Hannah, thank you! It’s not super fancy–a Canon Powershot S5. Basically a point-and-shoot with a decent built-in zoom. It’s a little finicky, or else (more likely) I’m not using it properly, because it is very hard to get a decent picture in morning light. But it looooves afternoon light. It’s like I can’t get a *bad* shot after 4pm. In the morning, I have the devil of a time getting it to focus, and it won’t focus on zoomed-in shots at all. I missed a gorgeous shot of two caterpillars nose to nose this morning, one big fat one and one little thread of a guy, because the darn camera wouldn’t focus no matter what I did.
One of these days I need to take the time to, you know, read the manual and figure out what I’m doing wrong.