When I began nature photography years ago, I had a 35mm Canon Rebel 2000. It was a nice camera and was able to use it for many photos. However, the first time I saw an Ash-throated Flycatcher, I ran and got my camera, put the 70-300 Sigma zoom on it and went on safari.
I found the flycatcher where I left him, lifted the camera and looked through the viewfinder. "Where's the bird?" I thought. Carefully looking scanning the viewfinder, I located the bird. But it looked so small, I thought I hadn't zoomed out far enough. Well, I started to get closer and the bird flew. Again, I attempted to get closer, and again the bird flew. Realizing I wasn't going to get any closer, I lifted the camera and fired off a couple of shots. When the prints came back, the bird was there, but hard to see well.
Fast forward 10 years. Today I have a 6 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel. I also have a similar 70-300mm Canon zoom on it. Since the camera is digital and works on a lens factor multiplier, the lens shoots images which are comparable to 112-480mm zoom.
So when I was out on safari the other day and saw an Ash-throated Flycatcher, I decided to get a photo of it. I lifted the camera, found the bird in the frame and took a couple of steps forward. Well, the bird flew, but not before I got a shot of it.
So, for the week's Camera Critter Meme, may I present, Caruso - The Singing Ash-throated Flycatcher.