Lets start with interesting off – camera flash effects. This bottle of Midori is mostly full, you can see the level of liquid just below the label. The SB-600 was positioned just below it, and set to wireless TTL. The camera had my 50mm F/1.8 prime lens on, set at F/1.8 and aperture priority mode. 1/60sec ISO100 This is a cool shot!
Also, I learned a new way to mix Midori. In an 8oz tumbler, put 1 or 2 fingers of Midori, a few ice cubes, and fill the rest up with milk. It tasted just like the melon float I had in Tokyo a couple years ago! Delicious!!
Interestingly, Suntory is a Japanese company, and this melon flavor seems to be only available from Japan. After my reaction to the melon float, Manami and I had been looking for the melon flavored soda that was used to make it. It simply isn't available outside Japan, certainly not in Texas. This Midori Liqueur is the exact same flavor, with a slight kick.
Midori means “green” in Japanese
Here is Mocha playing with a beat up old kitty toy. The thing has been lost under the dresser for months, and chewed so much it looks like a dried up body of a real mouse. After recovering this from under the dresser, we threw it into the toybox and it was immediately taken out and I think it may already have been lost again. Aren't cats great?!?!?!
24-60mm F/2.8 Lens @60mm D80 on Aperture priority F/2.8 SB-600 on the shoe, with a white Omni-Bounce. 1/60sec ISO100
Finally, I was over at the Bueckers house with Rusty playing around with my camera and got this shot. D80, 50mm F/1.8 1/4000sec ISO100 Aperture priority no flash. I simply held the camera under the chandelier, half-pressed the shutter and shot when I heard the focus beep. I love the shallow depth of field that prime lenses can give!