Cheap, but effective: Your Consumer Kit Lens

Challenge #5 in the Unpretentious series. Hosted by emccrory.
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My Canon EF-S 18-55 IS kit lens is the epitome of "unpretentious"! It does not have a red stripe, it is small, it is (essentially) free, and it takes entirely acceptable (and sometimes beautiful) pictures.

Submit your best picture taken with a consumer-quality kit lens. I define "Kit Lens" as your manufacturer's lowest-price, consumer quality zoom lens that includes the "normal" focal length (50mm for full-frame; approx 30mm for APC-C, 25 mm for 4/3's, etc.). See below.

Just because your lens was bundled with your body does not mean it qualifies--I own a Canon 7D, and when I bought it, the standard "kit" included the far-better-than-consumer-quality EF-L 24-70 f2.8 (which I could not, and cannot, afford). (For example, no Canon "L" lens or Nikkor "D" lenses qualify.)

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A Dream for Guyana
Beached
Winter Dream
Coal Canyon
Vertical_tunnel
Bon bini na Aruba
A Dusty Goodby
By the lake
Petronas Twin Towers
Contemplation
IMGP7965
MIDWAY CARRIER
Brice Canyon
Butterfly
Venetian Night
_MG_7024
Basket
Sensuous Sandscape
Nassau Lake
Wagon Wheel Resized
LavalletteBeach
Flutterby
Stained glass
P1020831
beavertail light (1 of 1)
hummingbird moth
Water Drop
Lough Talt taken with my pentax k-r and kit 18-55mm lens
Living in a Tower of Cards
Nosey
City_Lights
Foggy Day
lac de moiry, suisse
Chaos In The Streets
Summer Beauty..
Kindness of a stranger
Sunset at a Windfarm
Pro Golf
From Paris
P1070676USM
20110611-DSC_6788
Fall scene
framing frames
Jesus
Fall leafs
Misty Hometown
Om toop of the world
P6221140
Sony DT 18-70mm (Kit lens for Sony A200)
IMG_0141
18-55mm kit
fish2
Theater
Double
Still
Niagara Falls
Better than GOLD
IMGP5505
The Taj
TOMATO
Cruising-at-20,000-feet
contra
Bumble Bee On A Passion Flower
sparkle
IMG_2259-2
_9281064
Workboat
Flower for My Kit
Trisection
Bat Colony on Ann Richards Congress Ave Bridge, Austin (TX)
using 18-55 Kit @ Katara Dhow Exhibition
Lights
USS Constellation
The Arcade Walk
Christmas Lights
P5310654
Every Year Battle
_MG_2076
Peafowl
DSC_1376_01
Flower
Night Light
The Knysna River
Nice and soft
barbed wire
temple at dawn
DSC04010
IMG_5329
Pike Place Market
Coconut palm in IR
DSC_0367
Lilly
Ibis
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