Guess what showed up in my mailbox earlier this week:

This beauty….

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I was so excited.  I ripped the package open, changed out my camera lenses, then realized it was raining…shoot!  Why does it have to rain the day I get my new non-water-proofed lens in the mail.  Luckily there was a break in the storm.  A few precious minutes of daylight with no downpour.  I quickly ran out the backdoor and shot the only thing convienient…the deck:

Check out that shallow depth of field.  For those of you who don’t have any idea what I mean…see how just a few drops are in focus and everything else is blurry…that’s shallow depth of field.  My lens did that – not Photoshop.  She’s lovely isn’t she?  I think we’ll be happy together.