We left Mexico to return North, much like the Canada Geese, to discover winter had decided to stay on this year. Yesterday we went for a walk in Fort Whyte Alive nature reserve and educational centre. I tried out my new Sony HX200V. It’s a point-and shoot with a 30X optical zoom and up to 60x Clear Image zoom. These are images from the walk. I needed something less heavy to carry on regular walks. So far I am pleased.
This is what it’s supposed to be like at the end of February, not the 10th of April. It’s beautiful but definitely anachronistic.
Cyril-the-Squirrel was busy collecting food from the bird feeding station. He took his lunch to the safety of the scrub-oak tree.
The HX200V takes a decent zoom photograph, these are all hand-held.
I was able to get up close and friendly with Mr. S.
With a point and shoot, in bright sunshine, it’s a little harder to get the focus point right – but I still like the dramatic feel of this.
We also walked over to the Bison enclosure. This big guy was staying away from the rest of the herd – I know how he feels at times. Or perhaps they were staying away from him…
I took this from quite some distance, but I can almost smell his fur.
Oops he noticed me and I notice he still has straw on his coat – really, you’d think he would clean up a bit with a distinguished photographer around.
So, we are glad to be home, but missing the warmth – hoping for a break in this crazy weather. In the mean-time we are pining away for margarita-ville.