Summer’s Last Fling

September 21, 2014 | Filed Under Flowers, Lensbaby, Macro, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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As Fall begins and the days and nights become cooler, I’m already beginning to miss the abundance of flowers in my garden.  I am taking advantage of every last opportunity to photograph the blooms that remain before they go to sleep for the winter.

 



Textures are Fun

August 23, 2014 | Filed Under Black and White, Flowers, Lensbaby, Macro, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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Just playing with my Lensbaby and some textures on this rainy Saturday afternoon.  This image began with a Lensbaby macro shot of a white coneflower converted to black and white with Nik software.  Then a purple texture was added and finally a design texture on top.



Late Bloomer

August 22, 2014 | Filed Under Abstract / Graphic, Flowers, Lensbaby, Macro, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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Just when you think that summer is coming to an end, a bright pink flower appears in the garden for the first bloom of the season!  I don’t know the name of these, but they look like miniature lilies and bloom in mid-August.  They are definitely worth waiting all season to see.  This is a very abstract version photographed with the Lensbaby 3G.

 



A Riot of Color

August 7, 2014 | Filed Under Abstract / Graphic, Flowers, Lensbaby, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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I love this perennial grass that I planted in my garden last month.  It has beautiful purple and white feathery plumes.  I photographed it this evening with the Lensbaby 3G and a soft focus filter.  LOVE this effect and the rainbow of color as a result of some day lilies in the background.

 



Soft, Soft, Soft

August 5, 2014 | Filed Under Flowers, Lensbaby, Macro, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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My very favorite lens for macro flower photography is the Lensbaby.  I still love the 3G model with the macro attachments and soft focus filter for nature photos.  What this lens can do to soften the background is amazing!  Thank you Jim and Michelle for letting me “borrow” your coneflowers!



So YOU’RE the one?!

July 30, 2014 | Filed Under Animals, Nature, Wildlife | Leave a Comment 

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NOW I know who has been nibbling on the plants in my garden!  This little fawn and his or her brother….along with mom, of course!  All 3 were in my yard having brunch on Sunday!  How could I ever get upset with a critter this adorable?  I’m off to buy more plants……!  :-)

 



Day Lily

July 29, 2014 | Filed Under Flowers, Lensbaby, Macro, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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Why is there a part of me that still believes I can go out in the yard to photograph and not be eaten alive by bugs?  You would think I’d have learned by now that it’s not humanly possible!

 



Wash Day

July 28, 2014 | Filed Under Black and White, Landscape, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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My parents did not have a clothes dryer.  All of the laundry was hung outside on the wash line to dry.  During winter and wet weather, we used wash lines in the basement.  I will always remember shaking the laundry in the summer before bringing it in the house to make sure there were no critters coming along for the ride.  Seeing this makeshift clothes line reminded me of the good old days when every yard had a wash line and the clothes came off the line hardly wrinkled and smelling fresh!



My Neighbor’s Garden

July 26, 2014 | Filed Under Flowers, Lensbaby, Macro, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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I’ve tried to grow coneflowers on several occasions without success.  My next door neighbors, however, have lovely blooms alongside their driveway.  Hope they don’t mind that I visited to photograph them!

 



Until Morning…

July 10, 2014 | Filed Under Flowers, Nature | Leave a Comment 

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….when it’s time to say hello to the world again!

 



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