We got a new camera :)

Hasn’t made us a better photographer, but it’s good fun.  This is what we woke up to this morning…

Waxeye in the frost

Waxeye in the frost

He’s eating some bread we threw out yesterday.


12 Responses to “We got a new camera :)”

  1. 1 Rachel Bishop June 3, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Oh that is a lovely picture! It is crisp and clear, and there is a lovely contrast between the frosty grass and the colours of the bird. LOVE his eyes!

    What camera did you get? Am excited for you! I love cameras too – I have a Nikon D200 :)

    • 2 castorgirl June 4, 2009 at 2:05 am

      He’s gorgeous isn’t he :) They’re a New Zealand native – Maori name Tauhou.

      It’s a Canon 450D. We’re just playing with the settings at the moment as it’s our first descent camera. It’s good fun :)

  2. 3 Sam-Embracing-Samo June 4, 2009 at 1:31 am

    I will be a bit philosophical (Do you have to be? asks one of my littles) about this beautiful picture – they say that being able to see beauty outwards is the first step in seeing the beauty inwards…

    • 4 castorgirl June 4, 2009 at 2:20 am

      You’re right Sam… Taking pictures is also about trying to be connected with the outside world. Today we weren’t really connected and it showed in our photos. We took the mother over to Taupo today and it was a bit too much for us.

      Take care…

  3. 5 lostshadowchild June 4, 2009 at 2:50 am

    It’s a real lovely picture. I just smile a little as I read Waxeye in the frost. Currently we have summer in Germany and it’s warm :)
    The Canon 450D ist a very good camera!

    • 6 castorgirl June 4, 2009 at 9:34 am

      Yes, we had -4 Celsius yesterday. We’ve never touched snow, so this was MAJOR coldness for us :) Today we’ve woken up to another frost with the news that buses have blocked off one or two of the bridges and there have been car accidents everywhere! Thankfully no one is hurt that I’m aware of.

      (((warm safe hugs)))

      • 7 Amie June 4, 2009 at 11:25 am

        Accidents due to frost? I’ve never heard of such things. We get this crazy weather all the time in england :) lol

        • 8 castorgirl June 4, 2009 at 8:03 pm

          It was the black ice on the roads that caused the accidents. Also there was really thick fog, so visibility was about one car length in front of you. But yeah, North Islanders are not known for their ability to cope with the cold :) It’s a running joke that if Auckland is without power for a day it’s a national crisis, but if areas of Canterbury or Otago are without power for a month it’s annoying but survivable.

          We originally come from the South Island :)

  4. 9 mmaaggnnaa June 4, 2009 at 2:59 am

    Wow! Such neat colors on the bird! Thanks for noticing the small beauty and magnifying it so the rest of us can enjoy!

    – Marie (Coming Out of the Trees)

  5. 11 mindparts June 4, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Congratulations! I love how the whole frame looks black and white (almost infrared) and the colors pop in the bird. I just made a post the other day about photography. You may like it. Paul.

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