Saturday, April 25, 2009

Playing with my new camera lens

First off let me say I love my new Sigma Camera Lens. But it doesn't love me yet.... I did take it into the camera shop and embarrassingly it was user error! Sheesh! A kind professional photographer happened to be in the shop visiting and took pity on me as well as putting me on the right track. Hopefully. Anyways, here's a few practice shots....


Red-winged Blackbird playing peekaboo....




My new best friend - the Pine Siskin.

31 comments:

Mildred said...

Truly amazingly clear photos Shelley! Just so pretty!

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

I've never really liked the Red winged black bird but the colors on your are so pretty, vivid!

Chris said...

Hi Shelley,
I would say that you already master it. These shots are great and the background homogenous with a lot of light. Just perfect. Did I miss the type of lens you got???

Richard said...

At what distance were you from the subject? Nice and clear pictures.

Ginnymo said...

Wow! What beautiful, clear shots Shelly!! That's a great camera you have there!!

Deborah Godin said...

Oooh, I love your new lens, too. I've never seen such great shots of birdie expressions!!

Cathy Clementz said...

It won't be long and you'll be getting shots of hummers for us! Nice shots!

fishing guy said...

Shelly: What a terrific lens, beautiful close-ups of the birds.

Tina said...

Shelley,
Looks like you did well with your practice shots!! Nice colors on that red-wing. I don't know how far away you were but the details on both birds are extremely nice!!

Kallen305 said...

OHMYGOSH! Such gorgeous pictures Shelley! I am so envious. The pictures are absolutely perfect!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.A new 'toy':) like that is so much fun.Keep on enjoying it.
Blessings,Ruth

Ms. ~K said...

Oh Shelley,
The new lens (and you) are incredible!!!
Perfect photos!
Kit

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shelley, I love your new lens. WOW!!!! The bird pictures are just SO good---much better than mine (taking pictures through the glass and screen)... ha

Be careful with your new favorite bird, the Pine Siskin. Pretty soon, you could have about 100 or more of them at your feeders... Drove me crazy!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

BirdingMaine said...

Excellent photos Shelley!

I know you will have fun with that lens!

Nick S said...

Lovely new pics Shelley ! Have fun with your new toy :)

Kelly said...

...nice....love the red-wing, and the photo of him is so clear!

Jayne said...

So beautiful Shelley! I'd say you definitely have the hang of it now!

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley it looks as though your new lens is working quite well and that you have found your way around using it! Beautiful pictures, the detail is wonderful. Call me a little strange but I love looking at little bird feeties! I am thrilled that I found your blog.

Enjoy your Spring-ie Sunday!

Mary said...

Looks like the lens is a success! Wonderful shots of both birds.

Dorothy said...

Great pictures! I know you are having fun with that great lens. We saw a huge flock of those Red-Wing blackbirds the other day.

Montanagirl said...

Glad to hear your lens is working! Both shots are good, but the Redwing photo is terrific. Keep up the good work. Exactly what did they tell you about the lens and how you were using it? I'm still thinking about buying one of those. Maybe could you respond on my blog, or right here in your comments? Thanks, Mona.

The Birdlady said...

YES!!!

holdingmoments said...

Love that Pine Siskin. :)

NCmountainwoman said...

The two most dreaded phrases at the repair shop:
1.) User error
2.) Unable to duplicate problem

I'm sure you and the lens will work everything out. Lovely photographs.

Beautiful Creation said...

Wonderful photos!

troutbirder said...

Wow! They look awfully good to me.

HANNIBAL said...

Well hello close up birdies! Looks like you have control of your lens now!

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous and clear.
Don't try to improve upon perfection!!

The Retirement Chronicles

Heather said...

Glad you got everything worked out with that lens. Your practice shots are great - I'd say you've got the hang of it!

Sandy said...

I've enjoyed all the latest photos, good job. We have junko's here too I think.

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