Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I got a new camera


After many thousands of pictures, the zoom feature on my old Canon 700IX  stopped working.  It had only a 3x digital zoom/10x optical zoom and this new one has 14x optical zoom which I find I need. I want to take pictures of things far away without getting my feet wet. For example...the pink water lilies are opening today and I can't get close enough.

This is a pretty good closeup, but what about getting even closer?

Like this for example.

Now that's what I wanted!!
And it does nice macro details too.

Before it was delivered today I was working in the garden and I turned and lifted something at the same time and pop! there went my back. So I am out of commission for anything but painful hobbling.
I will have to wait til I am bendable again to play more with this new purple beauty.

24 comments:

  1. Wow I want that camera now too!

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  2. What a beauty! Sorry about your back, but I'm glad you got these few shots in first.

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  3. Very cool photos of the water lily. It looks like a painting. I think I need that camera.
    I hope you get all better from your bum back ASAP so you can take more photos of your growing garden.

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  4. Sharon6:55 PM

    The pictures turned out great! I especially love the close up detail of the flowers. Hope your back feels better soon...there's nothing worse than a bad back.

    Sharon

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  5. What wonderful pictures!

    If you were to make the top picture into a quilt, a toile would be great as the reflection in the water.

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  6. Melody
    Those photos are phenomenal! I have a macro feature on my camera that I love, but it is getting old and I'm afraid I'm about to lose it. I can't quite make out the numbers on the Power Shot ???? old eyes, too, I guess. Will you give us the model number? You've always taken great photos, but these are fantastic!
    Jenny Williams

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  7. Congratulations with your new camera! The pictures are very sharp.
    Like you I am also waiting for warmer weather so I can start dyeing.
    It will be my second time so I am not nearly as good in dyeing like you are.
    Your dyeing tutorial comes in very handy, thank you for sharing!

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  8. Oooh, the back!! Take it easy, Melody. Just think, now with your fantastic new camera, you won't have to get up to take your blog shots. Just zoooom in!

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  9. So how far away were you when you took the close up of the water lily flower?

    Hope you feel better soon - what a bummer - that's no fun. :(

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  10. ouch! Sorry to hear about your back - at least your awesome new camera can let you zoom in on things and decide whether you need to get up and go there ;-) Fabulous pix! Take care!

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  11. Pammyfay1:11 AM

    Yummy! (On both the camera's color and the shots you got off). Hope you could at least bend the elbow to celebrate your acquisition!

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  12. Stunning pictures of marvellous flowers!

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  13. Nice camera. Great colour! I hope it does not suck its batteries empty too quickly (which my powershot did).

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  14. so beautiful!!!!

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  15. A good camera makes all the difference in photos doesn't it? I may need to get one of those for a carry around.

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  16. I just noticed your pinks bloomed!!!!!

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  17. What a sleek little beauty. Love these gorgeous pictures too. So sorry about your back! Hope it's all better before you know it.

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  18. Now that's what I'm talking about...WOW....I love those photos....I need a new camera...thanks for sharing what your new baby can do!!!
    Hope you get to moving around soon. The back is a tricky thing....I was slightly bent over and reached forward for something...like a piece of fabric and "pop" my back was out for 2 weeks.
    Take care and enjoy the hot tub!

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  19. Bummer, your back. Hope it gets better fast. Love todays pictures especially the waterlily, You amazed me; what you capture with a camera. It's your artist eye I know but once again you are making me want to play in dirt.

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  20. Melody--hope your back is feeling better soon. Lovely pics. I think you just sold about 10 of these cameras! We're all rushing out to pick one up! Feel better soon. BJ

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  21. It's amazing how far the average digital point and shoot camera has come in the last few years! When I got my first digital about 8 years ago, it was 5 mega-pixels with 4x optical zoom, which was quite high back then! Beautiful shots. :)

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  22. I did the same thing three weeks ago and am just beginning to walk like I am under 80. Still can't walk long distances though. Ice helps as does ibuprofen.

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  23. Love the color of that camera.... Very nice pictures

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