Saturday, 7 February 2009

Early Birthday Present!!

WOOHOO!

Well, this morning came an AWESOME surprise!

Jo had bought me a 55-200mm VR DX Nikon lens!!!!

I've been after one of these for a little while now, so hopefully I should be able to get a lot better and closer shots to the wildlife in our gardens!

Here's one of the first shots I took (through a window!)



I shall have fun with this - I've already thought of loads of ideas!

:D

11 comments:

Allotment Lady said...

You are one very lucky birthday boy - I will enjoy looking at your close ups

thegardensmallholder said...

Woo hoo I feel your excitement Stiggy, im like a kid in sweet shop when I get my hands on a new lens hahahhaaha !
Happy Birthday for the day (not sure when it is) have fun with that lens wont you? ;)

Karen

Berthddu Suit said...

I am so jealous!! I desperately want a decent camera, just can't afford it right now. Looking forward to seeing you pics Stig, oh, and have a great birthday.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Happy Birthday! We will be looking forward to all those great pictures you will be taking.

How is the battle of the mole, going?

Debbie

Stiggy said...

Thanks all!

Yes it's a great lens! I hope to take more photos, but at least I have it for when I want or need it!

:D

My Birthday isn't until the 16th Feb, so a little while yet.

More mole updates coming your way...

...I've stepped the campaign up a notch, and some people won't like how I'll be attacking when my new traps come.

Keep an eye out though - this is my last form of attack before I call out the mole man!

:D

Lyn said...

Very nice picture, you're very lucky. I've always loved taking photo's but have only ever had crappy cameras. Happy Birthday!

Stiggy said...

Me too Lyn, the camera was a present for myself after a Great-Aunt died - I thought I'd get something that would last.

HOPEFULLY I'll be able to take some half decent photos with my kit!

:D

Ruth said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Stiggy! No better gift than a new lens. I look forward to the photo shoots you envision.

My long lens was not working yesterday, and Don saw a little lever at the end that goes into the camera that was jammed, and he fixed it. And that felt like my birthday too! :D

Stiggy said...

Thanks Ruth - as I said on his blog - is there nothing he can't turn his hand to?!?

:D

It's not my Birthday until the 16th Feb.

:D

Don said...

you are going to have such a great time with this lens!

I hope you had as much fun on your birthday as the bowling party!

Math Campbell said...

A) Sorry for not replying to your comment on my blog till now. Been hectic here;
b) Congrats on your b-day and early present.
c) Nice photies!