Nikon-ography #5

Green 1

Green 1

How Green Was My Garden

Continuing to teach myself how to use the Nikon camera, I tried to capture the different hues of summer in my back garden.

Green 2

Green 2

So many shades of green: sometimes because that’s just how they grow, in different tones:

Green 3

Green 3

sometimes because some plants are just starting to bloom:

Green 4

Green 4

while others are preparing for autumn already.

Green 5

Green 5

You get all sorts here in theΒ Mediterranean climateΒ of Cape Town, withΒ long warm summers and mild wet winters.

 

post script: All these shots were taken on Auto, while I familiarised myself with the camera and focus.

 

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37 thoughts on “Nikon-ography #5

      1. Isabella

        You are more than welcomeπŸ’œ. Learning new things is very healthy for our brains. Just saw a great TED talk. So, you are having fun and doing something healthy at the same time!😊

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  1. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Great job! Thank you for all the green. .. a color I’m lacking in my view right now!

    Sidenote: Went to dr. yesterday. Going to retinal specialist today. My Dr thinks migraine auras w/o pain are too rare and wants retinas checked. 😒

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you πŸ™‚
      Well better to get it checked out, in case. I have two friends who got detached retinas repaired no problem and they still see better than I do!
      And you might just be rare, and have no pain migraines!! Good Luck – and let me know what happens. πŸ™‚

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      1. Midwestern Plant Girl

        So! Yeah! Both retinas (thin) but attached! πŸ˜…πŸ˜„πŸ˜
        Saw a retnia specialist, so I believe her. I showed her the video & she said, “I see those!” I almost dropped my phone. She said the w/o pain ones can be related to too much estrogen. .. ie a menopause symptom. No πŸ’©! That is wacky strange! So, I may just get an mri to see if my brain isn’t falling out my ears. .. but I think I’m safe in the eye department!
        Thanks so much for allowing me to bend your ear! You’re a great friend! πŸ’–

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      2. scifihammy Post author

        Phew! I’m very happy your eyes are OK πŸ™‚
        It’s always scary when things go wrong, but still best to get checked out as soon as possible, as a lot of things are fixable today.
        And no problem at all about lending an ear – any time! πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      It’s a Nikon D3100, with a standard lens. It’s not too complicated really, just quite a step up from my old point and click Canon, so I am experimenting. πŸ™‚

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        Absolutely! πŸ™‚
        Actually that is why my daughter bought me this particular camera – because it has a slow learning curve and you can pick it up and take photos from day one.
        I’d just like to get more out of it, and setting myself this weekly challenge makes me do so. πŸ™‚
        Thank you for your comments, as always πŸ™‚

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much for the encouragement. πŸ™‚
      I’m feeling more comfortable with it, and where all the knobs and buttons are and what they do!
      I know the camera is good – it’s just me I have to work on! πŸ˜€

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