One of the reasons I wanted to get a DSLR is that I like to have control over the focus when I’m taking photos. And I love my DSLR for that. But the thing is, it’s not exactly a camera I can put in my pocket. Which means, inevitably, it’s not the one I use for my day-to-day photography. Unless we’re going out somewhere with a specific plan of taking photos it stays at home, on the tripod, ready to take pictures of cards.
As a result, most of my photo-a-day pictures are taken with my point-and-click camera. It works well enough, but there is the issue of the focus. It doesn’t always focus where I want it to. Which is annoying at the best of times. Even more annoying is when I’m trying to focus to get a picture of an animal because, well, animals don’t stay still. This picture is a good example of that. The camera stubbornly decided to focus on the branches of the tree rather than the bird. And of course immediately after taking the first picture the bird decided it urgently needed to be somewhere else, so I didn’t have a chance to take another one…