I have a new camera.
[Update: You can now download the original, uncropped, high resolution version of this photo. Feel free to make a donation if you like. Here’s the license.]
Posted at 8:10 PM
Did you take that photo?
Posted by Reed on July 11, 2004 8:15 PM
Very much so, yes. =-)
Posted by Walt Dickinson on July 11, 2004 8:19 PM
Amazing photograph, Walt! Keep it up!
Posted by Rob Christensen on July 12, 2004 8:11 AM
Oh, you bastard! If only the D70 would come down a few hundred dollars in price, then I could justify spending so much on a “hobby.”
Great picture, looking forward to seeing more!
Posted by Garrett on July 12, 2004 8:39 AM
nice! i need a new camera
Posted by rachelle on July 12, 2004 10:30 AM
Great photo Walt. I’m impressed that your camera could capture something as fleeting as a hummingbird’s flight path. I’ve missed more than a few of Abby’s smiles due to my digital camera’s high latency.
Posted by Mark Shewmaker on July 12, 2004 7:23 PM
Wow Walt! You have a new camera and you know how to use it! That is an exquisite photo!
Posted by Mom on July 12, 2004 8:53 PM
Hey that’s nice man :)
Looking forward to seeing some pictures roll in :)
Posted by Brian Poulsen on July 13, 2004 7:42 AM
It’s my new screen background.
Posted by Reed on July 13, 2004 11:31 AM
Posted by Sean Peisert on July 13, 2004 11:06 PM
That is an incredible shot, Walt…way to go!
Posted by Jessyca Wallace on July 14, 2004 2:10 PM
Garrett: It took a complex, multi-layered matrix of rationalizations to convince myself to get it. I may be eating canned dog food for the rest of the year to make up the difference. =-)
Rachelle: What’s with all the monochromes lately?
Mark: Latency never bothered me too much (it helped to put the S30 into manual mode as much as possible to get it to shoot quickly) but holy crap is the D70 fast.
Mom: Thanks! (I haven’t nearly got it all figured out yet but that’s part of the fun I guess.)
Brian: Thanks Brian. Your photoblog is a continual inspiration.
Dad: Thanks! I’m going to send you a higher resolution version for your screen background. =-)
Posted by Walt on July 14, 2004 10:28 PM
Okay, here’s the skinny on canned dog food: Not. So. Bad. About the worst thing about it is it’s sodium, which can leave you a bit bloated under the eyes. Other than that, it’s oddly satisfying, and usually plenty juicy what with all that glazy, sauce-stuff that’s in there. Have milk on hand. Oh, and serve it in a bowl, don’t cut your hand on the can!
Posted by Nick on July 15, 2004 12:15 PM
Oops, I didn’t mean to be anonymous
Posted by Sean Peisert on July 16, 2004 6:49 PM
Nick: Thank you for that first-hand account Nick. =-)
Posted by Walt on July 16, 2004 8:44 PM