Monday, June 23, 2008

New Camera

Yellow Bird of Paradise, Poinciana gilliesii

I have a new camera, another Lumix; this time a DMZ-FZ18. No I'm not rich. Donna got a new camera, and gave me her old one, not even 6 months old. In turn, I gave Casey my old camera. Call it trickle down economics.

With this camera I can get very, very close to my subjects now and still focus. The bloom above is actually touching the lens, bending those very long Bird of Paradise stamens.

It is bliss poking my camera nose into the secret language of flowers.


Bev said...

Seen up close like this it looks like something different and reminds me of one of those couture hats they have at Ascot for some reason.

Great to see photos of plants up close like this with a good camera because they really are works of art.

Neda said...

A new camera, the same incredible sensibility. You are such an amazing and gifted artist, ya Debi.

Lots of love from Beirut!

Frances said...

Wow - fan-bluddy-tastic as they say over here. That is mind-blowing. Lucky all of you with your cameras. Of course you are rich, in many ways.
Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures with us.

D.C. Confidential said...

Cooley dooley!

John said...

I have seen a lot of photography - granted less so in the last decade cuz of kids and sesame street - and your work is so solid and adventuresome.

I hardly knew you when you went on sabbatical. But you have real real real talent.

The image in the post above - a weed at a strip mall - is my favorite ever here.

It is modern and old, doublemint.

So glad you are posting and also commenting.

Eye aye, Ms Cates.

Take off verifation and I will always love you.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Debi,

You are such a gifted artist!! This work is wonderful!! Congrats on the new camera!!

~ Diane Clancy

The Artful Eye said...

I wish I could get this close.
Beautiful organic flowing image.
Absolutely breathtaking.