Lots of photo taken
On Thursday I came back to Norway after having been two weeks in Mindszent, Hungary. Two weeks with beautiful spring and temperatures as high as 26-27 degrees most of the time. It was also two weeks spent with family and friends.
Lots of photos were taken, and they are now all available on my Flickr account as two photo sets: Julia and Mindszent 2009. As you can see from this blog entry, I spent some time on getting to know my SLR camera and Lightroom.
Home in Oslo I yesterday visited Fotovideo, and had a look at Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G IF-ED AF-S VR lense. I want to be able to do shots from distance, especially of animals and flowers. I saw lots of animals in Mindszent this time, animals like deer, lots of rabbits and pheasants, some falcons or eagles, a few white storks and great white egrets. And I could hear a woodpecker from time to time. But with 18-55mm I could simply not get close enough.
The lense got tested, and “flower” was shot with the full use of the lense. It was about 7-8 meters away:
So the lense is something I will try to buy when I finished renewing my appartment. What I ended up buying yesterday was a tripod for my camera. I ended up with Benro A-157, and then went up to Akerselva and did photos of the wild river (snow is melting up in the mountains around Oslo):