Based on the title of today’s post, you may have guessed that things didn’t work out that well. I became the proud owner 105 images of the stick. Today’s image is the same stick, but shot the old fashion way. I stood at the window, camera at the ready and waited for a bird to show up. This little guy stayed around for about fifteen seconds. That’s actually a long time for a bird to perch, but he/she just hung out looking around at her/his world.
Technology is great. It just has to be applied properly. Using the Interval Timer and taking a shot every ten seconds, trying to get something as fleeting as a bird was probably the wrong application. Finding a great spot that will surely have a dynamite sunrise and using the timer is possibly a better use for this feature of the camera. Besides, once set up, secured, and started, you can always jump back in the car and get a little more sleep. The sun will rise without you watching it and the camera will record it. Just make sure the wind doesn’t blow the rig off a cliff or something.
Most people I know have very capable cameras, but they've never read the manual or poked around through the menus. Rather than going out and buying more gear, it might make sense to learn to use the equipment you already have.