02 June 2007

- Sunday, 27 May 2007
You all perhaps recall that I received an early birthday gift from hubby during March this year. To date I haven't had an opportunity to put it to the test. I have been walking around our garden with this massive lens, about half a metre when on full zoom. So you can imagine how difficult it is to keep this length of equipment still whilst snapping away. I still need to get a monopod (one legged 'tripod') for it.
There seems to be quite a bit of activity high up in our two Aloe trees. I managed to capture a Bull-Bull high up in one of the Aloe Trees enjoying the nectar of the Aloe tree's flowers as well as a dragon fly using the Aloe Tree's leaves to perch on. All these photos were taken with the Tamron Telephone Lens handheld. Must say my upper arm muscles are getting good workouts.
Another layout for my garden album saw the light. There were quite a few firsts on this layout.
Above and Below: I have used my first serious arrow on a layout and of course this was a Candice Greenway inspiration. I used this arrow to indicate where the journal tag is located and in which direction the tag needs be pulled from the pocket located behind the two photographs.
Below: I used my first Cream Giant 7 Gypsies Photo Turns, which complimented the cream flowers perfectly and naturally culminates into 'Perfection'.
Above: It was also the first time that I used the Making Memories button shaped brads. Just love them.
I used Making Memories' Foam Stamps for the title.
Watch this space for the launch of another competition. Another great prize will be up for grabs. I am sure the previous competition winner, Susanne van Niekerk was impressed with the hamper of scrapbooking goodies she received.
Upcoming Cathedral Peak 4-day Scrapbooking/Photography Breakaway!
- Signing off from a chilly Kloof here in Durban, South Africa


  1. An absolute stunner!!! I like the new embelishments.



  2. Another BEAUTIFUL layout and you just melted my heart this morning with the dragonfly pic - now you KNOW my absolute soft spot! Well done on lovely pics - claire

  3. Sheila2:07 PM

    You never cease to amaze me with such creativity. This is a beaut layout with plenty of new goodies to inspire us! Regards Sheila

  4. I absolutely adore that dragonfly picture... great capture !
    And your scrapbook page is simply amazing ... so detailed and so perfectly put together, your pages are always kind on the eyes...so warm and inviting...

  5. Desire,
    Met hierdie lang lens, sonder jou tripod kan jy die Kamera op Sport funksie sit en die voels dan afneem, ek doen dit en as die voels in vlug is dan kan jy hulle ook baie meer in fokus afneem...


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