Feb 23, 2010

New Camera, New Photos

I brought my new camera to work with me today because I got some lovely African Violets for my birthday last week. My mother in law brought them in to my office. What better subject for my first macro photos with the new Nikon.







I also decided to test out the telescopic lens. The first photo is a snow mound from the plows on the other end of the plaza parking lot. It is about half a football field length away. Look how close it appears. Another example is the light posts in the parking lot. The first is with the regular lens. The second is with the telescopic lens.







Wow what a difference! I can't wait to take some bird photos with this camera. I think my bird watching hobby will be complimented enormously with the telescopic lens. If I can't ID them in the field the photos will help at home.

On another note, thank you for all the warm thoughts and prayers. I am still taking everything one day at a time. Some are good days and others not so much. I appreciate all of the support all my online friends and acquaintances have given.

~Jessica~

9 comments:

Jessica said...

Forgot to mention, clicking on the images will pull up the larger photos.

flandrumhill said...

Those violets are just what's needed to add some color to your office space. What a thoughtful mother-in-law you have.

They'll keep blooming if you let them completely dry out between waterings, pinch back the blooms once they're done, and keep them in total darkness for 8 hours a day.

Bangchik said...

new camera will open up new dimension on life and beauty. Its like a new pair of eyes, clear, sharp and penetrating... ~bangchik

Autumn Belle said...

Jessica, you'd be surprise what a useful camera can do. Eventhough my is a point and shoot, there was never a dull day since I bought it from the store. Now my camera is my close buddy and I never leave home without. Meanwhile, I look forward to more inspiring pics from you. Your violets are delightful. I still remember your awesome moon sightings. And, yes, I am waiting for your magical touch to the mundance things in live! Come on, show me more :)

upwoods said...

Jessica, so thrilled that you have a new camera! That is so wonderful. Even more thrilled to see that you are back blogging. Was thinking you might be having a hard winter, but didn't know you were so busy at work. Blessings to you...

CE Webster said...

I see you are on your way to taking some great bird pictures. The zoom on your new camera will be just what you need for birdwatching and photographing birds. Enjoy!

Terrill Welch said...

Jessica I found your blog via your comment on Kathy's post about How to get a zillion hits.

I love photography and I look forward to seeing how your new camera works out for you. Pleased to meet you. Terrill

Qtswede said...

How very cool! You're going to have to tell me more about your equipment! I am picking up my first DSLR Saturday :) Only one lens to start with, but what they hey!
Love to you & the fam! We MUST get together this spring!!!

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