Saturday, December 8, 2007

Merry Christmas to Me!

I'm almost certain by now, that I've got you all convinced that I have a heart of gold, think only of others, and spend all my spare time doing anonymous good deeds. No? Good, because if there's one thing I am, it's honest. I can not resist buying myself something nice for Christmas every year. It does take the pressure off everyone else to get me something I'll really love, so I do it for them. Okay, I do it for me. Anyhoo...this year I gave myself a new camera, it's just like the one Anon uses to shoot all those pesky birds. Oh, I forgot to mention, I always give myself the gift early too, when I'm in the shopping, or parting with my loot mode. Plus this way, I can kind of surprise myself, and I DO LOVE surprises. Here are a few shots I took on the maiden voyage of my hot new technologically advanced, easy to use, incredibly self-indulgent camera.
If you saw my previous post, first snowthese were taken from the same spot, inside my kitchen door. These are some of the birds that come to my feeders that I did not catch the first time. Mr. Cardinal, the Ms. was here too, but they took off as soon as I started shooting.
A Blue Jay, who tries to get seed out of my little song bird feeder and a Red-bellied woodpecker.

11 comments:

Wieneke said...

Congratulations with your new toy, but uh..we see just one pic with a nice bird on it and furthermore a lot of red crosses :-)

Wieneke said...

Oh sorry, I opened your page again, waited a few seconds ... and WHOW !!!

RED MOJO said...

Wieneke, Thank you for your persistance. I love the reaction "WHOW!!!" It has so much more punch than WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

HAHAHHAHHHAAA!!!! FANTASTIC news! Merry Christmas Red Mojo!!!! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing your future photographs, and what a way to begin! Just had the whole family here admiring your birds :) I'm buying myself a good pair of walking boots for Christmas ... do the same thing you do every year ;)

Diesel said...

Neat birdies!

RED MOJO said...

Anon, Thank you, I like it a lot. I'm looking forward to seeing future pictures too. I'm glad to hear you are sensible too!

diesel, glad you like them!

Anonymous said...

By the way, your local birds will get to know your new camera and not so readily fly off when they see or hear it ;) I might be too sensible because buy my present when the after Christmas sales begin :) Also, walking boots are too sensible to be worn to EVERYTHING for a year HAHA.

tsduff said...

OMG - tell me about your new camera! I've been thinking that I need a new camera, but haven't found the right one yet. Your blue jay and cardinal picture is fabulous - and I WANT A NEW CAMERA LIKE YOUS :) Of course taking pictures has nothing to do with skill, does it? L0L Great shots all of them.

I also want to tell you how much I love your birdie smile at the top of your blog. LOVE it :)

RED MOJO said...

Anon, well the cardinals are always very skiddish. I guess because they're so bright, they're just always nervous.

tsduff, No, it has nothing at all to do with skill. I took these on the warm side of a dirty window. Pretty amazing. I bought the camera because it's the same one Bird Anonymous uses for all her fabu shots. It's a Cannon powershot S3IS. It's 8 Megapixel, 12X zoom. I love it!

Debra Kay said...

Awesome camera, nice shots-good choice and merry christmas!

RED MOJO said...

debra kay, thanks, you're sweet. Merry Christmas to you!