Saturday, November 13, 2010

Toad-ally Photogenic

I'm making some plans to upgrade my camera. We've had our current camera since Bub was a baby. It's still doing its job and is the perfect size for tossing in a purse or carrying around in one's pocket. However, I'd like to start taking higher-quality photographs. Thanks to a Facebook query, I've received helpful feedback on what kind of camera to choose and am looking forward to learning more about photography and capturing more moments.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share the best photos I've ever taken with my current camera.
I had planned to share these pics as part of a post with a general theme of "Can you believe my child loves bugs and critters and stuff? I can't believe it, but it really makes me kind of happy and proud that he has not inherited my disinterest/aversion to critters. Isn't it so cool to see what surprising interests each child develops and to be reminded that they are seldom parental mini-me's?"
Without further summary of a post I'll never write, here's Bub with the toads he caught in Grandma and Grandpa's yard this summer.
No toads were harmed in the taking of these photographs. The "habitats" (NTB, but Bub used that fancy word for the jars) were ventilated on top and the toads were returned to the yard each evening.
Any camera recommendations for me? Do the children in your life have interests and passions that surprise/delight you?

3 comments:

Heather said...

I used to have a bug aversion, but being Gabe's mom has slowly brought me around to admiring the wonder of a praying mantis or the magic of an earthworm.

Love the toad "habitats", and the expressions on Bub's face ;)

I would LOVE a new camera; I'm thinking a Nikon 3000 or a Canon Rebel. Keep me posted with your decision...it will help mine!

Lady Jennie said...

Yes! My husband did an enormous amount of research for years. That's what he does on his spare time. He's a little obsessed for someone who is not a professional.

So we got a Canon 550D. It's kind of expensive, in the $750-900 range and you also have to get the kit lens with it as it doesn't have one. But it has an idiot-proof function for someone like me. We also had a zoom already that we used for some of our Normandy pictures. And we had a better quality normal lens than the kit one, but it's already magnified so we can't take scenery shots.

I hope that helps! :-) Cute frog and cute kid.

LAP said...

Love Bub's expression in the photos. I have heard him use the word "habitat" on multiple occasions and it makes me chuckle every time.

 
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