Saturday, June 9, 2012

Learning a new skill

Memorial Day weekend is my annual trip to Camp Barakel to work in the kitchen at Family Camp.
This year I decided it was time to learn more about my new camera...actually it is not new.
 I have had it since August of 2011. I just have not taken the time to use it much. It takes more work than my 'point and shoot'  camera and I have not taken the time to use it much. Not only did I decide to use it exclusively, I decide to rent a zoom lens for the week as well.
Here are some of the photos I got with a 300mm prime lens. They are amazing!
Just think what I might have gotten if I really knew what I was doing???

Just outside my kitchen window, at the cabin, this beautiful Columbine is growing. It just came up on it's own. I think a 'little birdie' must have planted it for me.

This little Chipping Sparrow just hung around posing as I practiced.
 I watched what I believe was a 'romantic moment' for two little Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. Shh! Don't let her know she is being watched.

The Monarchs and the Swallow Tails were enjoying the first blooms of the Lilacs for several days.


  1. Sharon, these are all lovely, and I particularly like that last one. Camp Barakel must be a pretty special place.

  2. Beautiful shots! I loved the sunsets in one of the later posts too.