Sunday, February 05, 2006

I got a new toy


...a Nikkor 105mm Macro lens for my Nikon D70. I was going to purchase a less expensive Sigma, but my friend Kenny talked some sense into me. This lens rocks!

I took this picture in my front yard from a Bird-Of-Paradise growing in the shade of my magnolia tree. I shot a few camellias because my bushes are starting to bloom. But, the colors were washed out because I was shooting at noon.

For all my friends on the East Coast and in the Mid West, it’s Spring here in Los Angeles. The flowers are in full bloom.

I’ve wanted a good macro lens for a long time. I used to collect and sell textures as part of a sampler CD back in the early 90s. I’ve been meaning to get back into the business becasue I shoot so many pictures. My first few shots are encouraging.


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3 comments:

Cassandra said...

Oh man...
First of all, I'm jealous that it's Spring there. I CAN NOT wait for the flowers here (although we are working on some Crocuses). Beautiful Bird of Paradise!! Excellent picture!

freethoughtmom said...

this is in your front yard? I'm not sure which I am more jealous of, your location or your new lens...

Mojoey said...

Yep - my front yard. I have an old school (for California anyway) garden with bird-of-paradise, camellia, elephant ear succulents. Plus, a magnolia with a 70-foot canopy. It will bloom in March with flowers the size of a dinner plate.

I repeat – I am not a geek. I just like pretty flowers.