Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday Stills - The Letter B

B is for birthday! :-D. And a funny story Behind my Birthday Bounty. Saint Tim knew I was wanting a macro lens. Not sure what to get, he looked up Ed to ask some advice - one of the many reasons we call him Saint Tim :-).

He told me there was a funny story behind the gift and as I opened my package he explained looking up Sunday Stills, contacting Ed... I reached in the box, pulled out a Tokina lens and was dumbfounded.

Tokina? The story started to not jive.

"Really? A Tokina?"

Ed has on more than one occasion told me to only go with the Sigma.

Sigma, Sigma, Sigma.

Unbeknownst to Tim, that was the funny part of the story. Of course I had to pop off an email to Ed to ask and it all made sense, but still, first thing in the morning, the non-Sigma lens was a big, funny surprise.

Thanks Ed. This lens ROCKS!



We worked most of the day and I didn't get out to play with it until almost dusk. I really wanted to do the Sunday Stills challenge this week and I was determined to find something. I found lots.

I always try to put my favorite picture at the top, but can't pick a favorite here, so I picked my favorite flower. This is a geranium on top of our mailbox. Some Blooms.



A Bee.



Brown Eyed Susan.



Bugs. This is a huge yellow squash left out in our garden.



A ground view.



Sunflower Bud.



Borage Bloom. This plant was a gift from a thoughtful friend who told me all beekeepers should plant borage. Thanks Deb :-)



There's another tiny Bee in the center of this zinnia Bloom.

I had a Blast playing around with my camera last night - lots to learn. The day had been long and looking at the world in a new and different angle was sweet. A Happy Birthday.

For more Sunday Stills...

27 comments:

dibear said...

Great shots. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Ed told me about his being in contact with St.Tim. He is a sweetie. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday -- lovely pictures

Jean - MN

WildBlack said...

Happy Birthday to dear CrazyLady! ;) Awesome shots buddy! I can see that your determination has paid off. And your macro lens is rocking and I love the perspective of sunflower bud!! :D
Wanna see more of your macro shots!!

Alice said...

All this beauty from your garden bounty!!!
Happy Birthday, indeed!!!

Deb W said...

You're welcome, Birthday girl! Borage is said to 'self-seed readily,' so I hope you don't regret it next year if you have Borage all over! Aren't the blooms the prettiest shade of blue? (Also a B for today's challenge)

Michelle said...

Okay, I still don't get the story about the lens. I think I need the full-length version!

Lori Skoog said...

Happy Birthday Sara. Which day was it? Mine is on the 27th. We're in trouble now! Your are going to be showing us up with that macro lens!!!!
Nice shots. That Tim is something.

Ed said...

Glad ya liked it, I'm sold on it. Fantastic gerainum and bug shots, can't wait to see some macro fleece shots. Welcome to the wonderful world of macro..:-))

Brenda said...

Happy Birthdayyyy to youuuu! Oh, great shots. Now, I want a big lens! ok, so I need to know, how come not the Sigma lens then?

junelle said...

oh...unreal! That lens rocks! Well...it is the photographer that rocks ~ that lens is dreamy!

Happy birthday sweets!

Sheepmom said...

These are like the photos from National Geographic where they are taken by Real Photographers using Uber-Cameras. Really, really awesome! Have pity on the rest of us who are barely able to use our Brownies as you look down from Mount Tokina. :-)
And happy birthday!

thecrazysheeplady said...

The sigma Ed had previously recommended had been discontinued ;-).

Terry said...

Very nice! That Tim is a saint!
Happy Birthday.

Courtney said...

Very Happy Birthday! That lens is the best...great pictures!!

lisa said...

Lucky girl! Very good pictures!

Just Ramblin' said...

Absolutely stunning! and a Happy Birthday too. : )

chloephotography said...

aww happy birthday! these photos are lovely!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you got a wonderful gift. Love the pictures--pretty awesome when you can see bugs that close. ha...
Tammy

Janice said...

Happy B Day, Great shots.

Shirley said...

Happy Birthday- how nice to get a gift that will keep on giving... great shots for your Blog!

farmlady said...

What a great gift. You will be good for nothing else now... out there taking thousands of pictures... roaming the countryside... there she goes... whatever happen to the crazy sheep lady?...
Happy Birthday Sweetie.

2browndawgs said...

Happy Birthday! Your new lens is amazing. The photos are fabulous, (although the bugs are a bit creepy :)).

janna Edrington said...

Happy Birthday Sara!

Dreaming said...

Amazing shots - they are beautiful. Happy Birthday! What a wonderful hubby!

small farm girl said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Your pictures are just beautiful. Can't wait for more. Good job St. Tim!

sheepsclothing said...

what a great birthday present- way to go, Tim! the photos are lovely. I don't know which I like best either.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!!! These are truly a Beautiful set of photos.....the Best!

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