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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New toy

Well I took my new toy for a walk the other day, the new toy being a new camera. Now the proud owner of a Canon EOS 550D, I shall snap everything that comes across my path! Claude the retriever is traditionally the subject of my first 'shot' on a new camera, and for this one he obligingly sat still, no doubt expecting a reward for his efforts.
What better place to try out a new camera than at the zoo, where the inmates haven't much choice but to suffer my benign intrusion! I do try to present them in the best light, and was happy with about 5% of my 'haul'. I'm very happy with the image quality of my new toy, and once I've learned a little more about it's functions, I hope to do some interesting things with it. In the meantime, I'll keep posting a few shots here now and then.


  1. Hi Donna, just caught up with the latest entries on your blog, it is so interesting and varied. Am so looking forward to following your new entries, and hearing all about your holiday. See you Wednesday! Tania

  2. Thanks Tania! I look forward to Wednesday too!

  3. What beautiful photos Donna - of course I love the orang!! Was at the Zoo yesterday and saw most of the above animals/birds. You have done a great job with the camera. Looking forward to Wednesday too.