Camera by the Back Door

Yesterday I was taking the dog out back when I spotted a Cooper's Hawk in the back yard by the herb garden. The ground was covered with freshly fallen snow and he was just sitting there. Fortunately I had a Nikon Coolpix L820 sitting by the back door I had just come out of. What I love about this camera in the 30x optical zoom. I took the dog back in and grabbed my camera. Because it has such a long focal length, I could stay back from the hawk and still get a decent picture. I realize this could've been better possible on my DSLR but THAT was not by the back door. From now on I will always have some sort of camera by my back door, ready to capture any moment.

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