I think it's me, but it may be my camera, or it could be the birds. Every time I try to focus the camera in a low light situation, as soon as I push the focus - the bird takes off. Can they see this beam and it frightens them? Am I just subconsciously being over-anxious and screwing up?
There was a bluebird there, some 30' away.
Now to "Shazam!" Ever since I got this camera, I have tried to catch a bolt of lightning. Storm comes - out comes the camera. Usually my shots show nothing, and at the best a flash of light. The other night, we had a real banger going on. I took shot after shot hoping to catch something before I could see or hear a thing. I do know that once you hear it, it is long gone. Finally, I tired of this game after 20 shots or more. I hadn't looked at the first shot when I took it - that was the one that I kind of got! Now - seriously, I am aware that the shot really sucks. I have a filthy window, I have all kinds of reflections going on from the room. BUT, I finally got one!