Monday, 10 October 2011

Closing in on Fungi

Click on the photos to see more close-up shots of different types of mushrooms taken with my treasured Sony HX100V.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Choice photos - I love my Sony HX100V

At a car wash.

Flowers in the Botanic Gardens.
The Storkbilled Kingfisher at the Botanic Gardens.
Bridge linking Hortpark to Telok Blangah.
Little Heron at Sungei Buloh having a bad hair day. Actually it got excited when it saw what it thought was a fish it could have for lunch.
Disappointment as the fish swam away.
 Hair went back to original sleekness as it accepted that its lunch had gotten away.
Mushroom parasol.
Squirrel bush eating something unidentifiable.
The longest boardwalk in Sungei Buloh Nature Reserve.
A baby monitor lizard with such beautiful makings on its body.
Ice Kachang with ice-cream, my favourite desert.

Friday, 9 September 2011

In my backyard

In my backyard, cups and glasses were getting dried in the sun.
My bougainvillea was beginning to flower.
A monkey and his family dropped by for a visit.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Shots taken from the car at the traffic light junction along Jalan Boon Lay.

This is my favourite shot. I spotted this man cycling by Jurong lake, set the camera at maximum zoom and got this fairly sharp photo.
The top of a condominium also at maximum zoom. Oh how  I just love this camera.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sony Cybershot HX100V - Singapore Botanic Gardens

This morning I took my Sony HX100V to the Singapore Botanic Gardens and see what I shot by clicking on the photo of this beautiful Storkbill Kingfisher perched on a high tree branch with a few photography enthusiasts waiting for it to make a swoop down to the pond below to catch a fish.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Sony Cybershot HX100V

This post is not about any particular place in Singapore. When you click on the photo above, the slideshow will bring you through photos that I have taken with my new camera, the Sony Cybershot HX100V that is equipped with a 30X zoom and a Carl Zeiss lens. Yes, I have been reminded that the Comex Fair is just a few days away and that I should have waited for the deals one usually gets for electronic equipment, gadgets and cameras. Well, I could not wait because I got a free 8G SD card, an extra Sony (original) battery and a carrying case for the price of SGD $799 and to me this is a good deal and I am not going to jostle with the crowds at the Comex Fair. 

Anyway, I have done my homework before my purchase. I knew what I wanted which was a camera with a superzoom and one that responds fast with sharp photos. So I was comparing prices and features amongst three cameras - the Canon SX30IS with a 35x zoom, the Nikon P500 and the Sony HX100V. I went to the shops to get a hands-on on all the three cameras and decided on the Sony. This was a big decision because for the first time, I broke my loyalty to Canon. Though I still think Canon cameras win hands down when it comes to colour richness, I am very, very pleased with my Sony HX100V because it gives me a totally new experience that is a combination that is almost like using an SLR without the inconvenience of carrying a bulky camera around. 

So to see the proof of what I have been saying about the wonders of this Sony HX100V, just look at the photos I have taken and they will speak for themselves. Not everyone will agree with my choice but what is important is that this camera meets all my needs except one - it cannot shoot in the wide format (4320 x 2432) that I was used to in the Canon  Powershot SX210 IS that I am still using. The plus point is that the largest Sony picture format of 3648 x 2736 reduces the storage space substantially being only 1.68MB compared with canon's wide picture format of 3.45MB.