Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Promises of September

I refuse to let my husband mow down the milkweed in the pasture, because it is the choice food of the Monarch butterfly and caterpillar. Twice now in the fall the Monarchs have migrated through our yard, and it is magical.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Orange and proud of it.

My happy little orange gerbera daisy.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A different Iris

I forgot I took this one.

The rooster who almost died

I was just shooting in the yard the other day and when I turned my back on this guy, he attacked me. This could be the only portrait of him I will ever post, because if he tries it again I might turn him into a pie.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Yellow Iris

Last year I had one, this year I have more than 10. Who am I to complain they photograph well.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Do you feel lucky, punk?

You should you have found a four-leaf clover! The first one I've found this spring.
Taken with 2, +4 macro filters held in front of the 18-55mm lens.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tired Kitty

This is one of my first pictures with the new camera. Our farm kitty had five kittens about a month ago, and Last week she brought them all up to the house. Lucky me! A new camera and brand new victims... er, subjects to shoot all in a 24 hour time frame!!

This kitten in particular like to hiss and spit and act quite tough, He bit me repeatedly the day we met.

Here he is tired. Sleepy and sick the crazy lady with the new camera.

A Brand New Shiny Blog for a Brand New Shiny Camera

Fir the past seven years I have been using either an 30 year old Pentax Spotmatic F or a 3 meg Sony Cybershot to capture memories and other images that tickle my fancy. I don't shoot with the Pentax often as film can be expensive. Most of the time I use that trusty little cybershot

Last week that faithful little camera died, I suspect the lens drive motor died or the gears in it broke. I plan to investigate as soon as I have time to do an autopsy.

I can't complain, five years is a good life for a digital camera. I have plenty of pictures I would not have had, and I saved a ton on film developing. I learned to compensate for the camera's limitations, and I learned to utilize PhotoShop. All in all it was a successful jump into the digital world.

My wonderful husband of 11 years, replaced the afore mentioned dead cybershot, with the Nikon D40!!! So here I sit, shiny new blog, for a shiny new camera. I have plenty to learn, and I figured I'd start here.