Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Getting Aquainted

So I've done it. I have a new camera! We are still getting acquainted. Though I do think I may need to start lifting weights, as this one is a bit more hefty than my last. A Nikon D7000 with a 18 - 105mm all around lens, and a 85mm micro/macro.

I have loads of work I need to get to but the lure of the lens is powerful stuff! All I want to do is play and shoot. I have mostly been messing about with the 85mm f/3.5G.
See...



Having never shot with this type of lens before it takes some getting used to, much practice is needed...and yes, there's more!




Well, I'm off to find some more bugs to take pictures of! Seriously friends, I am completely distracted by my new toy...if you don't hear from me in a few days, it's likely that I am hiding in a bush, dressed in camo and waiting for a dragonfly to land on a nearby leaf!

Have a lovely day!

22 comments:

Angélique said...

Wow! Beautiful pictures! I wish you a lot of fun with your new camera!

Emma said...

Wow, really beautiful pictures! :)

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Wow, what great photos!! You enjoy playing with your new toy, I know I would.
Vivienne x

Sherri B. said...

Wow, what a beaut! Those close ups are great, and really, really close! Have fun with your new toy...looking forward to seeing the dragonfly!

Linda said...

Great pictures! Very nice!
Linda

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Beautiful - all of it!!!

june at noon said...

Jealous! A newfangled SLR is on my list of things I'm saving for. Great shots! Have fun hiding in the bushes!

Pomona said...

Wow! Amazing pictures - hope the bugs don't bite!

Pomona x

Bead Lola Bead said...

According to these beautiful pictures, it's looks like you and your new camera are getting along very, very well! As for the camo comment, I totally laughed out loud on that one! Keep having fun!

Lindsay Jewell said...

Well, see, now I want a macro lens!

Mare said...

OOOHHHHHH!!!! Lovely shots! What do you mean you are getting nothing done? You are making more Beauty in the world! :) from your friend mare, who can come up with an excuse for just about everything!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

WOW!!!! These should be cards!! What wonderful photos- gorgeous!!

Ribbons Undone said...

My husband bought me a macro lens for my Canon Rebel back in February. Only used it once. So powerful--I didn't really quite understand it. I guess I should be more like you and jump in. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pix!

chris said...

very nice pictures! thank you for sharing.

Tas said...

Holy cow. I love those photos.

You are only excused if you keep posting great snaps ;)

Sarah said...

Way to go with the photos to date!

New cameras have that effect... my family groan when we get a new camera...

mel @ loved said...

Ooohhh, that is fancy! And just look at your pictures, they're amazing!!

crzylady said...

Yea! So much fun!! I have a fancy work camera, but I don't know what do except point and click :) Have a great time exploring!

Faeryfay said...

WOw! I love those close-up shots of the bee and flowers. Lovely shots!

yardage girl said...

Excellent pics and great new toy!

harmony and rosie said...

What a beauty, and what a great start. I'm having a play around with my husband's Nikon 5000 and some new extension rings he bought me for my birthday (and then promptly took away to play with). Looking forward to seeing your progress. X

Pia K said...

yay, congrats to your now new-ish friend!! i would so love to get a new camera too, a new canon - one day it will be a nikon too, but with the difference C vs N lenses and all i need me an even BIGGER paycheck before that can come true - oh sigh the loveliness of that...

lovely macro snaps! (needless to say:)