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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nice on a Cold Winter's Day....

Before we left for Hillwood, I tried out my new camera around here....these are the very first pictures I took with it (taken on 05-11-08 with a 30 mm lens)...


Clematis Niobe


Sweet Shrub...Carolina Allspice...

And, below...some of the English roses I grow in my backyard....








Not too bad for first pictures....okay, one day of pictures organized...hundreds more to go....

4 comments:

joey said...

Wonderful warming colors on this frigid winter day!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Where did you take these? I'm sorry I haven't kept up with your blog but I'm sure they couldn't be here! I live not far from you in Lake Ridge. Have we talked before on blotanical? I can't even remember. And if not, I have NO idea how I missed another Virginia gardener, especially one so close to me!!! Beautiful photos, by the way. What kind of camera are you using? Mine is a Nikon D40X...there are far better ones out there, but my hubby got me that for my birthday last year and I'm just playing with it. I haven't even read the owners manual yet!

lynn'sgarden said...

OH! The roses are to die for..I love every one of them and can almost smell them thru the screen! Would love the name of the double pink one...

Gotta Garden said...

Thanks, Joey!

Hello Jan...these were taken last year in my backyard. I love English roses and if I accept that I can enjoy them in spring and fall (with all kinds of things...bugs and diseases...happening in between), it all works out.

I pretty much do my own thing, so you wouldn't have found me on any of the sites...except a few daylily forums..hehe.

I hear you about the manual...I keep meaning to look...there must surely be good information in there! My newer camera is a Canon Rebel XTi. I have three lenses to play with for it...but, I am just learning...Prior to last May, I used a Canon A620 which is a great little gem. I still keep it as a backup because of its small size.

Funny, my husband insisted I get a new camera...I guess they just want us to have good cameras!

Your camera sounds very similar (what do I know) and I'm sure is outstanding. I attended a lecture on cameras a year or so ago and he basically said get either a Nikon or a Canon...

Hmmm, Lynn...you probably mean Eglantyne...but in case that's not it, the other two you might be thinking of are Evelyn and Heritage. Thank you, Lynn...I adore them, too...would you believe some of these traveled with me when I moved from Washington State?? I also like some of the old garden roses.

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