Friday, July 25, 2014

A Girl, A Camera & A Bird

Boy oh boy, am I glad its Friday!  How about you?  It's been another warm night in Northern California and I couldn't help but share these impromptu shots this playful little guy {or girl...} let me take tonight.  While hubs and the junior cooking crew barbecued, this beautiful hummingbird danced and chirped around our feeder.  It was like it was just begging to be photographed, so I ran in and grabbed my camera!  This is one of the places they like to rest outside on the perimeter of our yard.
I am not sure if you are into photography but I love it.  I am by no means a professional but this girl loves her Canon T3i.  It is a good starter camera, not too expensive but full of settings and it takes some beautiful pictures.  I used my 90-300mm lens for these shots, hence the blurriness, and took them from a handheld position.  I figured if I wasted time with the tripod, I was sure to miss my shots before this bird turned in for the night.  While it can be difficult to get a clear shot with a zoom lens like this, in this situation, I liked the way they came out and never would have been able to capture close-up shots of this super quick little creature without it.
I was actually quite impressed with a couple of the shots when I saw the wings come through as just a blur.  Truly a sign of the amazing nature of the hummingbird and a testament to the sports mode on my Canon!  Thanks to this particular picture, I actually am going to nickname this bird "Ruby" because of that jeweled spot on its neck. 
I am closing out with this purple hued shot that I love.  It felt nice to spend a quiet, simple evening at home and thanks to this little wonder bird, I got to enjoy one of my hobbies for a bit!  After a few minutes editing the pictures on Picasa 3, I am ready to share them with you to enjoy.  Do you like photography?  If so, what is it that you like to photograph.  What are your simple methods for getting your favorite shots?  I would love to hear about them.  Until next time... go. be. cReAtIvE!!  xo~Mollykid   

Friday, June 13, 2014

Happy Honey Moon!

First it was Friday the 13th and then tonight we celebrated a "honey moon" of sorts! We watched the full, yellow moon rise up in the sky and I pulled out my favorite Canon Digital SLR with tripod and 90-300mm lens to catch some shots. They didn't come out too bad for the moon being in outer space and all!
Did anything weird, awesome or memorable happen to you today? {hugs}~Mollykid

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello Friends,
It's a little funny… after staying up past midnight, tossing and turning in the night and then suddenly waking at 6am(!!), I was amazingly energetic!  So I snuck outside with my laptop to face the sunshine nice and early {since my darlings were all still sleeping} and logged in.  I can hardly believe its nearing the end of May and while I sit outside on the patio enjoying the birds singing and warm breeze, I wonder how time could fly so fast and why I haven't written here since January.  I am sure it’s time I stop and smell the roses and get back to doing what I love!     
I have missed you all, and I have missed writing, editing photos and sharing projects and ideas with you!  Even though I haven't posted about them, I still have been getting in a few projects now and then.  I have snapped some pictures along the way and will get back to my regular postings for you all to enjoy.  I have some painting/wood projects, sewing, photography and paper crafting to share so I hope you will stop by and check them out in the coming weeks. 
So what have you been up to the past few months??  I bet you came up with some awesome ideas, completed some projects and are enjoying them now.  I invite you to share your masterpieces, your work and your accomplishments here :)  Go ahead and tell us all about it with a comment below!  Til' next time...xo~{mollykid}  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year from Mollykid Studios!!

Happy New Year from Mollykid Studios!! After a busy year in 2013, I vow to get back in touch with my creative self and bring my readers more projects, ideas and products. Many best wishes for you all in 2014. Make this your year to focus on some favorite hobbies!  After all - YOU deserve it <3
                                                   ** See you in the New Year!!!**