Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thankful Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, December 26, 2017
Today I am thankful for the zoom lens on my camera that allows me to go from the photo above to the photo below without moving closer to the Heron.

Great Blue Heron
'Zoom' is an echoic word - a word originating as an echo of the sound something makes. In this case 'zoom' is an imitation of the sound made by an object moving quickly from one place to another. Though the word originated in the late 1800s, it came into everyday use in the early days of aviation (c. 1917) as pilots talked about zooming around in the sky. It was first used to describe a camera lens in 1936, meaning to move closer quickly.

As you zoom through your day (camera-wise or otherwise), remember to be thankful!

Have a beautiful day!

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  1. the zoom lens is a wonderful thing! great picture :)

  2. Hello, love the heron closeup. I am happy with the zoom too. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

  3. Love these pics. I am so jealous! I have been chasing a blue heron for weeks and can't even get a decent shot in the distance. Well done!

  4. How wonderful when we capture photos like this! Your subject is very handsome and interesting. Have a wonderful weekend.......

  5. I love the zoom on my camera too! Nice one of the heron!

  6. I agree: The zoom lenses are amazing--whether they're on a DSLR or a bridge camera. It's amazing what we can accomplish with a simple camera these days. Great photos of the heron!

  7. lens never seems to be long enough.


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