Tuesday, June 28, 2011
I just Love some of the settings on my Nikon D5000 SLR, this is called a Low Key effect, it's slightly underexposed, then I increased the contrast and saturation. To me it looks like I used special lighting and a black backdrop, but this is the flower on the original bush. I used my 85mm macro lens on a tripod ....it was about 7:30 in the evening with heavy overcast skies. What do you think of it??????
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Was fascinated with the eyes of this dragonfly, and he or she looks like it's sizing up that bug as a meal! This is on a Lovely Lake near Havelock, Ontario. Unfortunately they just experienced a fairly strong Tornado and there was much damage done to the shoreline and trees. So we could not find a single Loon nesting, which was so sad. I have in the past have found up to 4 nesting pairs but I'm afraid there maybe no chicks to raise this season. With their nest so close to the waterline I can see how the waves and strong winds would wash away any unhatched eggs....Their lonely calls at night touched my soul with sadness....
Thursday, June 16, 2011
There is no bloom that affects me the most than The Bleeding Hearts!!!!!They are a symbol of the Love I hold Dear for my Late daughter Leanne Alward. She Loved her gardens and could spend hours tenderly tending to her florals and plants. This shot taken in my Best Friend's Garden has to be one of my favorites so far.....so I dedicate this image to Leanne's memory and send all our Love to her....we all miss you so much Honey ox ox
Monday, June 13, 2011
florals are so diverse and so are the little creatures that habitat there. The bearded Purple Iris had a little guy that was shy I guess I could not get it to show it's head, so never could identify it. I Love how my prime macro lens sort of invades their world, so I can show the rest of their world to my blog viewers.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
This was our annual Walleye fishing trip for our 26th yr. on Lake Nipissing near North bay, and we were treated to one of her amazing sunsets. The Lake was quit calm most of the day and made for pleasant fishing. The bite was on, as they say and were pleased with a total of 9 perfect eating size fish for our table. The sad part was another motor breakdown, after spending over $400.00 on it last fall...I'm afraid it may be time for a replacement...It does not owe us anything at 23 years of great service!!!!! I guess it's just worn out!!!!!
Saturday, June 4, 2011
These Lily-of-the-Valley blooms are so cute and very hardy, I was amazed how solid the pedals are. Following my Macro theme I found this shot to be my favorite from a series I took, of blooms in my garden, after a heavy downpour this morning. Quit a feat to shoot this upside down since they all point downward!!!!