Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Lenses

OK,it's time to share a few pictures that are the result of my newest toys.
Some of you may have already heard,but I got a set of camera lenses for my iPhone.
Steve has had some for a while and I thought they were pretty neat.Well,this is what he chose to give me for Christmas.I was thrilled when I opened the package.

This is a picture of the lenses.They are so small,as you can imagine.They attach to the iPhone with a magnet.A small magnetic ring is stuck on to the phone and the lenses go on that.Notice that the Macro is actually two lenses in one.It comes apart to make a macro and together they form a wide angle lens


I was too busy on Sunday,when we had our Christmas to do much,but today I finally had time to try out these lenses.


This is a tiny evergreen frond.It's pretty cool to get a shot like this.

 I stepped outside and got a couple of pictures of the frost around the heated bird bath.
I know that I will be using my phone camera a lot more now.


Here is one more frosty shot.I love all the detail in the frost.


I just had to add this picture,even though it has nothing to do with the new lenses.This female Pileated Woodpecker has been coming to the window feeder several times today.Sure hope she shows up tomorrow for the Christmas Bird Count. I did take this picture with the iPhone.I could get fairly close to the window this time.


33 comments:

Hilary said...

Now those are great new toys. I know you're going to have a lot of fun with them and we'll all be in for even more of a treat when visiting your beautiful blog. Love the woodpecker.. such a fine looking bird.

Mamabug said...

Wow, wonderful new toys for you! Looking forward to all the great photos you'll be taking with your iphone!

TexWisGirl said...

i've seen another blogger use macro lenses on her i-phone. just amazing! congrats!

Linda said...

Wow! The frost detail is amazing. The Pileated woodpecker is so beautiful, and your iPhone did a fantastic job on the photo.

Dorothy said...

These are great 'toys' for you to play with! I've been wondering about these. Interesting pictures!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Ruth, that is awesome! I can't wait to see the amazing shots you will capture with your new toys!

Cloudia said...

wow! can't wait to see what you do with them!


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Kerri said...

Oh how awesome Ruth!!! It's always fun to get new lenses!! LOVE seeing your Macro pics - and of course the Pileated steals the show :)
What a thoughtful son you have :)

Betsy Adams said...

Ah----love those lenses... Since we don't have an iPhone YET, I had never heard of them.... Mercy Me--you are really moving up in the world.

Love your Pileated... I had a similar one at my feeders today--but didn't get a picture. I did get a picture of some Bluebirds and a Downy.

Hugs,
Betsy

Happyone said...

Wow!! I didn't even know you get lens for iPhones.
Great pictures.

Marsha said...

Wow, those shots are amazing especially the frost ones. I didn't know about those fun lenses either.

I couldn't imagine having a big woodpecker like that at a window feeder, it must be fun to watch him.

Diane said...

New toys! You're going to have fun with those. Great catch of the pileated woodpecker. Good luck at the bird count and stay warm. Diane

Island Rambles Blog said...

Gosh, those new lenses for the phone are amazing...love the frost...oh and now I get to see the window feeder and the woodpecker...that is amazing, I want to get one!!! Up close and personal with your birds.Happy New Year Ruth.

Montanagirl said...

That was a great present! I had no idea they even made lenses for those iPhones...looks like you're having a lot of fun!!

Ginny said...

Amazing! Your frost pictures are fantastic!! Wish I had an iPhone! I do have an iPad, wonder if they would work on that, do you know where you can get them? When I saw your post on Facebook, I thought they were lenses for your glasses!

Sandra said...

i had no idea these lens existed, really a fantastic gift and now you will never be without a camera, every where you go... it amazes me the photos the phones take.

Mary said...

You're going to have a lot of fun with those new lenses! They seem to be really great for macro stuff. Love the Pileated! How wonderful that it comes so close!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

What a cool gift! I love the details on the frost. I think camera phones will make P&S cameras obsolete soon. They just keep improving them, so it makes sense. Happy New Year to you!

Robin said...

Ruth, great shots! Amazing what we can do with our phones these days!
The Pileated is a beauty!
The Macro lens works really well!

Debbie said...

iPhones are just amazing, I did not know they made lens for the phone! Pretty pictures, you rock Ruth!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow these shots are beautiful...I like the frost detail too

Rick said...

Now, try doing that with a rotary dial phone !!

;>)

What a thoughtful gift, Ruth. And you've already made some great shots with them !

Have a blessed New Year !

Karin said...

I'm just going to have to come down there again and let you show me how to take photos with my iPhone - still figuring things out and had blurry photos! Maybe my hands aren't that steady, lol! Otherwise am enjoying my new phone! These photos are fantastic!! So cool!

Pat said...

Camera and phone companies are getting cleverer and cleverer! What a great gift from your son, Ruth. You took some spectacular pix with your phone! Now you don't have to carry around a big heavy camera with a telephoto lens. It wounds like you Christmas was wonderful and white, too!

Madge Bloom said...

Love those lenses!

Jayne said...

Now that's just coolio! Never knew they made those for the iPhone cameras!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, What interesting photos! There is so much than can be done with the iPhone camera ... just amazing, isn't it? Nice shot of the woodpecker too. Thanks for sharing your photos! John

Neal said...

Ruth, I thought it was only men that wanted new toys. :) Seriously, those look like fun. I don't have an iPhone but think something like that would be neat...especially since they are so small and wouldn't be hard to carry around.

Becky said...

I'm envious now Ruth. These are amazing!!
Sure wish I had a Pileated! So unique.
Happy New Year!

S. Etole said...

Wanted to wish you a wonderful New Year. Have fun with your new lens!

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Cool new toys for your IPHONE - Steve did good! You have already taken some really good photos. Will have to add these lens to my shopping list!
Happy 2013.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! These lenses are so cool!

thebirdingbunch.com said...

I saw a comment of yours at the Stoke's blog, so came to look at yours. We are a Christian birding family and I am delighted whenever I find other Christians in the world of birding. There seem to be so few.

I have to ask, did the Pileated stay for your CBC? We are in the middle of Project Feeder Watch season and those rarities must know when it is a count day here. We have been having Common Redpolls the last few days, as well as FINALLY (after about 4 years of feeding the birds) have Black-capped Chickadees. Will they be here tomorrow among all the house sparrows?!

God bless you.