I stood in my front yard and looked at this grove of Redwoods. Up at the tippy-top, I could see something. I thought it was a bird. I watched closely and saw it’s head turn. But, I couldn’t tell what kind of bird it was. So, I grabbed my camera and took this picture. Oh, and just to give you an idea of the height of those trees, look at the street light/telephone pole at the bottom of the picture.
Then, I zoomed in as close as I could.
Ah, a robin. Of course.
My camera is a Panasonic Lumix FZ7. It has 12x zoom and image stabilization. It was new in 2006. 3 years may not be long but this is a camera I have used nearly daily for those 3 years. It is almost a part of me. I rarely go anywhere without it. It may not be a fancy digiscoping rig with changeable lenses and amazing bells and whistles but it brings the birds to me and that is enough for me.