Friday, February 20, 2009
The girls are serious about their fruit. They've never met a fruit they didn't like, and would eat it all day long, to the exclusion of any other food, if we'd let them. We don't. But we're not above using it as an enticing bribe, such as "if you eat that horrible dry, boring chicken your mama attempted to cook you get to have some FRUIT!" Whooee, works every time. This afternoon Ro and Ree were sitting on the arms of the kitchen chairs (am I the only one who can't stand that?!), just chatting away and tearing into some Fuji apples in the fruit bowl. By the way, they like to eat a few bites out of an apple, set it aside, then reach for a new one, and so on and so on until the table is littered with partially nibbled apples. I'm not really fond of that technique, much to their chagrin, and force the poor little darlings to eat one apple at a time. Yeah I'm picky like that. Anyhow, they were sitting at the table munching away, and I took the opportunity to try out the new macro lens on them. I didn't take the time to wipe off (or photoshop off) the days' accumulation of facial dirt, apple bits, and whatnot, but I think that just adds to their charm, right? The first 5 pics are of Ree (who was pretty funny posing between bites), the last 4 are of Ro. Now I kinda have a craving for apple, so I might have to tiptoe downstairs and grab one while everyone else is sleeping. Hope I don't get a pre-nibbled one. PS: If anyone's curious, these pics were taken with Nikon D300, AF-S micro 105mm 2.8 lens, aperture priority, f/5, 1/50s, center-weighted metering.