Archive for July, 2011

It’s a New Bunny

Posted in personal on July 22, 2011 by Mike Procario

We got our first rabbits much to my surprise around Easter 2001. We still have one of the original two bunnies. He’s over ten years old now. We have another that is a couple of years younger, but still old for a rabbit. This week we adopted a young rabbit from the animal shelter.  At the shelter he was listed as Harry. I don’t know if the shelter gave him that name or the people who brought him in to the shelter, but we are keeping it. We were told he is a mix of angora and lionhead. He sure is furry.

Margaret is fussing over him. Is eating enough? Does he feel at home? He looks fine to me.

Harry Moves In

Rabbits that are not used to each other can fight, so he has his own fenced-in area, but he can see the other two. They are all quite curious and stare at each other a lot.


New Camera

Posted in Photo on July 19, 2011 by Mike Procario

I continue to take a lot of photos this summer, and I finally felt ready for a upgrade to my camera. I got a Nikon D7000 this week. It is a move up from my 6 year old Nikon D50. The D7000 looks like it should last at least as long as the D50. It is a very capable camera, but I am still learning how to use it. It has a much larger ISO range than D50. I accidentally left it on ISO 3200 and then went to shoot in bright sunlight. The shots still looked great.

I like to use aperture priority mode most of the time to control my depth of field. I put my 50 mm f/1.8 lens on and tried to take some shots. The aperture was always f/1.8. It turns out on the D7000 there is a separate control wheel for the aperture unlike the D50. That is a nice feature; now that I know I have it.

I think this is my best shot so far with the camera. I have shooting these flowers for a couple of weeks now, and I am still getting new shots that I like.

Pink Balloon Flowers with Bunny

Taking Photos of Bees

Posted in gardening, Photo on July 10, 2011 by Mike Procario

I have been unable to ride my bike this week, since I strained my back on Monday. Margaret has been asking me to take photos of her garden. This evening I went out and for another session. Tonight, there were plenty of bees buzzing around, so I took only photos of bees on flowers.