Perched

Perched

When I get lazy with a bird or butterfly picture, I use the title “Perched” because it always works!

OK, that out of the way, this is one of the first photos I’ve taken with my new camera, the Nikon D5100. I did a little cropping and sharpening to really bring out the details on the butterfly.

So far, I am impressed with the Live View shooting mode, as it is much faster than the D3100 (what I had before). This isn’t necessarily WHY I upgraded my camera, but I was intrigued by the flip-out monitor… I like to take a lot of shots “looking up” and “from the bottom,” so I hope this feature works when I need it to! I look forward to seeing what I can do with this new camera!

Goodbye, My Friend!

Goodbye, My Friend!

I’m saying goodbye to my baby today… She has been with me around the world to ten countries, has shared with me in some amazing experiences, and has been there to record family moments, important and momentous occasions, as well as the passage of time. She has been right there over my shoulder and around my neck the last couple of years, but it’s comforting to know that she is headed to a friendly new owner who will now be able to capture her own family’s moments and experiences.

My new camera will arrive today as I retire this one. I will look fondly on my memories with this camera and look forward to sharing the journey with my new friend, too. And, in closing… I know this isn’t the best picture, but, then again, I didn’t take it with you. 🙂