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February 21, 2015

First shots with the 85mm

Filed under: Uncategorized — Karma @ 7:35 pm
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I am thrilled with my new camera lens! I have absolutely no buyer’s remorse in the purchase of my Canon 85mm f1.8. Everything I read about this lens seems to be very true. Gorgeous sharp photos with lovely background bokeh. The descriptions said the lens is great for portraits and nature shots. Here are my first portrait “victims”:



And probably my favorite of this group because I love the way Cedric’s fur frames his face:

As for nature shots, I took these from my dining room window. Again I’m quite happy. The only editing I really did to these was to crop them tighter and up the contrast a little to bring out the detail on the birds against the snow.

Black-capped Chicadee


My favorite of this group, a female northern cardinal with snow falling – yes, more snow, grrrr…- I have to admit, however, I just love what this lens did with that snow:
female cardinal

I can’t wait to keep playing!!


  1. Wow!! I love all the pictures but…I can see the seed in the Chickadee’s mouth and the Cardinal in the snow is so beautiful that I would like it framed on my wall. The snow just makes the picture so…I don’t know..just beautiful!

    Comment by trish49 — February 21, 2015 @ 7:44 pm | Reply

    • A framed picture on your wall could be arranged! 🙂 Thank you.

      Comment by Karma — February 21, 2015 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  2. Beautiful!

    Comment by Carol — February 21, 2015 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  3. Wonderful pictures Karma! Congratulations on the lens! I think my favorite is Cedric… 🙂

    Comment by Mike — February 21, 2015 @ 9:03 pm | Reply

    • Thanks very much Mike. Cedric is a cutie – just like your Ollie 🙂

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2015 @ 8:19 am | Reply

  4. Wow! And Wow! again! These are gorgeous, Karma. It’s not just the lens, you know. It’s the photographer. 🙂 But I do like what that lens does.

    Comment by Robin — February 21, 2015 @ 10:08 pm | Reply

    • Thank you very much Robin. I just can’t wait until there is something other than a white background for my photos! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 22, 2015 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  5. Nice shots, Karma. I can feel your enthusiasm! You and the lens have a great love affair started. 😉

    Comment by Kathy — March 1, 2015 @ 4:20 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Kathy, and I certainly hope so!

      Comment by Karma — March 3, 2015 @ 8:57 pm | Reply

  6. How fun! Now you’re going to make me go look and see what the heck lens I have on the camera!

    Comment by Dawn — March 1, 2015 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

    • So far so fun! Now if I could just find something other than snow as a background! Hmmph!

      Comment by Karma — March 3, 2015 @ 8:58 pm | Reply

  7. Beautiful family you have there! Inside and out! 😉

    Comment by Eliza Waters — March 23, 2015 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Eliza – the fuzzy ones do help make a house a home. 🙂

      Comment by Karma — March 28, 2015 @ 8:26 am | Reply

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