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Friday, January 21, 2011

The New Camera

Rain fell most of the day making yesterday was a good feeder day - a good day to watch the feeder from behind class. I used the time to get to know my new toy, a Canon EOS Rebel T2i camera, my first step up to the world of digital SLR photography from my previous camera, a Canon PowerShot SX110IS. I love my old camera with its ability to keep a shot steady even when my hands tremble.
But It never quite zoomed in as far as I needed.  When he gave me the new Rebel T2i, Jeff also included a 75x 300 lens along with a tripod that were just begging to be used.  The first day I read David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide until my head hurt and my contacts were jumping across my eyes. I took a few photographs of items in my house as I attempted to learn new skills while also learning a new language.  
Yesterday it was time to use it outside.  I'm pretty happy with these few photographs.  The colors and definition are nice.
 I I need lots more practice. 
And I aim to get it.  (You do get the pun, right?)
Last night we had six inches of snow, the sun is shining and doing great things with morning shadows, so no more writing for now.  It is time to get snapping.



Lara said...

playing with a new camera is so fun! lucky you!

floweringmama said...

Hey Nellie! Congrats on the new camera. Hubby bought me one a few months ago, then a few months after that surprised me with a new lens. I can't imagine trying to take pictures of my lovely birds with a point and shoot now.

There are so many settings that I'm still learning but that is part of the fun, isn't it?

I have learned that with the way my feeders are set up and where hubby parks, I can sneak in the driver's side and slide over to the passenger side I can get some great photos!

Cathy @ Country Cathy

floweringmama said...

Hey Nellie! Yep, mine is a Canon, too!

You can email me at floweringmama[at]yahoo[dot]com


Neil and Susan said...

What incredible detail the camera achieves Nellie! Just beautiful photos! Susan :)