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08 June 2006

An early evening walk 

In preparation for this month's 12 of 12 fun, I decided to give our new neato-keen digital camera (thanks again, Melissa!) a spin today while out for a walk. Now, Husband Mike and I have never owned a "real" camera before (having only ever used the point-and-shoot disposable kind), so we're both getting familiar with concepts like "zooming" and "exposure compensation".

Before I headed out, I took some test photos while reading through the owner's manual. The B was a most obliging model:

The B snoozing in his kitty window hammock
The B snoozing in his kitty window hammock

Once outside, I encountered the resident Goose Family. (MomGoose and DadGoose started out with six goslings, but sadly, they're down to three now.) Here's a shot of the clan walking towards me:

The Goose Family on the move
The Goose Family on the move

Goslings and Parent Goose
Goslings and Parent Goose

Gosling closeup
Gosling closeup

After visiting with the geese (goslings make the coolest peeping, cheeping, something-eeping-ish sounds), I continued on and said hello to some of the ducks. These pictures didn't turn out too well -- kinda' grainy -- but hey, I got familiar with pushin' all the camera buttons.

Mallard floating in the water
Mallard floating in the water

Duck babies! Duck babies!
Duck babies! Duck babies!

More duck babies!
More duck babies!

I would've taken more pictures, but unfortunately, the batteries ran out. Guess all that fussin' around wasted lotsa' juice, which was frustrating 'cause I really wanted to take some shots of three squirrels playing tag and tackle. Too funny!

Well, that concludes the tour for today. Tune in next time for squirrels and, if I'm lucky, robins!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Bego said...

well, for a point and shoot girl, these are quite good!

09 June, 2006 06:06  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Thankee, Maria! :-) I sure felt like I was all thumbs, so it's good to know they look OK. Mebbe I'll give it another go when I'm out a-wanderin' today.

09 June, 2006 10:51  
Anonymous jackie said...

Hi Lisa,
This is very cool. I loved the pictures of our Gathering. Bailor is very photogenic...I want more Bailor and the other furkids, please.
Pax,
Jackie

13 June, 2006 22:29  

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