Thursday, April 14, 2011

Random Pictures

Purple Pavement (H. Rugosa, Baum, 1983)
I have been busy lately and unable to spend much time in the blogosphere... However, photography at least has not been neglected: my birthday is coming up and a new lens has arrived in the mail. So here are some pictures I took while trying it out.  I hope you enjoy them:).












My new lens is a 55-200mm, so I can finally shoot birds...


... even when they in a tree!


I can shoot roses on a fence without having to drag a ladder (whew...).

Elie Beauvilain (Noisette, Beauvilain, 1887)
I finally can get close to the roses on an arbor too.

Golden Celebration (Shrub, Austin, 1992)
And I can shoot blooms inside a big prickly climber without sticking my head inside and risking getting impaled:)

Crown Princess Margareta (Shrub, Austin, 1991)
It seems that my life will be much easier now:)



33 comments:

  1. You are really enjoying your new long distance shooting. Especially the birds. Beautiful photography. Congrats on your new lens and a big happy birthday.

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  2. Lovely photos, Masha (happy birthday!) that first one of the Blue-jay, especially, are very eye-catching!

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  3. Thank you so much, Donna! I am having a lot of fun now I finally have some zoom...

    Thank you, Daphne, I loved that picture too.

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  4. Happy Birthday! I never realized what dangers you faced trying to get those awesome photos. Glad you got a great lens. Your photos are now even more amazing!

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  5. Masha, Happy Birthday!!!

    Your zoom is wonderful. The bird photos are sharp and detailed. Beautiful!

    Haha! You actually use the ladders before you have these lens? :)

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  6. Thank you, HolleyGarden. My camera didn't have any zoom, so I always had to get really close to what I was shooting - I got scratched all the time:)

    One, thank you. Yes, I did have to use ladders - how crazy can one get to shoot a good picture...

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  7. Masha, Happy Birthday !!!

    Your roses and birds are wonderful! The pictures are delightful !

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  8. Happy Birthday, Masha. Congratulations on your new lens. That is very exciting. Your photos are fabulous and it's always a treat to visit
    your blog. I love the combination of birds and roses...is there anything more beautiful? I think not!!! I'm thrilled about your lens and looking forward to seeing more of your exquisite photos.

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  9. Your photos are so neat ! Marvellous !

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  10. Yes they are all so beautiful, makes your life easier, i wish i have one like that too. They are so detailed even that far.

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  11. Wow !!! Great shot. The roses are beautiful.
    I like a lot also the birds.

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  12. Happy Birthday, Masha ! And ,yes, the photos are very clean and beautiful ! Have fun with your new toy.

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  13. WOW, those pictures are fantastic. My very favorites are Crown Princess Margareta, and Elie Beauvilain.

    Happy Birthday!

    FlowerLady

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  14. Stunning photos as always. The new lens is outstanding. I really need to invest in some better lenses myself. I love the golden roses against the blue sky.

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  15. Thank so much for your compliments and birthday wishes, what could be better than such nice messages from friends! You warm my heart.

    Phillip, so far I have been buying the cheapest of the good (does this make sense?). The 55-200 is the cheapest telephoto zoom out there, and it works well as a macro too as you see. It is a slow lens, but one can't have everything for $200. At least roses don't run away as I take pictures, so I was willing to compromise...

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  16. Your photos are clear and very good. I really envy you. Happy Birthday!

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  17. Thank you, Autumn Belle and Christine! I am so glad you liked the pictures - looks like I got a good birthday present:).

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  18. Your new lens works great! Happy birthday from Italy, dear Masha! :x

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  19. Thank you very much, Dona, for your good wishes!

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  20. Very pretty photo's - can't get much better than birdies and roses! xoox, tracie

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  21. Thank you, Fishtail Cottage. You are right, birds and roses, what more could one want:)?

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  22. wow those are great pics...I need a camera that is not point and shoot...love your new lens

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  23. Thank you, Donna. Photography is fun:).

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  24. Happy birthday Masha and congratulations for you new lens! Very happy that you stopped by too.

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  25. No to teraz różom wszystkie płatki kolejno sfotografujesz i będzie kolejny powód żeby Ciebie odwiedzać. Pozdrawiam serdecznie i dziękuję za odwiedziny.

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  26. Thank you, Gabriel, and I will always stop by to see your wonderful pictures.

    Thank you, Giga, for the birthday wishes.

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  27. Thank you, Jerome, and nice to meet you!

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  28. I've been admiring your garden for months now. If you're ever down in "The OC" please visit me at the abbey...and I'll give you a tour of the gardens.

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  29. Dear Jerome, thank you for your compliments. What is the OC area? There is no way for me to contact you, and your blogger profile is not accessible...

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  30. So glad you got a new lens! Well worth it, especially when you are making such beautiful art with it :)

    Your shot of Crown P. M. is just stunning! I so look forward to our someday moving on to a new home so I have some room for Austen roses!!!

    Julie

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  31. Thank you, Julie. I found you can always fit more roses in your garden however crowded it already is:).

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I am so glad you have stopped by!