Afternoon Swim

Afternoon Swim

A full feathered duck taking an afternoon swim and splashing playfully in the water on a sunny day at a park in London.

This shot was taken back in the days with my first digital camera a Minolta DiMAGE Z1.  At the time I thought the camera was amazing but as the new technology progressed I’ve upgraded and often want to upgrade again.   Every time I look at one of these pictures I wish I had been carrying a better camera. And, things haven’t changed. I still envy the photographer lugging along their heavy lenses, tripods and professional cameras and think, “oh, you lucky duck”.  I’ve catalogs of cameras and lenses from all makers that were gathered at the CES show this year in Las Vegas.  Those are the only brochures and catalogs that I brought home.   I would like to upgrade but don’t want to get the wrong camera or lenses and then be wanting to upgrade again in another year.

My current camera is a Nikon D60 Gold Edition which is now probably going on six or so.  I’m still relatively happy with this amateur camera, but know that I’m missing some fine shots.   I’ve only three lenses for the camera, a standard Nikon DX 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6, a Tamron wide angle SP 1-24mm 1:3.5 – 4.5, and Nikon DX Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4.5-5.6.

I’m asking for feedback and suggestions, please.  I would appreciate you sharing your favorite camera(s), lenses, how you use the lenses and why you like them.  I would be greatly appreciate to hearing from my Photography Community.  I’ve followed you because of the great photography I have seen here in and am sure you will be a great help in taking my next step.  Thanks.

Click here to view this image and many of my other images in SmugMug at full size.  I’m currently working on uploading all the full size images that have been included in KCinAZ but it may take awhile.



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Categories: Birds, Photography


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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