I went out again today and took more pictures. The sky was still very overcast, but I went out in the afternoon, so there was more light. I took my tripod with me but didn't end up using it because I was walking around so much, and I could generally get sharp "enough" images after a few tries. The first thing I happened to photograph was this cute butterfly that kept walking around on the flower and didn't want to be photographed. Photo op!
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I have a Nikon D40 . It is a relatively old crop-sensor DSLR (announced in 2006!), and it isn't actually mine. It's my dad's camera. But I borrowed it and he hasn't needed it back yet, so it lives with me. It has a whopping 6.1 MP, can shoot up to 2.5 frames per second, and 3 auto-focus points. It cannot do video. However, it definitely works and takes pictures! I've wanted a macro lens for quite a long time. The only thing stopping me from getting one is the cost of macro lenses. They are, to put it lightly, incredibly expensive. And I wasn't sure I wanted to invest a lot of money for a nice lens if I wasn't sure I was going to stick with a Nikon body for the future, since I do want to upgrade to a newer camera soon. Two days ago, I found a listing on craigslist for a $95 macro lens, Nikon F-mount. Too enticing to pass up! I bought it from the seller today. Each of these dead flower buds was about an inch wide! Not super sharp, yay for un
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I've been considering a CSM (circular sock machine) for a while, but my budget has kept me from buying one. I really want the ability to crank out sock snakes and hand-finish the heels and toes. I discounted flat-bed machines because how would you knit in the round on a flat-bed machine? And then I stumbled on a post that said you can in fact knit in the round, or, knit tubular as machine knitters are more likely to say, on a flat-bed machine. The secret? A ribbing attachment! (Or a double bed machine, but those are fairly rare). So I started the hunt for a knitting machine and ribbing attachment. I found the perfect machine for me a few weeks ago. Here it is knitting a ribbed cowl :