Saturday, December 19, 2009

New camera for my birthday and we're snowed in!

My wonderful husband, Jim gave me a Canon Power Shot SD780 IS for my birthday!

 It's very different and much smaller than the Fuji I had been using...

I never read the user's guide for my 5 yr old(?) Fuji, and only recently found that it had a Macro button.
I'm not a very good picture taker (and not a very good writer either), however, I am determined to do my very best in learning how to use my new camera.
First up, was finding the Macro button~
Wing detail, Morpho Butterfly. Click to make large and to see the pretty scales!!!
I have the day off today because we're snowed in! As of an hour ago we're up to 10 1/2 inches of it...
I measured~

We could get up to 20 inches by Sunday morning.
View from my back door~

I'm going to spend my day trimming my hair, reading the user's guide to my Canon and working on a birthday mani using this~


EvilAngel said...

Yay! Hubby get's bonus points for a killer birthday gift!
Can't wait to see the new mani!
Happy Birthday!

nihrida said...

WOW! What a great birthday present! And that photo of a butterfly is just awesome!
Isn't it nice to be snowed in for your special day? We have a lot of snow here too. And it's still snowing. =)
I hope you have a great day, full of joy, warmth and love. Love you! :*

kelsealaurel said...

Happy birthday Lisa!! What an awesome present =)

painted Lady fingers said...

Happy Birthday, sweetie! We are sharing the forecast today. 

I love my Canon Power Shot! I take most of my pictures on the auto function. It makes a clicking sound as I focus and then the little macro flower pops up. When I see the flower in the corner of the screen, I take the picture.

Blue Morpho butterflies are breathtaking! There are so many of them zooming around the exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences. I wish they were native to our area so we could see them out in the wild. 

Trincess said...

Nicole said...

Oh, nice! Hubby and I both have Canon Power Shots and we love them, it's a great and easy to use camera :)  You're already well on your way with these pics!
Happy Birthday!

Arie said...

Happy birthday! :),I like the snow pic.

makeupgirl21 said...

So sorry I missed your birthday.  Hope you had a wonderful day.  Nice gift! Don't you just love all this snow.  We haven't had snow like this in years.  The worse part is the shoveling out.  Love ya.

Anonymous said...

congrats on the new camera!!!