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Thanks dnf. I am surprised and pleased at the detail that showed up in the image, considering I took the shot from a distance of about 50' in the snow. I'm really digging my new camera.
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Okay, now ya went and got me started on photography! So what kind of camera are ya diggin?

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Nothing fancy- a Canon SX30is. Essentially it is a point and shoot digital with a ginormous zoom lens, and the ability to play with the ISO speed, f-stops, shutter speed etc. It's not as good as a proper SLR, but it is more versatile than a "deck of cards" pocket point- and -shoot. IMO it's a very good boat camera, and a step up from my old Fuji S6000fd, although I think the ergonomics of the Fuji are slightly better.
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Fixed or removeable lens ? Our old Olympus has finally succumbed to mal de mer. This looks a possible replacement but I am told removeable lens are not the go for a boat.
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tdw- fixed lens, but it has a lot of flexibility.

PowerShot SX30 IS - Canon Canada Inc.
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Nothing fancy- a Canon SX30is. Essentially it is a point and shoot digital with a ginormous zoom lens, and the ability to play with the ISO speed, f-stops, shutter speed etc. It's not as good as a proper SLR, but it is more versatile than a "deck of cards" pocket point- and -shoot. IMO it's a very good boat camera, and a step up from my old Fuji S6000fd, although I think the ergonomics of the Fuji are slightly better.
That's a great camera. I just got a Lumix PNS to carry around. (a D90 with a 24-70 f2.8 will break your neck, back and shoulders after all day!)

The new compacts take AMAZING photos, which indeed rival their DSLR counterparts. The biggest difference is the ease and user-friendlieness that the big cameras allow finer adjustments. And some durability, but now they make some pretty tough little ones too.

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Thanks caleb and welshman- a heron it is. I wouldn't have thought of a heron, because i thought herons always had long goofy necks- apparently this is not the case. I learned something today.
Here's some more "short-necked" herons for you, BL

The green heron:


The striated heron:


The lava heron:
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I know from experience that a Black Crown Night Heron can leave a mess on your decks the size of a frying pan.
So make sure that there is nothing that that bird can perch on above your boat. Or you'll be out there every morning scrubbing your boat down with a stiff brush and soap.
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Nothing fancy- a Canon SX30is.
That's what I use at work, while I have the older sx20is at home. The zoom on the 30 is pretty cool, but I was sorry to see them do away with the AA batteries and go to the little battery pack.
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