Sunday, January 4, 2009

Playing With My Toy

More of Mama's well-fed animal kingdom.


I cannot wait to actually learn how to use this camera.

30 comments:

Daryl said...

All excellent shots and Husband is now listening (yeah right) to me whine about macros .. sigh

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

These are beautiful. Be sure to bring your new toy to this summer's blog fest (BHE will send you details if she hasn't already.)

TSannie said...

Looks like you're doin' pretty darn good to me!

Is that a titmouse in the first photo?

asthmagirl said...

I think you and your new toy are doing great together. Nice shots!

~Mad(elyn) in Alabama said...

DItto - what TSannie said!
WOW!

Peace,
~Mad(elyn) in Alabama

Snooty Primadona said...

I think you've definitely got a good start. Your pictures are fabulous!

Are you going to take a class? Or doing the learn as you go method?

Deb said...

Why do I love the squirrels so much? They are actually cuter rodents of sort, but I find them adorable! Keep up the good work!

Living on the Spit said...

I love these photos and by the look of those chubby wubby creatures, does that mean I might get snow this year?

They are so cute, especially the second one...she definitely needs the pill.

Love them and I might add, that you are really good with that camera!

marlene

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Great shots Mama~ keep 'em coming =)

kim-d said...

I admdit that I would not know a titmouse from an assmouse--yeah, I know...the wittier I think I am, the wittier I really am NOT. Heh...but I do know that I love Miss Fluffy Puffy in the middle picture. She's so pretty!

And I also know that, for not knowing what you're doing, you're taking some pretty awesome pix!

Camellia said...

great toy. I want.

tj said...

...lol...laughin' at comment from 'kim-d' up there... :oD

...Yeah, those are some killer photos for someone who claims not to know what the heck they're doin'! Great stuff MPM!

...Blessings... :o)

Treasia said...

I think your doing a great job with the new camera. I'm loving the animal pictures so much. Chubby girl just has her winter fur on and fluffed up. Same as me, my winter layer and it's fluffy to boot.

Debbie said...

Wow. I can almost see the one bird chewing on that piece of seed! Of course, we want more and more!

I'm jealous. I want, but can't have. Whaaaaa! Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

Oh crap, now that's in my head.

Ellen said...

I'd say you are taking some pretty nice pictures with your new camera.

I love you wild life. Except the squirrels - not my favorite creature.

Ellen said...

I'd say you are taking some pretty nice pictures with your new camera.

I love you wild life. Except the squirrels - not my favorite creature.

imom said...

I love the little brown bird. He looks all warm and cozy. You're doing a great job with the camera, love the shots!

Country Girl said...

When you find out, please let me know. I'm not kidding.

These are great.

imbeingheldhostage said...

oooh, she's got a camera and is not afraid to use it!! These are great shots, and you're still trying to figure it out????

Egghead said...

Great shots. I think you are off to a good start.

dlyn said...

Fun fun fun! You will never learn it all - that is why it's so fun, cause there is always something more. One tip that it took me a while to figure out is that when you are shooting birds, squirrels, puppy dogs, kids or pesky husbands, make sure you put the focus right on their eye[s]. I could not figure out what I was missing till I ran across this on a nature photgraphy site - makes a huge difference. Also Scott Kelby's books are great as it "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. They will help you get it off that little "M" on the dial and really start figuring things out. A year from now you won't belive how far you have come.

Rick said...

Those animals do look well fed. Please forgive my boldness Mental, but I am doing just a bit of blog surfing to tell people about my giveaway. There are no gimmicks. It is just my way of celebrating two yeas of blogging. I am giving away a free caricature drawn by me. I'd be honored if you came over to take a peek.

Tonjia said...

Awesome Pictures!! Enjoy that camera

Sassy said...

I soooo ♥ your pictures...I also ♥ how cute they look with extra THICK fat coats on to stay warm...those are beautiful! Your new toy has to be tons of FUN!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

gorsh beautiful photos... I have been looking at the nikons at different stores.... Will have to save up big time for one :)
Must have one!!!! LOL

Decadent Housewife said...

Beautiful photos. Such gorgeous creatures.

noble pig said...

I think you are doing very well! Love the squirrel and Ms Fluff the bird. I swear we only have crows and opposums in California.

Kacey said...

These are great! What lens did you use to take these? How far away from them are you? I think it's so much fun to learn photography!

Lisa said...

Oh you are sooo going to love that camera!!!! I am really happy for you and can tell you that life will have a whole new venture for you. Watch out world, momma is here with a camera and an attitude!

Hilary said...

Looks like a great start to me. Lovely shots! :)