Backyard Summertime Nature in New Jersey.
I was just reminded Monday by one of my VP’s at work that just got a Nikon D700 camera of a comment “The Best Camera is the Camera You Have With You”. I’ve seen similar comments elsewhere, and I think there is a book with this as the title where all of the images were taken with a iPhone.
I try to keep a camera with me at all times. Some times it is difficult with restrictions of having a camera at work (but then how many folks now have cell-phones with a camera). Not counting my phone, I like to have a Leica X1 or Leica D-Lux 5 for a small camera, and a Nikon D300 camera with a 18-200 mm telephoto lens or a Nikon D700 camera with a 28-300 mm telephoto lens (with or near me at all times). There are issues with keeping even a digital camera in a car during the summer when the interior temperatures can get very hot. I have considered using a cooler (but worry about condensation). There are also electronic coolers, but I need to figure out how they can process and send excess heat out side of the vehicle. Maybe during the summer I need to be driving my RoadTrek White Ram more often.
I am glad that I had the Nikon D700 camera with the 28-300 mm telephoto lens with me today. Just as I got home and started down my driveway I saw a Doe on one side of the car and a young Fawn with spots on the other side. I slowly got out and got the following images of the Inquisitive Fawn. I kept looking behind me to make sure that the Doe didn’t think I was getting too close and charge me. These may not be the highest resolution images that I could have made with a pro D3/D3s/D3x camera and 400/500/600 mm lens and tripod — but were what I got with the camera with me.