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V.  by weathervane
Flower at San Francisco conservatory. Taken with Pentax K-50.
Rio by weathervane
A view at the wildlife refuge I work at. :)
Eye by weathervane
Artifact at Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco.
Anubis by weathervane
Artifact at Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco.
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So, I just bought this.

814pTDNk47L. SL1500  by weathervane

I've been wanting a DSLR for a looooong time, at least a year - ever since I got to borrow a Canon EOS 40D for a semester and shot a wedding with it (what a heavenly experience that camera was). But, cams are expensive and I used that as an excuse to keep putting it off.

My Fuji is great, but it's not an SLR. (Though honestly you'd never be able to tell by either its outward appearance or its image quality). I'm starting to outgrow it, skill-wise, and have actually been avoiding using it *because* I'm disappointed that it's not an SLR. I also bought it in 2007 and it's starting to show its age. 

And though I was planning to get a Canon based on my wonderful experience with the 40D, I favor underdog brands in just about everything I buy, (though Pentax itself has a great reputation) and this one not only had rave reviews, but it came with a screaming deal of two lenses included for less than I'd expect to spend on any DSLR to begin with. The time just finally felt right.

It should arrive over the weekend!


Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I have been doing photography since 2006. It is a passion of personal fulfillment and not a career, but I am endeavouring to develop my passion into a professional skill that I can use in my non-profit career.

My primary specialization is macro, but I also have experience shooting landscapes, activist events and weddings. I am only beginning to dabble in abstract photography.

I have never had any formal training or education, and I intend to continue being only self-taught. Technique is something that can be learned from experience, and expression is too individual and free to be constrained by traditional art education.

I also quite frequently write poetry these days. I sometimes dabble in abstract drawings, though not often anymore.

When not snapping pictures, I'm a Non-Profit Leadership and Management student at Arizona State University, and a volunteer at more non-profits than I can count on one hand.

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cloe-patra Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot for the fave :huggle:
HeidiK1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Hello, thank you for the :+fav: and sorry for the late answer.   :)   
alisonterry Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :)
TigerLilyAroha Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Student Photographer
thanks for the faves! Heart 
DasGhul Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015   General Artist





Ghoulish Thanks! :salute:

LadislavZajic Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav :rose:
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leoatelier Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for faving one of my captures!
I appreciate it :)
Kinokarutta-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thx for the fave :3
kouKatsumi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Hello and welcome to :iconcaninephotography:

Thanks for joining our group! :dummy:
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