New Farm Park, Brisbane

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Flowers and Bees

I got a new camera for my birthday. It is a Canon EOS 1000D and it is a monster compared to my little Sony Cyber Shot. It has many buttons and menus. There is a lot to learn and I hope I can learn to take really good shots. here is my first attempt at flowers and moving insects. I am quite happy with the shots but there is still room for improvement.





Bee collecting nectar from a Grevillea

Can you see the little drops of nectar

The bee has a drop of nectar in between his back legs

Begonia



Grevillea

Grevillea



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25 comments:

  1. Great job for your first time! Really wonderful closeups.
    Sunny :)

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  2. Ma'am Diane, am glad I have come to visit you tonight. Almost midnight and in a little while, I'll hit the sack.

    The pictures were so well captured and the moving tech of your camera did justice. The bee does look real in its motion. Great and well done job!

    Lights, Camera Action! The bee on the top pic is a real stand out!

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  3. happy birthday and congratulations on the handsome gift! these are some nifty pictures! i can actually see that bee's eye! have a blessed day!

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  4. Very nice! Tell whoever your birthday benefactor is that mine is coming up in January! I've looked at the Nikon (nikkon??) ones and as kind of tempted there. But...moneymoney. :(

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  5. Very nice results for a beginner with a brand new camera ! I don't like big cameras I am very happy with my Sony Cybershot T 300 with a touch screen and a great zoom ! Then it's easier for me to be a paparazza !

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  6. Fantastic photos Diane, you've taken some beauties there with that new camera of yours. What fun and Happy Birthday!!!! Sorry I am a bit late.

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  7. Diane

    I do believe that you missed your vocation in life. How come you aren't photgraphing for the National Geographic magazine?
    You also appear from the photos to be pretty close up to those bees - just remember they don't take kindly to interference and they have a very "nasty sting".

    Yellow Mellow

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  8. I've got a Canon EOS450D and am still having fun learning how to use it. It's a bit addictive though, now I want to start expanding my collection of lenses.

    The bee photos are great, especially the top one. The clarity of the photos is fantastic. Imagine having to learn to use a SLR back in the non-digital days? All that time and effort in the darkroom before you would have an inkling about whether you'd used the right f-stop or shutter speed for the conditions.....

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  9. I just got a good laugh over Tazar's comment about the non-digital days of the SLR, that was exactly when I first used an SLR. I went through a lot of film but at least you could print a "proof" sheet instead of all the photos. Digital is a great improvement.

    Happy Birthday and congrats on the new camera. For a beginner those are great shots, a bee in motion is hard to capture. I can't wait to see what you do next with it.

    Also I see you played around with the layout, don't you love having more space for photos. It looks great.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Judy

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  10. WOW! Those are WonDErFul for your first ones! I love the color and the closeness- Oh, you are going to have sooo mcuh fun!

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  11. Looks like you can do a lot of fascinating things with your new camera! I look forward to seeing more!

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  12. Happy Birthday, Diane. What fun, a new camera and lots of interesting and beautiful things to capture with it. Enjoy.

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  13. You are doing well Diane. Takes lots of practice but you are getting there :) Did you sharpen when you made the photos smaller, I wonder!
    Keep up the good work.

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  14. Hi Diane, Thanks you so much for coming to my blog. I am enjoying yours. Happy 67th to you too!!!!

    I love hearing about life in Australia. Please keep coming to my blog and I'll keep coming to yours.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Looks like you are a natural. Great shots.

    I love that shot you used for your header. It speaks volumes about your relationship.

    Thanks for stopping by my place earlier. Plus, I have a cousin that could be your twin or clone.

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  16. Very nice shots. Fantastic timing.

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  17. Diane, you do very well with your camera. The flowers look so beautiful with the nectar collecting bees, quite some traffic there in your garden. It is a great hobby, photographing.

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  18. Diane,
    That works very well, the photos are much sharper.
    Between the two of us maybe we will get this figured out.
    Thanks again,
    Judy

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  19. Hi Diane!
    It seems you got a great new camera! Excellent pictures!!

    Blogtrotter has some more Rural Iceland before the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy and have a fabulous week!

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  20. The new photos are bee-autiful! Many happy returns of your birthday...what does your new camera weigh? I have a problem with carrying weight around, combination of ticker with replacement parts and getting a bit long in teh tooth.
    Our cows, well most cows on winter pasture need extra roughage and neutrients, the grass is nice and green, but consists of mainly water.

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  21. 2 very busy little bees......lucky duck with a new camera.....

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  22. Great captures and the flower are beautiful.....I am sure you will enjoy the camera and Happy Birthday for the appropriate day!! I am sure I no longer have birthdays...

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  23. Gee Mum,
    Listen to all your friends! You're shots are a huge success! I love the shots with a tight depth of field! Now I want a new camera! :)

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  24. Oh my what great photos you are so talented.

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