Monday, September 6, 2010

Special Gift...

Can you believe this???

So, I opened the beautiful wrapped birthday gift from my beloved and look what I found...? A Nikon D5000 digital SLR camera with zoom lens.

For the last year or so I've been using a Canon digital point and shoot camera (which I love.)  But recently I've been thinking,  it might be nice to take photos with more detail, and be able to capture those very quick little birds that flit, flit, flit before I can even open up my camera bag!

So, as you might guess, I am THRILLED to bits...  Of course, I will have to really stretch myself to understand the whole SLR camera business (thank goodness it comes with two - yes TWO videos, as I'm definitely a "visual learner.")    Of course, I've already been playing with it before even reading or looking at the instructions with mixed results... (nothing to do with the camera - everything to do with the novice operator!)

Here's a sampling of photo's taken with this beautiful new camera... 


Dahlia & Chocolate Nicotiana 

Birthday Flowers

Pink Beauties

So much fun..., looking forward to many, many adventures and travels with my new Nikon...sighhhh...


Dianne said...

Oh, this new is fabulous! Congratulations on receiving such a functional gift that will serve you to share the beauty of this year's adventures in finding love.

Joke van de Klift said...

First, Congratulations with your birthday.
Waaauuuwwww, what a nice present do you receive, i hope you can read this.
The pictures are wonderful!!!
Its a beautiful gift!
Lovely greeting,

Carol said...

It's really romantic! Tell CG I said that :-))

Jean said...

You're an expert already. Lovely images. Can't wait to see what you do next.