minted.com-eye of the BEHOLDER

First, I want to thank all of you who have voted for my pictures.  I couldn’t have won without your support!

Minted.com is having a new challenge, called The Eye of the Beholder.

Here are the picture I have entered.  Here is a screen shot of my entries and I have circled there area where you need to hover over to vote.

I appreciate all of you for taking the time to login an vote for me.  Click on the picture and it will take you directly to the proper page

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This picture won from the last contest as an Editor’s Choice and will be sold on the Minted.com website.

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another new CAMERA

I have been taking pictures with a dslr for about 10 years, when my husband bought me a Canon 20d.  It literally ROCKED my world.  I moved up the Canon ladder to a 40d, moved to a full frame 5d and in December 2012, I got a 5d mark iii.  Canon’s latest and greatest consumer full frame Canon. I love this camera, but it is heavy!  Now, so many new cameras have being announced I felt it was time to check them out.

I had my eyes set on the full frame Sony a7 and the crop sensor Olympus OM d EM1.  Both are great camera’s.  I decided on the full frame Sony. I’m still getting used to the controls, they are a bit clunky, compared to the big dslr!

I took these pictures yesterday, it was so cold that when we woke up there was snow on the ground.  Look at the icicles on the bottom of the bird feeder (it’s about 20 feet away).

These pictures were taken in manual mode, shot raw and edited in Lightroom.  I used the Sony Zeiss 1.8 55mm lens.

What do you think???  I think they look pretty good, even straight out of the camera!