Archive for April 14th, 2008

The Desert Blooms

April 14, 2008

Spring arrives early in the Mojave Desert when the desert blossoms from the winter storms of the Pacific, resulting in a ravishing spread of colorful wildflowers which undulate like a red tide across the dunes. It’s a short-lived period, however. By May, the temperatures in the desert are frequently above 100° Fahrenheit and the flowers, alas, are gone. “Spring at Amboy” by Vicki Tinnon, a recent entry in our Photobird Photo Contest for April, strikingly captures this ephemeral beauty.

Speaking of things that don’t last forever: There’s just over two weeks remaining in this month’s Photobird Photo Contest. All entries must be received no later than midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, April 30th. So if you’re thinking about entering, why not enter today?

The Photobird Photo Contest is free to enter and each month we choose one Photobird Award winner for the best overall entry of the month, while your votes will determine the winner of the People’s Choice Award, the most popular entry of the month.

Each of our winners will receive the following fabulous prizes:

Photobird account with 500MB storage
• 1GB SanDisk Ultra II memory card (winner chooses format)
Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson

Be sure to read more details about the Photobird Photo Contest here.

And be sure to vote for your favorite entries to help select the People’s Choice Award.

If you have any questions, please ask in the Photobird forums.

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New Low Price on Nikon D40 DSLR

April 14, 2008

At just 16 ounces, the Nikon D40 digital SLR is both lightweight and ergonomically compact but still packed with all of the great features people have come to expect from a name like Nikon. This camera is a great choice for anyone looking to move up to the world of DSLR photography. (See our blog post “Why Buy a Digital SLR Camera?”)

The Nikon D40 ships with an 18-55mm lens capable of shooting 2.5 frames per second. It features a 6.1-megapixel imaging sensor and a 2.5-inch color LCD monitor.

And it’s now available for a new low price of only $479.98 from Amazon.com. Check it out here.

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