Photo taken: December 27, 2013
I was gifted with a new camera for Christmas in 2013, the same one I still use today even though it’s very much in need of replacing. One of the first shots I ever took with that new camera was this one… which absolutely blew me away when its result popped up on the display screen. I not only captured a squirrel jumping from a decorative rock onto a tree, but froze him in midair with nary a single trace of the usual motion blur that had long plagued my old camera. I still look at this photo in a state of giddy wonder at how the squirrel is just suspended there in thin air! Alas, it was false hope that maybe my new camera would get me more amazing shots like this, a I got precious few blur-free action squirrels afterwards… and certainly no action shots that had the crystal clear focus this one has!
199 photos down, just one more to go! Tune in tomorrow to find out what photo of mine I declared to be the best one I ever took!