Almost two years ago my good pal Mark Toal posted one of his New Year's resolutions, to always carry a camera. I found the post in the archives of "Mirrorless Photo Tips," an outstanding site loaded with great tips from Mark and two other good friends, Joe and Mary Farace.
Over the last year, I've found myself living Mark's resolution and there's now a permanent location in our home for at least one LUMIX camera. The FZ300 is right by the back door. We also NEVER leave the house without a camera and thanks to mirrorless technology, I'm capturing moments that deserve more than just a brain-generated "neurochrome!"
Here are two prime examples. We planted a butterfly garden in January and are now getting a half dozen different types of butterflies each day. In the process we're learning a lot about their behavior patterns.
Butterflies don't have any chewing mouth parts. They eat by sipping liquids through their proboscis, which is essentially a straw. I caught a monarch recently with the proboscis curled up just before sipping and then in the process of eating.
Check out the cowboy version of the "boot sandal." I actually did a little research and found them on line, although the idea of a boot sandal in Florida heat, at least for me is completely underwhelming!
I feel like I’m always writing or talking about why mirrorless cameras allow you to always have a camera with you. The other day I had another great example.