Monday, July 30, 2007

the sunset last night......taken while I was driving!

I KNOW that is a BAD idea.......but here is what I was able to capture!

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The moon last night.....

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Friday, July 27, 2007

self....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

singing sunflowers.....

I passed the sunflower fields Monday....and had to pull off the road to take a few shots. They appear to have had the seeds harvested or the birds have had a feast! What is left reminded me of little mouths all open and singing. If you start to the left of the photograph and move your eyes to the right and back and forth around....the little "O-shaped" centers of the sunflowers do resemble mouths and they look like they are moving! The colors are vibrant too!



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Monday, July 23, 2007

a beautiful pink flower.......it looks like it has been painted!

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a gorgeous swallowtail butterfly....

I stopped by my parents' house today and saw a beautiful swallowtail butterfly out in the backyard fluttering around so I grabbed my camera and went out and captured a few macro shots.......here are a few:

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

macro string lights...

We went to my sister's for dinner Saturday night and she had these beautiful string lights that looked like hot air balloons......here are some macro shots of those as I thought they were really pretty!

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macro crackled glass candleholders

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Friday, July 20, 2007

albino peacock and her babies....

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monkey see...monkey do...

These are TWO different monkeys......sitting side by side opposite directions at the zoo...yet both doing the exact same thing!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

a good day for a swim...

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a VAGINA on my table!

I am one of those who as they stare at a wall or piece of wood or the floor or clouds or just about anything.....I "see" things that lie hidden...undiscovered......I make faces in grains of wood.....little creatures.....etc.

SO....imagine my surprise one day as I sat at my kitchen table daydreaming...and staring at the wood....and THIS jumped out at me!!

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something from the oven...

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a taste from the garden...

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some shots of the moon....

I love the moon and the sun........I do not have a tripod for my camera....so when I take shots of the moon I freehand it all. AND when zooming in 40x.......well......it makes one all over the place and very very difficult to keep the moon in view while you snap a shot at the same time. I have to take a few before I get a decent one.....here are a few from earlier in the year.....but whenever there is going to be a big, bright moon....once it comes into view.....you will usually find me outside.....snapping away!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A quack quack here and a quack quack there...

Noah and I stopped by our local park for a picnic......and I snapped a few of the new baby ducks....they were adorable...these are only a few I took....she had 9 babies....and there was another momma duck and little tiny babies....and lots of geese....and......ants...

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CHECK OUT THE EYES ON THAT ONE LITTLE GUY!

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SOME BRILLIANT NEW FEATHER MARKINGS I HAD NOT SEEN BEFORE...

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Then I noticed this ant carrying a big crumb wandering across my blanket.....so I decided to switch to MACRO mode and follow him to see if I could catch any good shots. I got a few....he moved so fast it was very difficult to take any successful pictures of him. Here is one of the better ones I got......I was lying flat on my stomach in the ground with my camera only about 2-3 inches away from this ant......That white thing on the other side of the green grass is the big crumb he is carrying.......check out the hairs on his body and his eyes!

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nap time.....all the babies and mommy duck gathered around us and took naps.......


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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I've got something stuck where??

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is it gone? did I get it?

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A beautiful local park......

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Friday, July 13, 2007

another gorgeous sunset...

Yes.....I have a thing for the sun and the moon.....

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