and the soil and sky as canvas.
Leanne the Photographer
This weekend brought me a couple of unique photo ops, for sure. I wanted to try my hand at photographing goldfish, since I was “goldfish sitting”, and the goldfish I sat on (heh!) was actually gold. He’s a squirmy little sucker, and it took a while to figure out exposure settings. While I was scanning through the photos I managed to get that weren’t an orange blur, this one stuck out.
I asked Chickeymonkey this morning how many fish are in the photo. She said “one” – and upon prodding, finally counted three. Did you see them all when you first looked?
We spent our Labor Day at the zoo. It was SO hot, and the critters were really lazing around. The Giraffe’s seemed to be in their element, though, these three struck a pose for me that I couldn’t resist. The tallest did the splits and grabbed up a nice big chunk of grass, and the other two saw an opportunity for a free meal they didn’t have to work for so they stuck their necks out to eat off of the grasses that were trailing down into their reach.
It was a three day weekend, for sure.
How was yours?
What’s more perfect than a perfect Butterfly
fluttering around a Butterfly Bush on a sunny afternoon?
I couldn’t pick just one photo, so here’s a bunch. Enjoy.
(this is a Western Tiger Swallowtail.)
This. This is my daughter. (Catybug.)
She was challenged in youth group to be different.
She succeeded in surprising everyone who saw her yesterday.
I admit, I love to play dress up with my girls.
I also love playing portrait photographer when we’re done playing dress up.
Which portrait is your favorite, and how did you react when you saw her?
Having the opportunity to apologize to someone from your past.
Not hearing anything back from said someone after said apology.
Photographing a hummingbird with the same sentiments in mind.
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Okay so I lied. This hand is related. To me, that is.
It’s the hand of someone I love, and it is hurting her.
Anyone know what this is? A fungus? Eczema?
Copper, the Little Prince.
Time for tea. He does lift his pinki when he drinks, too.
Our giant sunflowers are blooming.
That bumblebee is the size of a quarter. Okay maybe a nickel.
(Can’t a girl embellish for effect?)
He looks like a scaredy squirrel, doesn’t he?
I just can’t get enough of these adorable little birds. The hummingbirds are quite active right now, they’re on the feeders and flowers constantly. I was playing with my camera (Sports scene auto mode, Panasonic Lumix FZ50) and got some incredible shots today of this little female Ruby Throated Hummingbird and had to share.