I've always wanted an SLR camera, and I was unable to have one until recently.
I bought a Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera, which I'd read a lot of reviews for, and thought it would be nice to be able to take proper pictures, instead of using our little family Digital Camera (which has done us very nicely so far thank you!).
I was so excited, I part charged the battery and went outside to try and do something similar to the ones I had seen on my friend Don's blog, done by his very competent photographer wife Ruth (who also has a blog with spectacular images on.
Now ok - I had it on AUTO and I wasn't about to change that for now - but WOW!!!
What a fantastic thing!
It's not often I get wow'ed by stuff (ok ok! every time i go into an Electronics shop, farm equipment shop, gadget shop, tool shop etc etc) but this was just BRILLIANT!!
I have been really impressed when someone takes a photo of, say, a flower with it all blurred in the background - so I attempted to take my first EVER D-SLR picture - and here it is - it's a little Dandelion clock just outside our back door!
I've been taking quite a few picture of the new place with it, and found a yellow flowery weed growing on a patch of the uncut grass.
After walking to look at it, I noticed there was a bee flying from one flower to the next - so quickly I took the camera lens off and took a few photos of it as it fluttered around.
Here is My first attempt at a wildlife photo!
I am really pleased with these photo's and one day I hope to be able to take it off of AUTO - or the preset settings!!