Help me test the Zoom Feature, Mr. Bird!

in #animalphotography2 years ago

A bird was hunting for worms as I was resting in the Volksgarten, a public garden, in Vienna.

This was a good opportunity to make a few more tests with my Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90, so I took out the camera and zoomed in on the little guy.

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With my Canon IXUS 210, this would be an impossible shot. It would surely came out totally blurry. On the other hand, the Lumix DC-TZ90 is on a whole different level. You can even see the worm squirming in the bird's beak. What an amazing quality.

After he had his little snack, the bird seemed to become aware of me... and he started to look around, as if he was suspecting I would prey on him.

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Luckily for him, I was only shooting with a camera and not a gun! 🙃

He kept looking behind his shoulder for a little longer. He relaxed after a while, when he realised I meant no harm. He was quite relieved to see that I wasn't going after his dinner, too. Worms might be tasty and nutritious, but I prefer to eat something else.

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Here's a shot of the area, without any zoom, so you can have an idea of the distance between me and the little critter.

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When I got this camera, I was deciding between this model, the Panasonic Lumix DC-TZ90, and a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX350.

The Panasonic has an Optical Zoom Level of 30X.
The Sony has an Optical Zoom Level of 50X.

However, after digging through many reviews and opinions, the consensus was that the only thing where Sony won was the Zoom level. In all the other categories, the Panasonic came ahead.

Since the Zoom was important to me but not the most important factor, I opted for the Lumix DC-TZ90 and so far, I'm very happy with my decision.

This is an excellent camera at a very reasonable price.


CameraPanasonic Lumix DC-TZ90
LocationVienna - Austria
Photos4 (Untouched)

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Beautiful colours he has :)

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Essa gralha cinzenta ficou um espectáculo. Bendito zoom óptico! 😉

É mesmo. Nem consigo imaginar como seria o de 50X! 😂

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Nao mintas... tu querias roubar o almoço ao coitado do passaro mas ele topou-te todo e tu nao cnsg xD

Eu comecei a postar no Steem e por acaso era para postar fotos e com tempo comprar uma maquina fotografica, mas dps desisti, nao viajo o suficiente para justificar comprar uma maquina (a n ser pelo mundo das cryptos, esse viajo muito mas esse e digitial),.

Juro que nunca comi minhoca na vida! Ahahah! 🙃

Dizeres isso dessa maneira soa tao mal... "juro que nunca comi minhoca na vida" sempre ouvi dizer que quem mais jura mais mente.

A língua Portuguesa é muito traiçoeira. O mais certo é ter sido criada por Trolls! 👽

Txiiii, o Camões com essa ate deve ter dado pulos na campa 😂 😂

Deixa ver o que o @banjo e o @cleverbot acham disso...

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Aha, when you don't use zoom, the grass look greener. I got it!😁 😁

Great photos!

Beautiful photos.

Thank you, Marya!

nice shots ! i like when they jump , have very funny movements :D

Sweet. Thanks for your visit and comment. 😊

Excelente,não perdeu muita focagem e até estavas a uma distância considerável. Vai ser uma das minhas próximas aquisições, uma lente de longo alcance, para já só mesmo close-ups 😁

Não sei como isso funciona mas além da lente, a câmera tem um excelente sistema de estabilização. Se a tua não tiver isso, imagino que irás necessitar de um tripé. 🤔

Sim, vai sempre depender do tempo de exposição consoante a luz.. normalmente em dias solareiros e outside não é necessário grande estabilização pois consegues tirar fotos rápidas,mas não dispenso um tripé. Mais uma coisa que acabaste por me lembrar, mais uma aquisição pois o meu deu o berro 😂

😁 cool pictures bro , can i draw one of them ? i am trying to do daily drawings and i think it is good for me to draw this one 🤗

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Thanks for your visit... and sure, go ahead and draw it! Give me a shout when you publish it! 😆

no problem ,, oh thanks and sure will let you know 😁

I am being a fan of your photography, just carry on.

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Thank you very much, @rana2423!

Sounds like he did a good job with his test.
Turns out he's a "hooded crow."

Ahahha! Thanks for your comment, @viking-ventures!

haha, I can picture you preying on that bird's feast :)

Ugh! That thing has a terrible taste! I've seen enough survivalist shows to know that! 😂

That for sure is a nice zoom you have there ^^ you chose a nice model here ;)

Thank you very much. I'm very happy with my choice, too. 😎

Nice shots for sure that is cool the one with the worm thanks for the info on the cameras.

You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it!

Excellent quality! :)

Thank you very much!