Today was supposed to be my day off from work, but I am working longer hours, happy to be employed in a position I like, during this downswing of the economy. I worked from home, trying to accomplish some tasks that are difficult to do in the office, done at home. However, the day to day fires, kept me from accomplishing that assignment so I will be working off and on throughout the weekend. However, around 2 pm, I had 30 minutes before my conference call and the sun was shining. I decided to take out my old trusted Nikon D200 to see how it is functioning because I would like to eventually convert it to an enhanced color infrared camera and see what birds I could find around my yard. I was lucky enough to make several interesting images before I called into my conference.