Showing posts with label camera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label camera. Show all posts

Friday, October 4, 2013

Meet Lizzie, The Daredevil Chicken

There is no work shortage for chickens these days. Click here if you can't see the video below.

This chicken named Lizzie is the official spokes-hen for a certain camera phone. She is absolutely a.maz.ing. You really won't believe your eyes! Who knew chickens had so much to contribute to technology?
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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Bluebirds On Mother's Day

Look to your right and you'll see the female bluebird on the garage roof (click photo to enlarge). I didn't even see her while I was snapping away at the colorful male with my trusty Nikon SLR this morning. The males get all the glory in spite of the fact that it's Mother's Day and the nest is full of eggs in the house these two occupy near the big tree. Guess he decided to give her a short break. Can bluebird babies be far behind?

I used my Nikon D40 digital SLR with a Nikon 18-200 zoom lens.



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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Peony The Size Of A Luncheon Plate

I photographed this huge peony at a friend's house this morning. It's spectacular, isn't it? I've started carrying my tiny point and shoot camera in my purse for capturing moments like this.

I used my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX01 with a Leica lens.
My camera is 4 years old but quite adequate with a mere 6MP. That's all you need. The prices have really dropped since I bought mine.
More current models are available.



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Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday Bluebird Fix




There is a lot of activity in all the holes of this birdhouse with bluebirds building nests in each compartment. I never knew they liked communal living but I guess I was wrong. I snapped this photo from my attic studio. The second pic was cropped from the first to show you the bird up close. I never get over the thrill of seeing such beautiful plumage. They really are the birds of happiness. I hope you have a happy day too.

UPDATE: I just added the third photo. Look closely and you'll see the female taking nest-building material into the hole. The male just hangs around looking beautiful or perches on top of the house acting as the lookout.


I use Adobe Photoshop Elements for all my photo editing.



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View This Morning From Webster's Window


It rained all night and it's much cooler today as promised. I took Webster out for a nice morning walk with coffee cup in hand. The skunk cabbage is getting huge and everything smelled so nice and fresh.

I am sitting at my computer with my second cup of coffee and Webster is sitting at his window surveying his domain. This is what he sees. I focused my lens on his head for the first shot and on the view for the second shot. He's a lucky dog, isn't he? The birds are singing, the trees are budding, and everything is bright green. Happy Friday. Have a great day. Rosemary and Webster.

My photography equipment:
Camera ~ Nikon D-40
Lens ~ Nikon 18-200 zoom with vibration reduction



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Saturday, April 3, 2010

I Found A Broken Bird's Egg


I found this broken bird's egg on my early evening walk with Webster last night. I photographed it against the end papers of a book illustrated with feathers and eggs. I'm glad it wasn't a blue robin's egg. It was out in the middle of an open field with no trees nearby. How did it get there? Did a bigger bird rob the nest? Boo Hoo. Have a nice Easter.


My Lens: Nikon 18-200 zoom with vibration reduction.
My Camera: Nikon D-40 digital SLR.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Webster's Birthday 8 x 7 = 56 In People Years

Today is Webster the Wonder Dog's 8th Birthday. Isn't he handsome?

He got a whole baked sweet potato instead of a cake. He loves them.

We just came back from a wonderful walk on the property.

This is the trench I'm always blogging about. It handles the runoff nicely.

The skunk cabbage is getting pretty tall.

It will fill out a lot more as time goes by.

I even saw my first outdoor spider today. It was a quite mild with a high of about 75 degrees. I hope your day was equally nice. The grass is so much greener than it was this time last year. Water and warmth is all it took. It was fun taking my camera out on the early evening stroll. Enjoy your evening, Rosemary.
Oops...I almost forgot to wish you a Happy April Fool's Day too.


My Camera is a Nikon D-40 with the Nikon 18-200 zoom lens with vibration reduction.

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