It was the perfect day to be out on the water and I never travel without a LUMIX camera. There are too many beautiful moments I've missed because the only thing I had to shoot with was my phone!
I took my FZ300, my favorite travel camera. It was just the four of us, but we had a lot of goodies to take along - mostly food! Well, one of the fun benefits of Panasonic's mirrorless technology is the weight of the gear - at just a little over a pound and a half, it was nothing to throw in my back pack.
The FZ300 has a 25-600mm zoom and it came in handy when we came upon a group of white pelicans. I've never seen one before and to find them all on a sandbar was a kick. It was as if they were waiting for a 4:00 pm bus.
Here's where the FZ300 shines! We didn't want to move in too close and have them fly away. Plus, I was on a moving boat - no way to use a tripod. I shot at ISO 100, f4 1/2000. The FZ300 simply never disappoints and so often has made me look better than I deserve!
Later in the trip the bridge opened for a sailboat. We were at least a quarter mile away and once again the 25-600 mm zoom came through with flying colors.
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