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Snapshot: New Kitty + New lens + Sunshine = Magic!

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Hi there. How has your week been?

I couldn’t let these pictures be saved to my hard drive without being shared. Aren’t they lush?

After my Canon DSLR decided to freeze up on me in New York, I finally collected it from the shop today, repaired and ready to go! Yay! I have been itching to try out the new lens I received for my Birthday last weekend. Isn’t it soft.

I’ve never had a macro lens before (55mm-250mm), so after adjusting to the feel and weight of my camera and having to move further back that I usually do, the smooth, soft click of the shutter felt like home in no time.

What better subject to shoot, than a brand new kitty cat? Our British Shorthair Minty was obligingly on hand, bathing herself in the afternoon sun. I laid on the floor a little further away than I normally would, zoomed in and enjoyed the show. The beautiful natural light streaming in the windows helped too. It’s so nice to have my camera back.

Have you ever had to live without your camera for a while? Tough isn’t it? Phones are just no substitutes.

There will be more New York Snapshots and Gus & Ollie updates shortly.

Have a lovely weekend,

jx

6 thoughts on “Snapshot: New Kitty + New lens + Sunshine = Magic!

  1. EEE! What a cute kitty! And gorgeous photos. I don’t have a macro lens…yet 😛 It’s on my list of expensive things to treat myself to one day. Enjoy both the kitten and the lens! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Jacquie 🙂 She is an absolute delight and the perfect match for my new lens 😉 Oh – and a macro lens will change your life. I have been using DSLR’s now for 7 years (had 3 in that time) and never used more than the kit lens. But this changes everything!

  2. These photos are just gorgeous. I must admit, I don’t really understand what a macro lens is, but whatever it is, it’s taking some good photos for you 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Isabel – you make me laugh 🙂 A macro lens is really just a lens that zooms in further – so better for sporting events or when travelling to places you can’t get very close to. Helps make the images really crisp – just like you’re up close and personal to the subject. Then with continuous shooting or a fast shutter speed – you can capture quick movements in amazing detail – like with animals or children.

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