Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day 125 - Looking through and up


It was like Christmas in May today. I ordered a new lens from "The Camera Store" in Calgary. It's a great store to buy camera equipment from. Alberta doesn't have provincial sales tax so I only had to pay GST. I ordered the lens along with a new bag and UV protector for the lens. I placed the order on Sunday afternoon and it arrived today (free delivery by the way!).
When we got home I picked up the delivery card, went to the post office and rushed home with my box. Of course the first thing I did was put on my new 70-200mm lens and went out to the yard to 'play'. I was hoping to get a bird shot but they must be camera shy today because they didn't come anywhere near. Or maybe it was the 2 Danes in the backyard that kept them away. I ended up going to the front yard and taking some flower picks. I took this Hyacinth while lying on my side. I like the big sky as a background and the angle makes the flowers look taller than they really are. I know I have a lot to learn about my camera and new lens but it's the kind of homework that's fun to do.

4 comments:

susanvg said...

Lovely soft focus in the background. I think I need to talk cameras with you.

Kristy Johnson said...

Was this lens for the Canon or Olympus? It's amazing what different lens will capture, eh?

Laura said...

Beautiful! It's so light and peaceful. Nice shot. I'm glad I came across your blog. :)

playingwithpixels said...

This is really beautiful! I think you're going to have a lot of fun with your new lens. I'm visiting you via one of the blogs on the Virtual Photowalk and I see that like me, you are in Canada. I'm enjoying your images and will pop back in for another look later....

(Appreciate the recommendation on The Camera Store too. I'll check them out...)

~Julie