Pictures from new Canon 70D


I have been trying out my new Canon EOS 70D.  I just took it out of the box the day before yesterday.  I have been eagerly going over the changes and improvements.

It has some noticeably improvements over my 7D.  Larger LED screen, 20MP, faster, I think, auto focus.  Also Wi-fi capabilities if I can get it hooked up.  Let’s see, also touch-screen is an option.  I think the menu is easier to navigate.  It uses that tiny memory card instead of the larger compact flash card.  That might be hard to get used to.  After I use it more, I can give a better appraisal.

Here are a couple of images that I took the past couple of days.  This first is a Common Blackhawk, or Zone-tailed Hawk.  It is hard to tell which it is.  Opinions on that are welcome.  Anyway, I used Shutter Priority, and auto everything else and the exposure was nailed, since it is usually difficult to get good images of solid black birds.  Photographed at Spring Creek Park in San Angelo, Texas.

Common Blackhawk or Zone-tailed Hawk

Common Blackhawk or Zone-tailed Hawk

The Golden-fronted Woodpecker pictured below, also on Shutter Priority, was shot at San Angelo State Park this morning.  The lighting there is usually not very great, but the camera done a pretty good job.

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Golden-fronted Woodpecker

Along with the 70D, I was using a Canon 100-400mm lens. Click on either photo to see an enlargement.