Two-year old using chopsticks

At a small dinner gathering today with some friends from Anthony's preschool, I was shocked to see little May, the younger sister of one of Anthony's classmates, deftly use chopsticks as if she'd been doing so all her life.

Nikon D200 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 — 1 / 80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 640 — map & image data Two-year-old using chopsticks -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 — 1/80 sec, f/1.4, ISO 640 — map & image data
Two-year-old using chopsticks

I was pleased as could be when Anthony could use chopsticks when he was three, but this little girl just turned two earlier this month. She just grabbed her daddy's chopsticks (adult-sized, no less) and went to town on a wiener without the slightest hint of difficulty. I grabbed my camera, asked her to show me, and I got the picture above.

The kids just turned two. Truly amazing.

Nikon D200 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 — 1 / 60 sec, f/1.4, ISO 640 — map & image data -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2007 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Sigma 30mm f/1.4 — 1/60 sec, f/1.4, ISO 640 — map & image data

I had my new Sigma 30mm f/1.4 that arrived the other day, after having been on order since my first copy had focus issues. I tested this one in the store, and while it's much better than the first one (or the 2nd one that came and went in the interim), it just doesn't seem sharp wide open. But to use it wide open is why I got it, and sharp or not, I don't think I could have gotten these low-light shots even with my f/2.8 Nikkor 17-55.

On the way home I got a few nice shots of the just-starting cherry blossoms, at night, in a quaint section of Gion. I'll post a few of those tomorrow....


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Hello, Jeffrey, you take excellent photos. I’m from Brazil, and I used your photo in my japanese food blog, giving you the credits. Congratulations for doing this nice work!

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