Sunday, December 16, 2012


As you may know, we made an impromptu trip down south last Sunday...
What you probably don't know is that it was my birthday too!!!

Guess what I got...
it's bigger than my hand...
captures really sharp close images...


It's a 105mm Nikon micro lens!!!

Get's a pretty clear pic of those darned icicles around our house doesn't it?!!!

We were at TheChief's mom's house most of our visit...
and I took a few pics of various items around her house...

I'm looking forward to playing with my new toy!!!

TheChief is my hero!!!

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  1. Oooo - what a lovely birthday present!

    Love these shots. Oh, and happy birthday.

  2. Congratulations! For the birthday and the lens! Cheers!

  3. Happy Birthday, Dear Chieftess, Happy Birthday to you (and many mooooooooore!!)!

    Looking forward to what you and your new lens come up with.

  4. Nice post!
    The lense is a very good one.
    I use the same myself!

  5. I love the icicle photo, Chieftess! Snow and ice over here in Minnesota!
    Advent regards from Eagan

  6. Nice lens. My birthday is next week, and I'm thinking about treating myself to a new lens as well. I just haven't decided what else I want to go with my Nikon D90. Nice blog and photos.

  7. congrats to your birthday and your gret gift. You will ahve a lot of fun with it. :)

  8. Thank you LadyFi!!! It is the best present!!!

    Thank you Antonia!!!

    I'm excited to play with it Adele!!!

    I know HansHB! Your response to my email convinced me this one was the one I wanted!!! Thanks!!!

    Thank you Leif!!!

    Oh Cafe!!! You deserve a big "canine chin scratch" for that one!!!

    Thanks Ed! Sounds like a plan! Last Christmas I was blessed with a Nikon d700...which is a full frame camera which then affected the quality of the lenses I already had!!! You know how that goes!!!

  9. Great photos with the new lens! Happy belated Birthday! Have fun with it!

  10. One day maybe I'll get one of those. :-) Nice shots Kathy.

  11. Thanks Brian!!! I plan to!!!

    Thanks Wayne! I really like it!!! I debated between the 50mm and the 105mm...HansHB convinced me the 105mm was the way to go!!!

  12. I am clueless about these lenses. I need to know more. Your images are marvelous!

  13. You have an amazing camera and now you have a new toy for it! Great shots and I look forward to more of these!


    PS Joyeux anniversaire, mon amie!

  14. A belated Happy Birthday to you and congratulations on your new toy!

  15. You'd love this lens Virginia!!! it's designed specifically for extremely close up work...optimized for high reproduction ratios (whatever that means!) The main thing is that you can get really sharp images at extremely close range, with really small subjects... a lot of macro favorites are extreme close ups of flowers and bugs!!!

    Thanks Genie! I'm looking forward to playing with it!!!

    Thanks << Louis >>!!!

    Thanks Petrea!!!

  16. Love the icicles! What a gorgeous present to enjoy.

  17. Awesome! I've got a 105mm lens too - and I LOVE it :)

  18. You will love your new lens. I see that you are already good with it which doesn't surprise me as photos always start with the eye. The lens just allows us to get what we see. Fine icicles.

  19. Super!!! I'm looking forward to using mine!!! Thanks Kerri!!!

    Thank you so much for the compliment TakenForGranted!!!