Monday, March 22, 2010

300th Post - Pansies

This is my 300th post and, frankly, never would have believed that I would find 300 things to write about in a little over 17 months.

I'm learning my new camera and am trying to get a macro to my satisfaction with the camera kit lens, 18mm - 55mm. By sun time, it was 9 AM and these flowers were not as perky as they might be later in the day. The photos were taken outside the doctor's office -- hubby had a 9:15 AM daylight savings time appointment.

I like this one best. Now if I can just recreate what how it was done. No tweaking on this one other than cropping.

This one is a great color. I couldn't find one that did not have some dirt/trash on it but took it anyway. Hubby was waiting and he is not the most patient so did not take the time to pretty it up.

I had to do some tweaking to get this one, i.e., cut out and resize 150 percent to get the illusion that it is a macro.

BTW, I love my new camera but want a zoom telephoto lens with an image stabilizer.

Until next time, God bless.


Lily Robinson said...

Oops! Forgot to say CONGRATS on the 300th post! & nice pics!

Lily Robinson said...

I can relate to the impatient husband! Mr J always makes a comment like, "Oh, no. Here comes the camera..." Even after he tells me to get a picture!

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats on your 300th post Lynn!
And a very beautiful post it is, I love those pansies. Your new camera is doing very well.

Donna said...

Congratulations on 300 posts! Lovely photos - just keep on practicing!

DJan said...

Congratulations, and your macros are definitely coming along. I upgraded to a camera with both image stabilization and a 10x optical zoom, and I couldn't be happier. Yesterday I looked at DSLR cameras and realized I am not willing to spend that much money and carry around a huge heavy camera. I'll stick with my Canon.

Annie said...

Hi Lynn. Congratulations. That's terrific. Amazing actually!

Good photos also. Enjoyed catching up here. Thanks for visiting today!

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures! Congrats on your 300th post!

Brenda said...

Pansies always make me think of cute little faces. Lovely!

wenn said...

congrats! keep it up!

Mary-Austin said...

Hi Lynn!!

I'm so glad to be back in the swing myself. Was happy to see your comment and it now comes with a beautiful picture of you!!

Congrats on your 300th post and the pansies are lovely!!

Have a great week!! Enjoy this beautiful Texas spring weather!