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Confused about deer crossings

This viral video has already had more than 1.6 million views. But it is amusing, so in case you missed it I’ve embedded in below.

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4 thoughts on “Confused about deer crossings

  1. Thanks for all your comments! If you don’t mind me asking, what kind of camera(s) do you use? We use Canon S100s, but are thinking about going to a digital SLR. Thanks!


    1. I just got a new point-and-shoot camera: a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS20 (which is replacing my old Lumix DMC-ZS6). My husband uses another point-and-shoot: a Kodak Z990.

      Here’s what I like about my current Lumix: it takes great macros, has good white balance, has an HDR mode (snaps 3 photos at different exposures, then blends them), and it has 20x optical zoom. In easy mode I can enable something that Panasonic calls “Intelligent Resolution technology” to zoom up to 40x without appreciable degradation in the image (great for taking butterfly photos :-)).

      I am in my mid-fifties, so I’m old enough to have started out with a film-based SLR. I really liked my SLR, so I assumed that I would like a DSLR. At some point I inherited an older model DSLR, and it turned out I didn’t like it that much. When I would take off the lens, it turns out that the magnetized sensor would draw in dust particles. I think that newer models have addressed this to some degree, so I don’t know if this would be an issue with newer models. Another thing I really like about point-and-shoot cameras is that nowadays you can get them with fairly powerful optical zoom. To get the equivalent with a DSLR I’d have to carry a really heavy lens. Since I take most of my photographs while hiking, the weight is an issue. I also do a lot of one-handed photography because the other hand is holding a walking stick. I think it’s easier to do that with a point-and-shoot camera.

      One of the things that I really miss from my film-based SLR days is having a manual focus ring. I looked up your point-and-shoot at Amazon, and it looks like you have a ring to which you can assign a function (like manual focus). That sounds really great. Another thing I miss about my SLR is being able to have much greater control of aperture and shutter speed to create beautiful bokeh in the background. And I wish I could use a neutral density filter. Oh well.

      I have also learned to do post-processing with a photo editor, and I typically fiddle with photos before I upload them. (I use GIMP which is free, but it has kind of a steep learning curve).

  2. This video had me laughing all day. Also, I really enjoy your blog and the wonderful photos. I have just started a blog–I’m enjoying it a lot and am hoping to improve my photography skills!

    1. Thanks, Deb! I just checked out your blog, and I enjoyed it. It looks like we have a lot of common interests, both live in central Ohio, and both of us were named, “Deb”. It really is a small world. 🙂

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