The Celebration of an Orbital Rotation for a Person

It is Birthday time here in DoinkLand. This means all, some or none of the following applies:

  • I am older by one year
  • I am wiser
  • I am slightly fatter

You can pick and choose.

MBW has followed what seems to be becoming tradition of confusing me in the run up to the day upon which I feel like I am going to achieve one of the above list.  The tradition seems to go something like this:

  • Have a rough idea of what to get me
  • Think of other things I like
  • Confuse me whilst having a plan of what to get
  • Put me totally off the scent and…
  • Surprise me.

Camera and LensThis year was no different – last year I was very lucky to recieve a Nikon D5000 with an 18-55mm lens.  Its very good – I especially love the rotating screen on the reverse which means I can hold the camera down low to take a photo or video at angles you can’t always do from a seated position.  Maybe I should review that later… back to my new awesome lens.

The Nikkor 70-300mm with VR is decent – it has VR (Vibration Reduction), a hood and automatic focus with a silent motor to enable quick smooth focus… what ever that is – I like it anyway.  It is flipping brilliant.  It gives opportunity for photos from a distance that I couldn’t normally get because people become aware of me stalking skulking up behind them taking photos.

Like this.  (I love my new lens, in case you can’t tell).

My girls walkingSo – tomorrow is my birthday.  MBW succeeded in another years amazing birthday present.  I’m going to have to work really hard on her birthday in November…

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