Santa brought a new lens for the Nikon D-80. It’s a portrait lens, very fast and bright. Note the lovely depth of field. However, it’s been forever since I’ve used a fixed lens, and I need a lot more practice at it. Here are my inaugural shots. I didn’t crop these but WordPress did, sorry. Barkis is my guinea dobe:

unretouched with the 85mm f/1.8D

unretouched with the 85mm f/1.8Dblurred background is also known as "bokeh"

 

handsome little dude

handsome little dude

okay, so now hes getting bored...everyones a critic...

okay, so now he's getting bored...everyone's a critic...