Thursday, October 15, 2009

A new toy....


I'd been saving up for a new camera for awhile...the dogs kept draining my camera account! Last week, I finally took the plunge and ordered a Nikon D300s. It arrived a few days ago. Oh my! I've shot with a digital SLR for more than three years and this thing makes me feel like I've never even shot a plain ol' point and shoot camera before! Hello, learning curve!
Fortunately, I have some cooperative models. Antare likes it when I take pictures of him from a safe distance. It also means my hands are full so I can't try to pet him, something he would prefer to avoid if he can!
Pete is always glad to assist with developing my low light shooting skills!
Occasionally Mother Nature sends along a model too, like this eagle who spent some time in the yard this afternoon! Nothing shuts the ravens up faster than a really big bird!

9 comments:

Cyber-sibes said...

Gorgeous shots!!!! Oh boy, are we Wandering Spirits fans in for a treat!

Jack's Mom

The Thundering Herd said...

What spectacular pictures. Obviously, the new camera will be a great addition.

dogsled_stacie said...

Ooooh, nice!!!

The Army of Four said...

BEAUTIFUL photos!!!
Tail wags,
Storms

Huffle Mawson said...

I am just about convinced I need one of these too.

Huffle's Mum

Phred said...

:-)

We'll look at ALL the 'practice shots'
you'd like to take.

Happie *Snappin*!

Elyse K said...

Wow! Antare and Pete, you are beautiful; and look at the eagle at the top of the tree, with the blue sky behind him! He's huge! I agree with Phred - I am happy to look at any and all practice shots!!

Holly and Khady said...

Wow, that pic of Antare is gorgeous!! Love those Malamute ears!!

The eagle pic is pretty awesome too.

Pete looks quite good in the low light. Well, for a khat!

Phbbb

Elyse K said...

Happy Birthday, handsome model Antare; and to your your brother Delta too!