Sunday, April 25, 2010

A few favorites from the week

These are a little random. 
I'll work on a more cohesive post a little later.
But I thought I'd join Lotus' Weekly Winners meme this week,
because I think I got a few good shots!
Of all the pictures that I took while we were at the museum yesterday,
this is my favorite.
I don't know why, exactly. 
It just is.

The reflection in the window of the train on the way home from DC.

Lamp post at the metro station...
I think people were looking at me weird when I took this.  :)

That telephoto lens that I mentioned yesterday?
One of the reasons that I bought it was to get better shots of the birds in the backyard.
So I sat on my couch, camera and lens in hand, all afternoon and the next morning
waiting for a bird... any bird to show up.
But they didn't!

There's a park nearby with a bunch of bird feeders that are regularly visited by our feathered friends.
 So I went to them.

Caught ya!

He he!!
I think he might hurt me if he knows that I posted this,
but he never reads my blog, so I feel safe.
What a cheese ball!

And I just can't have a weekly winners post without this shot!!!
I'm still thrilled with it!
CRATERS!

22 comments:

Rachel said...

Craters is awesome!

I love the bird shots, so neat. Telephoto lenses are fantastic!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Love the craters shot. Well done.

Kat said...

You will have to share how you got the crater shot. AMAZING!!!

tara said...

craters??? that is so cool! i can totally see why you like the top shot, too.

Lyn said...

I can't even begin to express just how jealous I am of that moon shot - omg fantastic!!!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That is an awesome moon shot! And I love the bronze foot as well

Tara R. said...

Love the first and last shots. The detail in both is amazing.

alita said...

your telephoto lens kicks my telephoto lens ass. I loved the birdy pics (I waited the other day just like you, but I totally gave up.) As far as the moon pic. AWESOME!

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I hate lima beans, too. Oh and I've never tried moo-shoo pork. I should! Does it have MSG? I agree, mustard on a hot dog is a MUST. Have a fun Sunday!

SECRET AGENT MAMA said...

That last one is VERY impressive. What kind of lens? What f-stop? Tripod? I gotta know!

Earth_Mommy said...

I think the moon shot is definitely my favorite! Though you do seem to almost have a Tom Cruise via Top Gun clone there ;)

Yellow House said...

Your photos are so beautiful! The moon picture is just amazing. How'd you do it?? :)

Love all your pictures. As someone learning photography, I love the inspiration!

Colleen said...

Everyone... thanks so much for your comments. I'm thrilled with the moon shot! For those who asked, here's the info.
I used a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens set at f/7.1 with iso-400. Really, I just kept changing the settings until i found one that worked. (For the one really good picture I had 50 not so good ones.)

Fred said...

Great Moon shot Colleen. I think you should send it into APOD.

WackyMummy said...

Great moon shot, but I really like the birds, too. It's hard to catch them!

hip chick said...

Wow that moon shot is cool. They are all great though.

Brown Family Blog said...

oh my goodness, Colleen! These are awesome! I want your camera! AND your mad skills of course!

Miss Grace said...

Always love bird shots.

Gattina said...

Your birds are gorgeous (something for ct Arthur, lol) also love the "caught ya" looks so natural !

Jientje said...

Like I said yesterday, that moon shot is awesome. But I love the birds too!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Love the shots of the birds! I want a telephoto lens so bad. *sigh* Don't think I'll ever get it, though. Ah,well...maybe someday. Regardless, I love your shots this week!

photomommy said...

Love the moon shot! What lens did you use for that?

Shelle said...

that buddha is wonderful...great tones & textures are always wonderful...i think they tap into our senses somehow...the bird is great too...i'll be amazed if i can even get a good photo of a bird with my p&s...not that i won't stop trying.