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Testing my birthday present

My DB treated me to a new close up lens for my camera - so I've been taking pictures of things really, really close ...

The cats aren't that impressed  (as you can probably see,) but the results have been pretty good so far.

Anu close upAnu close up

 
Snow on the hedgeSnow on the hedge

 
Lenny close upLenny close up

 
Rom close upRom close up

 
Ice crystalsIce crystals

 




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lil_shepherd
Dec. 4th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Kitties!
buffyangellvr23
Dec. 4th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Icon love :)
lil_shepherd
Dec. 4th, 2010 04:40 pm (UTC)
Mutuality. Great tiger.

I made the icon, which is my default.

It's one of my kitties, Grand Premier Inazuma Heslet Quillan aka Quill aka The Villain.
buffyangellvr23
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
what breed is he/she?

Mine isn't made by me, I think I found it browsing. Had it since the beginning.
lil_shepherd
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
buffyangellvr23
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh cool. They're so small...smallest breed, I think.

I have a tortie but she's not a purebred, although she has a lot of Persian in her.
lil_shepherd
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
We do try not to promote the 'smallest cat' thing (though, on average, they are the smallest pedigree breed) so the standard says "small to medium". Quillan is a tad tall. Or ex-stud, Flash, is also heavy and powerful. The girls, on the other hand, are usually small.

All cats are gorgeous.
mythichistorian
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
:-) There are three more I haven't managed to get stand still long enough for their close up yet ...

lil_shepherd
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. I know that feeling. A cat we used to have would snarl every time a camera was produced. A professional, who specialises in photographs of kittens-in-a-line (I swear he uses superglue) pretty much gave up on her...
buffyangellvr23
Dec. 4th, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Awww I want to hug the kitties!

The first two, but especially the very first one, have expressions like "Get that thing outta my face or I'll get you for it!" lol
mythichistorian
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
They're never quite sure what I'm up to with this strange contraption held to my face. On the other hand having the new lens means I have a chance of getting semi-sensible pictures of them, as their first reponse to facing a camera lens is to come up and sniff at it!
themis1
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
Nice to be able to get close-up shots! A good first attempt, I would say. I envisage a lot of future embroidery design materials .

Hope you had a good birthday - did you get to the K&S show or was it too snowy?

Are you likely to be headed this way in the near future? %That is, before Xmas!!
mythichistorian
Dec. 4th, 2010 05:50 pm (UTC)
It was a choice between the macro or a wide angle - and I decided there would be many more things I wanted to capture close up than there would be panoramically.

We did get to the show - it was the last time I was able to get the car out of the drive. It was a pretty good one too, although I managed to come back without having spent much. (The quiet whisper of 'you have some of that in the attic' in the back of my head helped!)

Doubt I will be travelling much more before Xmas - I have a couple of trips to London booked weather permitting (I had to cancel both Manchester and London last week.) but not a lot else. Although if I do have to end up in Warks for interviews I might need to drop by for a visit in order to reassert my sanity ...

Edited at 2010-12-04 05:51 pm (UTC)
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