For the longest time, a Cooper’s Hawk sat on our tree that is closest to our house. I took pictures of him though our window. I know he knew I was there, yet he patiently allowed me to capture him. What a gorgeous bird of prey!
On that very same day, I managed a bit of fun with my camera when ice was everywhere. Ice can transform the ordinary into magic. Would you like to see some pictures of magical ice? Yes? OK then! Let’s do this!
Icy leaf faucet
Deer Fencing Art
Icy Clematis Haven
And do I have news for you! Since I’ve been shooting with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, I’ve been comparing shots I am taking with my Canon EOS 6D. I saw how my 6D as in quality, color, contrast, and clarity came no where near my 5D Mk IV. Silently, I made a wish to someday, if possible, I could own two 5D Mk IV camera bodies. I dreamed. And said nothing.
I had been getting B&H Photo advertising regarding Black Friday specials. Just out of curiosity I went to the site and checked on the 5D MkIV. In doing so, my jaw dropped. Before my stunned eyes I saw the price was $600.00 off list price. Never before have I seen this camera so low. That is one heck of a bargain!
I thought. I prayed. And before I could change my mind, I talked with Hubby. “Can we afford a large purchase?”, I asked. I explained to him what my observations were between my two camera bodies and that my 5D MkIV is outstanding in comparison to that of the 6D. He never blinked an eye. “Honey, if that is what you really want, and will really use, yes we can afford that camera.” I honestly get so nervous spending a large sum of money on myself. But …
Will I use this new camera? Is ice cold?
I hugged him. Hard. I raced back to my computer and then Hubby went on his and between he and I, we decided to buy my new camera directly from Canon, where this camera was the same price as at B&H Photos.
The pictures you just saw are all shot with my 5D Mk4. When I viewed the macro shots I was astounded by the huge difference for up to now I had been using my 6D. Will I be selling my 6D? No. I still may wish to use it or have it as backup just in case something should happen.
Why would I buy the exact same camera I already have? Good question. Because in my opinion, I cannot get any better then the Canon EOS 5D MkIV. Besides, this camera body will take me years down the road to fully understand. In other words, this camera will keep me on my toes, learning as I do.
Kicking my heels up with joy! Mom, I’m moving forward with my photography just as you encouraged me to. Here I come, National Geographic!
Photography/ “Hawk, Ice, And News” / Dec. 2019©AmyRose Photography