Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lizards and Flies

I was out working in the yard today and noticed several little lizards darting about. This guy was sunning himself on a rock and remained fairly still. I quickly grabbed my camera and to my surprise, he was still there. I grabbed several shots until he eventually scurried away.

I then spotted a fly which temporarily landed on a tomato plant, so I also snapped a couple of shots of the fly.

On a different note, this week Canon announced the replacement to their widely successful 5D camera, the 5D Mark II. Along with sporting a 21mp sensor capable of shooting at ISO 6400 (and up with 25,600) it also features the ability to capture 1080p HD video at 30 FPS. Some have bashed this feature as nothing but a gimmick but others including renowned and Pulitzer prize winning photographer Vincent Laforet are very excited about it.

I'll reserve judgment until I try it out for myself (I'm especially curious to see if it suffers from the same "jello" effect from the rolling shutter that the Nikon D90 does).

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