My sore back was feeling pretty good today, but I wanted to take it easy just the same.
I needed to take a stainless steel screen to the neighbors up on the hill tops, so I rode on up that way, stopping to collect the game cam cards on the way.
I rode on up this road.
It was hard to carry the stainless steel strainer on the dirt bike and I dropped it going through the hole in the side of this gate.
The neighbors weren’t home but their dogs were. I usually bring a little stick for this one as she loves to chew them up. She’s too old to chase them, so I only throw the stick a short distance.
On the way back I stopped at this little spring up in this gully to see what I need to do to tap it. It looks like an easy one and I’ll work on it one of these days.
There wasn’t much on the trail cams today. The Golden Eagle did come back but the pictures were poor. It took off with another part of the carcass that it got from somewhere. I hadn’t seen it before, so I don’t know where it was hiding, the carcass, I mean.
And this skunk ran on by where the eagle killed the turkey vulture. This is a different kind of skunk as it’s stripes are different. Google says it’s a western spotted skunk.
I spent the rest of the day napping and taking it easy doing a bit of watering in the yard.
A Sony AX33 4K, a video camera that takes stills too. What am I doing with that? I take pictures from my Kayak a lot. I found I was missing interesting shots, because my pic was being processed in my camera, before it would let me take another pic. Since I like to take what I call action stills, I bought this camera to take videos, that I could make stills out of, but, as a bonus, this camera also came with buttons to just take stills and that's what I mostly do, unless something is real interesting or too far away for my still zooms. My digilat zoom setting for video goes to two hundred x, and sometimes I need that, but usually, I only use the 10x lens zoom. Because this camera is HD and 4K, the quality has to be real good and it has a lot of stabilizers on it which really helps out a lot for taking pics on the water.
The other thing it has that is a must is a view finder and I had to buy Sony's top of the line cam to get it. This is a must for taking pics on the water, as you must hold the camera as still as posible and putting that eye piece to the eye forms a tripod with your arms that helps a lot. The eye piece is also a must as it works way better than a LED screen to see what you are taking a picture of in the daylight as the LED screens wash out easily in sunlight.
I also have another video camera, a Canon VIXIA G30. I use them both to mostly take stills. The Sony takes higher resolution stills than the G30. That was a bit of a disappointment as I bought the G30 to replace an older camera I dunked in the river, but then had to buy the Sony to get higher still picture resolution that the G30 was lacking.
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