We were in Big Bend National Park on the first of March this year. I had taken many, many photos around that time. I am just now getting back into my files from them to do some sorting. I came across this image that I had nearly forgotten about.
I had purchased a new Canon PowerShot SX40 camera for use in taking on short hikes when I didn’t want to load myself down with my heavy equipment. I had came across this hawk in the trees and decided that was an opportunity to see what the camera could do. We were birding from the car, so I was probably only about 75 feet away. I would say that the camera did a bang-up job. Exposure was 1/200 sec. @f5.8, ISO 100. Zoom was set at 150mm. Hand-held. I might add that I just finished printing a 12×16 enlargement that I am going to frame. Only down-side that I can think of, is the viewfinder is a bit small and hard to get used to.
So if anyone is contemplating a new small lightweight, economically priced camera with a heck of a long zoom, this may be just the ticket.
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