My Favorites

My favorites taken with my new camera yesterday:

As soon as I turned on the camera, Amelia wanted me to take her picture which was a welcome surprise. She usually turns away or refuses when I ask for her to look my way. This is the first picture I took. You can even see the little freckles she’s starting to get on her cheeks. I love her hand on her hip.

5/10/13 Amelia

5/10/13 Amelia

Cooper is always a good subject.

5/10/13 Cooper

5/10/13 Cooper

As is Katie. This lens has a really short depth of field for closeups. I had a hard time choosing my first lens. I wanted something that would be very versatile. I got a 55-200mm which I’d consider a low to mid-range telephoto. I had a hard time translating digital lens sizes to the 35mm sizes that I was used to. Now that I have it, I definitely want something  wider as this will be difficult to use in smaller areas because I need to be at least a few feet away from my subject to focus clearly.

5/10/13 Katie

5/10/13 Katie

Oops is trickier to photograph because he’s always following me around.

5/10/13 Oops

5/10/13 Oops

“Mama, can you take a picture of me with my sun hat?”

5/10/13 Amelia with her baseball cap.

5/10/13 Amelia with her baseball cap.

Nanny gave Amelia this swing for Christmas. Artie just put it up last weekend in the woods behind the house. I admit that I’m jealous of her…this is one cool swing. Plus Artie put it on a high branch, so it has a huge range of swing. Much fun. Amelia named him Ted.

5/10/13 New swing!

5/10/13 New swing!

This is why I wanted this lens! With Amelia turning her back on me whenever I lift the camera, I was hoping to put a little distance between me and my subject (which is often her) so that it won’t know I’m taking pictures.

5/10/13 Birds on feeder this afternoon.

5/10/13 Birds on feeder this afternoon.

Had to get one of Asia kitty, although she has no interest in being photographed.

5/10/13 Asia

5/10/13 Asia

Some flowers in our gardens. Using this lens for these closeups makes for a really short DOF. I like.

5/10/13 Hyacinth in the front garden.

5/10/13 Hyacinth in the front garden.

5/10/13 Daffodil

5/10/13 Daffodil

5/10/13 Daffodils and tulips.

5/10/13 Daffodils and tulips.

Amelia and Artie practicing batting for t-ball. She’s actually listening to him here.

5/10/13 Batting practice.

5/10/13 Batting practice.

5/10/13 Silly people

5/10/13 Silly people

My love.

5/10/13 My love.

5/10/13 My love.

She loves her swing.

5/10/13 Swinging

5/10/13 Swinging

One of my favorite subjects.

5/10/13 Katie

5/10/13 Katie

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