Friday, July 26, 2013

Birthday Gifts


My garden has given me
The prettiest birthday candle ever -
A geranium bud



A few months ago, my husband ordered my birthday gift online.
It was a Canon Macro Lens EF 100mm 1:2.8
It was supposed to remain in its package until today...



Yeah, right.
I've been using it, well, learning how to use it ever since I received it :)

It has opened my eyes to a whole new world of beauty
So, this year I'm celebrating:
A love of learning
Seeing things anew
And being eternally fascinated with nature

My heart lives in the garden :)


29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Rosemary! Judging by the many macro pictures we've seen here in the last months, you're a true master at macro photography already!
    Marian

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  2. Happy, happy birthday Rosemary - may you continue to have lots more fun with your macro lens, and we can all share your results too. I don't think that I have ever seen a geranium bud looking more perfect.

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  3. Happy birthday Rosemary! May this be your happiest year ever. What a perfect gift for both you and all of us lucky enough to see your gorgeous photography!

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  4. Happy birthday, Rosemary.
    You have been given a wonderful gift, it is a super lens, I got it too.
    The photos are beautiful, well done!

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  5. Perfect birthday gift! You are talented photographer and I think you'll use this camera every day.
    Happy Birthday, Rosemary!

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  6. You can certainly tell you heart lives in the garden from the beautiful photos you take, filled with love. Happy birthday. xx

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  7. HAPPY Birthday! Your photos...then AND now...leave me in total awe, Rosemary. You share such beauty with your words and photos. Thank you. Now go party like it's your birthday! :)

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  8. I am soooo jealous of your macro lens! Your photos are just gorgeous, keep on posting, I enjoy every one of them :-)
    Happy birthday!

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  9. LOL!!! Sounds like someone else I know:) A macro lens should never be left in a box when you can use it right away:) It's incredible the detail and color you can get from these types of lens. Happy birthday!!! Hope you had a nice day.

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  10. Hi Rosemary,
    It is thick to see that you enjoy with all your heart from your garden,
    Each photo is made with love so this too!
    grt,
    Annie
    http://anniezon.blogspot.nl/

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  11. What a nice gift! I like the dreamy look of the geranium bud.

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  12. Happy birthday and macro change your life.
    Lot of pleasure. Regards Anne-Marie

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  13. (¯`v´¯)
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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ .·´ ¸ HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope your day was a lot of fun, full of all your favorite things--Including that perfect gift, I'll look forward to seeing where the new lens takes and shows you!

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  14. Hi !
    Happy birthday, I have the same lense and can only say - you will love it !
    Congratulations from Norway !

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  15. Congratulations on your birthday emt Rosemary and also with getting your new macro lens. If I pictures you see here we go much more beautiful plates you get to see :-)

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  16. Dats a really good b'day gift... I agrree, this littel bud is the best ..
    Maybe we can follow each other..!!
    keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  17. Nice husband! I know because I got Judy a camera for her birthday a couple of years ago.

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  18. Your husband bought you a perfect birthday present! Happy birthday, Rosemary!

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  19. Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin. Przepraszam, że się troszkę spóźniłam z życzeniami. Geranium jest cudowne. Pozdrawiam.
    Happy birthday. I'm sorry that I missed a little greeting. Geranium is wonderful. Yours.

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  20. Excelentes macros de bela flor....
    Parabéns pelo seu aniversário....
    Cumprimentos

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  21. Beautiful thoughts, beautiful images and blog very sensitive. I've done a follower... from the Mediterranean Sea...

    Jordi

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  22. Hey Rosemary,
    Congratulations with your birthday!!
    So nice that you've get a wonderful present of your husband. You've photographed this beautiful flower very well. I hope you will make much of these amazing shots with your new macro lens. Have fun with it!!

    Big kiss,
    Marco

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  23. What a great birthday gift!!! I have thought long and hard about buying this same lens (but haven't - yet). I love your "birthday candles", you have the most amazing way of interpreting what you see, love it. Happy belated birthday too Rosemary!

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