Sunday, May 5, 2013
New Day, Old(new) Camera........
..........and having heard good things about the exceptional performance of the now ageing Nikon Coolpix 4500. When a BNIB one came up for sale for just £25! (thank you Robin!) I had to have it and luckily I got in just before his inbox was deluged with offers to buy.
So after charging the battery, I took a few experimental shots with last nights catch. Although harder to use than modern cameras, I can see with a bit of practice those noisy Lumix close ups could be a thing of the past. OK the screen is small, it's only 4 mega pixel and it takes ages to focus- but what a piece of kit. It's only a mystery why this model wasn't developed any further........
See what you think about my initial efforts.
List at the bottom of this post-
NFY- 4th May. A little out of focus- but pleased with it as a 1st effort.
I'm really please with the definition you can achieve. I've barely cropped this image.
NFY- 4th May
Also notable was a 2nd female Emperor Moth attracted to light in the early evening. Unfortunately Louie moved it and when we went back for a closer look, it was gone. Hopefully it's in my back garden hedge somewhere and will attract mates later today. Trent has now taken the pupa back to his for another go at assembling- he'll do anything for a garden tick!
Upper Caldecote- 04-05-2013- 3 traps, 25 of 12 species-
1524 Emmelina monodactyla 3
1643 Emperor Moth (Saturnia pavonia) 1
1883 Yellow-barred Brindle (Acasis viretata) 1 NFY
2063 Muslin Moth (Diaphora mendica) 1
2092 Shuttle-shaped Dart (Agrotis puta) 1 NFY
2186 Powdered Quaker (Orthosia gracilis) 2
2187 Common Quaker (Orthosia cerasi) 5
2188 Clouded Drab (Orthosia incerta) 3
2190 Hebrew Character (Orthosia gothica) 4
2243 Early Grey (Xylocampa areola) 1
2306 Angle Shades (Phlogophora meticulosa) 1
2425 Nut-tree Tussock (Colocasia coryli) 2