A very curious grackle was around all day.
Sharing the feeder with a sparrow; but what are they looking at?
He seems intrigued by the bird bath.
And decides it is safe to quench his thirst.
I was too far away for a good shot, but I did manage to get a dozen pictures of a Turkey Vulture flying over my back yard. Capturing a bird in flight is an accomplishment for me, blurry or not!