From the cabin on the lake in the woods, there is a continual wildlife show. From otters, beavers, ducks, geese, loons, swans and fish jumping in the lake, to birds of all kinds nesting and feeding on the berries and apples I have planted, to deer bear, turkeys, squirrels eating the acorns and gleaning the harvested fields, and at the top of the food chain, coyotes, foxes, hawks, eagles and bow hunters preying on the plant eaters.
I am getting a computer digitizing station setup for the Luck museum that includes a Nikon L810 digital camera with a 26 power optical zoom--and took the camera home to figure out how to use it for copying old books. I have tried it with a few wildlife photos too--and am thrilled at what you can see with the zoom. Of course, I couldn't afford the $230 Walmart price for it, but I do have a birthday coming up on December 10th and as it is close to Christmas, I suppose a good wife and good son might think it would be a nice gift for me.....
In the meantime, the L810 will be mounted on a tripod and aimed at the old church records and govt records to photograph them at 16 megapixel resolution and store them for folks interested in learning about family heritage at the Luck Museum. The equipment is part of the Ravenholt grant to the Luck Museum expressly for this purpose. I have started with the old Luck HS yearbooks--copying them page by page with the intention of making them available online through our museum or genealogical society website. The camera seems to do that quite well too!
|Turkeys stroll on the lake shore|