Friday, May 28, 2010

Zoom In



It was such a clear day at the gardens and I wanted to test my zoom lens. I got lucky with this airplane. I never would have been able to catch these shots with my old camera, especially the last one. It was pretty cool.








19 comments:

rainfield61 said...

What a fantastic sky watch.

Blue, blue and blue, how fresh it is.

*MrsMartinez* said...

Whoa! Those are great shots Jo! May I ask what camera are you using?
xoxo

Diane AZ said...

Oh my, you did a super job catching that flying plane in the last one! I love the contrails and trees in the other ones too.

Self Sagacity said...

FABULOUS capture. I just love watching these planes? rockets? in the sky as a kid. from where we stand it's the only time they seemed slow. ;-)

RNSANE said...

Nice shots...I wish I were on board, heading anywhere. This being grounded is so hard for me. You know, it's been six months since I boarded an international flight, Jo, and I've only done that one short four day cruise since I got back from Europe in October. How my life has changed....when just seeing a jet's trail can excite me!

Emm said...

Oh wow! That last shot is fabulous!! It makes me quite certain that I need a new camera.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Rainfield, yes it was a gorgeous day that day :)

Mrs.M., thank you. It's the Olympus sp-600UZ I have a widget on my sidebar for it. It's a 12 megapixel with a 15X zoom lens.

Diane, thank, it was fun

Self, yeah and I always thought they were pretty slow as well until I tried getting them on camera, they can go pretty fast :)

Carmen, I know it's been tough but it can only get better.

Emm, :) thank you.

betchai said...

all of them are really pretty cool, Jo, love the shots, but of course, the last one, you really nailed the action of the jet in flight, love it.

Short Poems said...

What an amazing sky watch :)
Lovely blog!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

betchai, It was pretty cool to get that shot. Thanks, betchai.

Short Poems, Thank you so much for visiting and commenting.

Ann said...

Very cool. Isn't it fun experimenting with the camera just to see what you can get?

AVCr8teur said...

It's fun to play with a new camera! It has quite a zoom!

Autumn Belle said...

What splendid skyshots you have here. I do agree that the last picture is a great shot.

jakill said...

They are super shots, Jo. Just the opposite of the fantastic ones in your last and many other posts. You really do have a great camera there.

DoanLegacy said...

Beautiful sky pictures, and amazing capture of the jet lines!

Out on the prairie said...

Now you futher my interests at new equipment. Trying to decide if I need a new point and shoot with higher zoom such as 20-28 or get a huge lens for the dslr, or both.Alwys something better and newer to play with.

Secondary Roads said...

That's really good. And you have a steady hand.

DK Miller said...

Fantastic shots!

lina said...

That is so cool!