Friday, June 8, 2012

Two Photos and a Camera Question

The clematis plants on the arbour are starting to bloom. I think positioning one on either side of it, along with a New Dawn rose, was one of my better decisions. (I'm more consistent in making the not-so-brilliant ones -in the garden, that is!)

There are some happy bees buzzing about, which I take as a good sign. (This flower name escapes me at the moment.)

Now for my question. I'm thinking I'd like to capture some better close-up shots (note the fuzziness in the second one) and am wondering about upgrading from my point-and-shoot camera. Poppi Linn was kind enough to leave her suggestion on Facebook. Does any else have any recommendations for a digital SLR camera?  I'd appreciate your ideas, here or on FB. (Comments not related to cameras are also welcome, of course. I love to read them!)

A Little Note: Yes indeed, My Little Home and Garden is now on Facebook. 
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Enjoy your day.


  1. I've just had a nice little catch-up on your posts. Your garden is full of colour - beautiful! I'm sorry that I don't have any camera advice, still being a user of the point-and-shoot. In fact, I just bought a new one. I'm just not organised enough or enough into detail to enjoy a big-girl camera.

  2. Your clematis is so pretty. Mine hasn't started to bloom yet.
    I don't have any answers to your camera question. I have the same questions. What was Poppi Linn's suggestion? Since I'm not on Facebook, I can't read it.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. I can't help with the camera as I will be hanging on to my point and shoot til she takes her final breath! Just can't fit it in my budget right now. Your garden is doing beautifully though. xo

  4. Hi Karen
    I carry a Canon point & shoot in my purse at all times, but for serious photography I have a Canon EOS 40D DSLR. Recently I bought a macro lens for the real close ups and I've not been disappointed. Many gals I know have a Canon Rebel - just as good; your budget will determine what you get. My camera is from Henry's and they will help you decide exactly what you should buy for your needs.
    I have clematis and a climbing rose together as well, a nice combination. This year I planted sweet peas with several of the clematis to see the effect.

  5. Hi, Karen! Lovely pics! About camera: I use my Canon EOS 20D (lens EFS 18-55mm) and take my pics with no flash at 3-4 PM, manual focus, natural light. If you like to read more about this you can find on my sidebar Pinterest link. There is a board Photography with some useful information, but my favorite 'Photography tips for blogger". And other sourse at my sidebar at Blogs I love is Carina`s Craftblog.
    Have a nice weekend

  6. I have a Canon Digital EOS Rebel. Love it! I suggest getting the zoom lens. I use it most of the time.

  7. Well, Karen, I don't have any tips for you because all I use is a Canon point and shoot. I would love to upgrade soon. I do know one thing, your photos are lovely. I was looking at the pictures in your previous post and they are wonderful! Thank you for stopping by and congratulating me on my magazine feature. I appreciate it and you! Enjoy your weekend.


  8. Well I too have a Kodak Point and shoot. I know what you are saying about the shots. I think you are looking for bokeh which can be gotten with a point and shoot but a lot of trouble. I don't know what to recommend but I read some great suggestions above. I have clematis also and sweet peas that you can never get rid of. I love your blog.

  9. Karen, I love your photography! I have a SLR Nikon 3100. I also purchased a zoom lens and a micro lens for taking closeups. I'm still learning...playing around with the settings and etc. but I really like this camera.

  10. Love the Clematis, they are so beautifully blue...and happy looking.

    Great suggestions, I am with Brenda's suggestion, and the zoom will give you great Bokah, or a 50mm lens there are some pretty reasonable ones.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  11. Hi Karen, your picures are beautiful. I think your second flower is a Wild Geranium. Johnson Blue or something like that. At least that's what it looks like. We have had a ton of those giant bumbles in our garden this year. I love seeing them. Just don't land on me! lol! I just use the camera hubby had bought for us. It's a Cannon. I really don't know alot I just do the best I can. Which really isn't too good. Ha, ha!

  12. I use a Nikon 3100 D. If you want to see the results of my photographs, see my blog:
    You need a UV filter for cutting down on the sun glare which bleaches things out, like the colors.

  13. I use a Cannon EOS Rebel XSi. It is the best camera I have ever had. While I have several lenses my favorite is a 28 to 135mm. In most cases I do not need to change lenses for normal daily shots.

    Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for the visit to my "Downtown Blues" post



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