Picture of the Week

Well, this past Saturday Rick, Sarah and I headed for the Arboretum near the UW.  There's not much blooming yet but it was a beautiful, sunny day so we had to go somewhere.  We ended the day down at Seward Park again and the big white Aflac duck is still there.  This time I used my 75-300mm lens so I got some better stuff.

I got a lens a while back with image stabilization (IS) and have been experimenting with it.  Seems it's messing up most of my stuff, I gotta be more selective as to when to use the IS feature.  It has a motor in it that somehow compensates for camera movement when you're shooting in low light or in a motion (i.e. a car, boat, etc) setting.  But when motion isn't an issue it seems to add motion, such as when you have your camera on a tripod.  It's so frustrating when you go out with other photographers on the same level as you and their pictures are all far better even though you have the "superior" lens.

Anyhow, somehow I did get a few good shots, here's one from the arboretum.  This is a witch hazel blossom called Hamamelis x intermedia 'Arnold Promise'.  I love the bright contrasting colors!



2 cats hacked up hairballs:

Anonymous February 22, 2010 at 2:57 PM  

So where's the duck?
Ma

Anonymous February 23, 2010 at 9:53 AM  

I like it!!!

Melinda

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After 2 unsuccessful marriages I spent 12 years as a divorcee, only to fall prey to another man's wiles. We had a fun 5 years together and then he decided he wanted more freedom so once again I'm single.

So I'm freshly divorced at 57 and have 5 great kids and now 7 grandkids. My kids are still a major part of my life but I'm busy helping my aging parents on Kauai.

I've lived in California, Hawaii and Oklahoma before finally settling here in Washington. I love Washington and come back to visit family, friends and take care of my garden often but will be temporarily a resident of Kauai.

I've moved 30 times in my life (no, my parents weren't in the service, at least not since I was about 2) and finally planted roots when I got my little house that I've owned since '91.

My family are Jehovah's Witnesses, I've been one since '72.