I always get a little discombobulated when we have a holiday. In my mind, it’s Saturday, which normally means no post at all. But I’m a giver.
I know it says nearly wordless, and look! Words! Bear with me. I got a new camera. It isn’t super-expensive or anything, but it’s my first dSLR, and it is intimidating. The how-to guide is 400 pages. I tried it a few times with little success. I hate things that
prove that I am make me feel stupid, so I put it back in the box and continued to use my little camera. Until yesterday. I sent my little camera with my daughter on her mission trip and picked up the 400 page manual. I made it 25 pages, and then I gave up and just started taking pictures. I am in love.
Click to enlarge.
The girl-child. No flash means no blink. The best pic I have of her this year!
‘Nuff said, right?
A little privacy, please? I’m taking a bath here!
Note the tongue. It is always out. Always. Makes her look so smart!
River the Kenyan Sand boa. Click it to enlarge. She is telling me she’s hungry by waiting to ambush anything that crosses her path.
This is Jasper the Rosy boa grabbing a bite to eat.
And then there are these. Click to enlarge them, too.
This was taken through glass. With a flash.
Look at how they are growing! More yellow is appearing on their shells. It will be interesting to see their patterns as adults.
Outside in the sunshine, collecting vitamin D and a little snack.
This photo was taken from a few inches away. I like the results. I can’t wait to go to the zoo to try it out!
Hmm. Guess what? Nash and Navi aren’t both girls after all. Check out the V shapes just above their tails. See how different they are?
And we went to see my friend’s puppies last night. I’ll leave you with this.
Ah, we are spoilt now, ambassadress!
Just wait until I actually figure out the settings. The world will be MINE!
He he – we await your world domination!
Which dSLR did you buy? Love your blog 🙂
Thank you! I got a Nikon that came out a few years ago.
Well you take good pictures. Looking forward to seeing more in the future
Thank you! It’s luck and the auto setting at this point, but one day I will have the features figured out!
It would be SO much easier if there was just an on and off button and a shutter! I’m just getting used to this WordPress thing, let alone be able to handle a camera
Lovely pics. What camera did you get?
One of the Nikon D-series.
Loving the puppy pic at the end!
Isn’t he the cutest?
Awwww. But the human children are even cuter than that puppy!
They’re pretty cute, too, but they won’t stay in the box I put them in, and the puppies do!
Oh my gosh that puppy face! So cute.
I know. I could stick him in my pocket. I haven’t yet. Yet.
OK, I saw the difference on the tortoises – which one is a boy & which one is a girl? Loved the rest of your pics!
I believe the one on the left is a girl.
I live for your turtle pictures.
I live to share them. I have some awesome ones coming!
Ooh, those are beautiful photos! Yay for a new camera! (I’m still crazy about mine I got a couple years ago – it’s amazing what a new camera can do, isn’t it? Mine even makes it look like I’m a good photographer!)
I know. Right out of the box it takes great pictures, even if I can’t get any of the fancy functions working yet. It might actually prove to be too good for me.
I still don’t know all my fancy functions! I JUST learned how to turn off the flash! I’m utterly hopeless with technology, sincerely.
Went into the woods after a golf disc today and walked up on a snake. I thought of you as soon as I stopped running and crying.
What kind of snake was it? I’m crying a little that I missed it!
It was black and it moved. I said the f word, but I’m blaming the snake.
But seriously. It was about 3 and a half feet long. It was all black. I didn’t see any pattern. It was just really still.
It might have been a black rat snake. They’re cool!
Great pictures! Oh, how I envy you your new camera! And BTW, I love the puppy. 🙂
I love that new puppy, too! They’re cutest when they’re too little to eat the furniture.
Awesome pictures! Puppy cuteness!
I am still learning my camera. Especially action shots in bright light. I am glad you finally dug yours out of the box.
Me, too. I’m loving it. I’m going to need an external hard drive really soon!
PUPPIES!!! 😀 Also, aww, did the little guy get his first skinned knee?
With that one, there is no telling!
You did great! I love my Nikon, still after 3 years learning to use it though I have bought a few new lenses for it recently.
I love, love, love Jasper. I have always been a sucker for the big snakes.
There’s a whole lot of learning to do on a Nikon. The capabilities are incredible, but understanding them takes time. *sigh* I am impatient.
OMG the puppy made my day.
Isn’t he the sweetest?!
Cool pictures! I have quite a few pictures of our snake on my blog now 🙂
Hey, I have a Nikon D-series, too! Love the pics. Probably need to kill you for the puppy one, though. I’ve been strangely having puppy cravings, and I’m pretty sure the Cap’n will sign me in to the loony bin for sure if I broach that topic…
I’m here to help. How many days has your sofa gone unchewed? And how much of your house did Wonderbutt eat before that? There. Better?
I can’t believe the shot through the glass with a flash!! Unreal! My camera sucks…
Beautiful mammals and turtles; the snakes intimidate me. 😉
I know! I’m really pleased so far. I can’t wait to figure out the fancy settings!
BC: These pics are awesome, especially of that daring little boy with the Tom Sawyer grin. I wouldn’t be able to say “no” to him no matter what he asked and he’d be spoiled rotten. Your house seems like so much fun!