Could we start a thread for posting good outdoor/wildlife pictures taken with affordable cameras in the $400 range? Please describe the make/model camera used with photos. The idea would be to show the outdoors subjects and quality possible with modern (mostly) point-and-shoot cameras. I'm assuming few dSLRs will fit under the $400 limit.
Some good points raised on another thread got me wondering how little we could spend and still get good pictures. Of course, after looking at photos posted on this forum - the brilliantly clear photos taken with dSLRs - we're probably talking about a step down in photo excellence, but still - I do have one of these pics on the wall at work. Good enough for me to enjoy.
These 2 are taken with Pentax Optio WPi, 6MP, 3X digital zoom features, Class 8 Waterproof, Class 5 Dustproof - which I throw into my wader pocket or backpack sometimes don't handle gingerly and started shooting underwater with x 4 years - of trouble free operation. Current model (W60) of this camera now sell for $240-$370 (www.cnet.com).