Beautiful bird, really nice shot.
Thanks. She's either a really big bird or a small flying dinosaur. And she is pounding those crabapples like nobody's business.
By the way, how do you like your D7000? The camera I just bought (D5100) is apparently the next step down from that, with the same sensor.
I love the D7000. The D5100 is supposed to be just as good, but with a couple of missing or reduced bells and whistles -- maybe things like frames per second, focus points, etc. As you say, the sensor is the same in both cameras. Nikon traditionally cannibalizes features down the product line like that. They sell a bunch of D7000s, then repackage the central components into a nice deal at the next step down the pricing chain. If they'd offered the D5100 first, no one would have bought the D7000. They have marketing as well as camera design down to a science.The D5100 should be a big step up for you from the, what was it, D100, right? Camera sensor design, like everything else computer-related, evolves every week. DSLR design has been absolutely transformed in that decade, or whatever it is.Good luck with your new toy. I'll bet you're going to love it.
It is a big step up, and I am loving it. Although I find that whenever I get a new (better) camera, my photos mostly suck for a while until I learn all over again how to take pictures.
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