Saturday, December 17, 2005

A new Macro lens!

I just ordered my own Christmas present! The "Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Canon AF". I have wanted this lens for quite sometime but was going to wait until spring to order it. But, then I thought "why not order it now and really run up the old credit cards" ... haha After all, it is Christmas time :O) I ordered the "Sigma Electronic Flash EF 500 DG Super for Canon AF" and a cable shutter release a couple of weeks ago. I haven't messed with the flash much yet but I'm sure it has to be much better than the "on-board" flash on the Rebel. I have read good reports about this Sigma flash in all the photography forums. I should receive the new Macro lens on Dec 21st. I just love it when that "brown" truck pulls up in front of my house!

Saturday, November 26, 2005

A little sparrow enjoying the sunflower seeds.

ShutterFreak Photo

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Thanksgiving Eve Sunset

Thanksgiving Eve Sunset
Originally uploaded by Digital Gurl.

What a wonderful gorgeous sunset display in the sky this evening! Totally awesome!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


I'm probably going to shoot myself tomorrow for doing it .......... BUT ......... I ordered the "BIGMA"!! Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO DG HSM for Canon AF. I even ordered it "2nd day air"! I think I have totally lost my mind now that I am so old! LOL I turned 57 last Saturday so this is my belated birthday present to myself. I can hardly wait to get that hot little baby in my hands.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005


A little Chickadee grabbing a seed. Not a great shot cause it was too dark and cloudy outside when I shot it ... plus it was shot thru the window!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Picnic at New Harmony State Park

It was a beautiful day for the annual "old ladies weenie roast". LOL Even the old dirty river looked pretty yesterday.

Jan and Veronica had a great time roasting weenies and acting like a couple of teenagers! I have never heard such "cackling". They have no idea of how many birds they scared away! (Trish, sorry that you couldn't go with us)

I attempted to shoot some birds but due to the excessive "cackling", I was unsuccessful! haaaaaa

The trees in the park were just gorgeous. I will post some shots of New Harmony later. That is one beautiful place during autumn. Veronica is lucky enough to be living there so she can see the beauty of this quaint little historical town every day!

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

A little color.......

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Not a lot of color around here yet!

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Photos from this week


ShutterFreak Photo

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Ain't It The Truth!!!!!

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Ruby-throated (male)

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A Hummer "wannabe"

A busy Bee (best viewed at larger size ... just click the photo)

ShutterFreak Photo

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Drinking Liquid Sugar!

Pretty Hummer

Hanging On

Hanging On
Originally uploaded by Digital Gurl.

This is one of my fave hummer shots. Even tho he is hanging on to the lousy feeder, it is still a great shot. I love the colors also.

Friday, August 26, 2005

This says it all......

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Wednesday Photos (so I am a few days late)

Great Blue Heron taken at Dolan's Lake

Eastern Kingbird

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

This little deer was peeking at us through the corn

ShutterFreak Photo

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Friday, August 12, 2005

A few from yesterday. Too hot around here to stay outside for very long!


ShutterFreak Photo

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Just a little "wabbit"

Monday, August 08, 2005

The Daily "Hummer"

Isn't he just the cutest little thing? Sitting there all "prim and proper".

Friday, August 05, 2005

House Finch

She looked so pretty sitting there all alone on the branch.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

The little spider was on the wall behind me so I turned around and shot him with the flash

He didn't care much for the light so he jumped around and looked up at me ......... YIKES! I'm just glad he didn't jump on me

ShutterFreak Photo

"Glorious" Corn

The morning glories are all wrapped around the corn. They look so pretty early in the mornings.

Have been trying to take photos of this for three weeks now but always think about it too late and the flowers have already closed!! They sure don't stay open very long.

Monday, August 01, 2005


I have so many hummers .... never had this many before!! They are just "buzzin" all over the place.

Shot with da "REBEL"

Saturday, July 30, 2005



ShutterFreak Photo

Oly C-750

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Nice Sunset

The killer heat wave is finally gone. I got up early and turned off the a/c. A nice cool breeze from the north felt wonderful. Of course it was cloudy and ugly most of the day but I can live with it ... sure beats the hell outta 120 heat index!!

Cute Hummer

Lots of little hummers around today. This male ruby spent the whole day chasing off every hummer that tried to get on his feeder!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

What?? Heat Index is now 120

I need to move away from this part of the country .... NOW!!! Dew point of 82 .. that is unreal!

3:15pm July 24, 2005
95 °F / 35 °C
Scattered Clouds
Heat Index: 120 °F / 49 °C
Humidity: 67%
Dew Point: 82 °F / 28 °C
Wind: 7 mph / 11 km/h from the SSW
Pressure: 30.02 in / 1016 hPa
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 7 out of 16
Clouds (AGL): Scattered Clouds 3100 ft / 944 m
Scattered Clouds 4100 ft / 1249 m

What kind of weather is this?

Heat Index 117 Or is this just a bad dream? Maybe a nightmare?

2:32pm July 24, 2005
93 °F / 34 °C
Scattered Clouds
Heat Index: 117 °F / 47 °C
Humidity: 71%
Dew Point: 82 °F / 28 °C
Wind: 6 mph / 9 km/h from the South
Pressure: 30.02 in / 1016 hPa
Visibility: 10.0 miles / 16.1 kilometers
UV: 9 out of 16
Clouds (AGL): Scattered Clouds 3100 ft / 944 m

One more little Hummie

I posted this shot on WU and naturally they cut it down so small you couldn't even see it. I did NOT post a photo as large as this one but a tad bigger than what they put up on the site. Sometimes I hate that place .... it may be my last post on WU.

Anyway, she sure is a pretty little thing, don't ya think?

Female Ruby

Isn't she a little cutie with her tongue sticking out!!! The hummers are truly my favorite little birds. I could sit and watch them all day.

Saturday, July 23, 2005


I lied ... I did stand out in the sweltering heat on Thursday. Lots of dragon photos! Not the smartest thing I have ever done. Killer heat......... I will never do it again.

You can see more of the dragonfly shots at my Pbase Galleries