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.