I have a new baby! It is very small and sleek. I could've gone smaller but at a price, so this small is small enough.
Here is its box:
And there it is in its box:
(I think the box has to be that big to take the CD and the manuals. It doesn't need to be anywhere near that big for the camera...)
And here is the new toy!
New toy is great! It is not a top end camera by any means but it takes much better pics than the old camera, and not just because it is lacking this:
(that is the lens of the old camera - no wonder I couldn't get pics without blurs in them)
I got it from Hardly Normal (they call themselves Harvey Norman) and they matched Kmart's price. Kmart was sold out after putting them on special - they only get three in, boo hiss. I got the camera and 512mb card for less than $200! Some people will say it is only 4 megapixels but I am using it for web pictures and a 1 megapixel camera will do for that...
Here is the last pic of the garden on the old camera:
(pale blue cornflowers and an Austin rose, English Garden)
and now some on the new camera. I am quite impressed by its super macro mode so you are getting a heap of pics in that mode :-)
Most of the flowers are shown a bit bigger than lifesize in the small shots on my screen, and somewhat larger than life in the click for better pic shots. I love the spider pic - the full size one is amazing but you only get the teensy and smallish ones - space and downloads, y'know. It is some sort of St Andrew's Cross spider and obviously female with a big fat belly full of eggs or spiderlings. So pretty! I hope we get lots more of them next year - they are much better than the leaf curling spiders.
Now if I can get some decent pics of my yarn, will people buy it? Only one way to find out!!
PS - know of any good ways to stop DH being a nong? I was talking to him and he suddenly decided to call someone and talk to them instead. I was happily editing pics for the blog and he suddenly decided that he has to get me to come outside to look at something - come and look at this! and bouncing about it - and it turns out there was nothing to look at but a vision for our back yard - nothing concrete (not yet anyway, lol). I thought there was something to see - a cat stuck in a tree but nope just DH recycling *my* ideas back at me.... He expects 100% of my attention and then delivers about 5% of his attention. He must feel starved for attention but ignoring me is not the best way to foster more attention...
PPS Hope you guys in the northern hemisphere like the flower pics. Just for you!