Challenge: Bi-Weekly Challenge: Cookin' Up Trouble
As a kid, the kitchen is where our family sat each night to discuss our day. It was where my Aunt and Grandmother taught me how to fix everything from cake to potato chip sandwiches. It's the place where as a young adult, I kept cold condiments (because I rarely had money to buy actual food), beer and other essentials. As an adult, it's where I make HUGE messes, trying to recreate the foods I took for granted as a kid. So whether you play games, eat huge meals, or your kitchen is just the place where you keep your paper plates and bills, you can find plenty of models, still life and action shots in this one little room. Feel free to include your deck or backyard if you are an avid griller. Keep in mind the rules: 1) Pictures must be taken between 8/29/10-9/11/10. 2) Keep it clean; watch your background clutter, lighting/shadows and focus....could you see this picture used as clip art or in a magazine article...try to steer clear of "snapshots" and look for interesting angles and focal points.
So whether you are hosting dinner parties, serving dinner, helping the kids with homework, playing cards or cleaning up spilled milk....show us what's cooking in your kitchen.
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Flowers
An early morning walk around a lake.
A thistle forest, trying to find just one, and then getting to it without getting stabbed is hard.
Some flowers from the garden
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Flowers
The last trip to the Reiman Gardens yielded some fine results. It might have been because I was out hunting flowers and only flowers.
Two Flowers and a Branch
I love taking a picture of flowers but evidently everyone does. Most stock photo suppliers specifically exclude flowers on their list of images they are actively looking for. I had to include a picture of the branch - I just looked the surreal look of it.
Bi Weekly Challenge ~ Flowers pt 2
Some of my favorite flowers are blooming next door. They had a bunch of bumble bees buzzing around. Here are a few of the shots.
Here is a corn stalk top, they are starting to harvest the corn, summer is almost over.
Thanks for looking and commenting! Have a Great Evening! :o)
Another for the flower challenge--I think this is flower that opens up around midnight and closes up late morning.
Thanks for looking--have a peaceful night.
Flowers and Bugs
Since I am too ugly for the last challenge (self portrait) I decided to wait for one that was easier. I went out to the Rose of Sharon Bush and started taking pictures. It has bloomed two separate times this year. It seems like the insects are more attracted to it this time than earlier in the year. The heat is making a clear liquid drip out of it constantly. If you stand under it, you get sprinkled on. Here is a shot of a butterfly and bee sharing a bloom. This is a shot of a bee being selfish. I made this shot from under the flower so the flower would be in focus, but the butterfly would be slightly beyond the focal point. This shot is a little dark, but it was overcast and the butterfly was in deep cover. I haven't commented much lately, but I have been enjoying everyone's shots. Suggestions are always appreciated.
A Yellow Flower for the challenge.
I asked my wife what kind of flower is this. She said "I don't Know" - - - geese!
Does anybody know?
Thank for looking!
Flowers From the Redwoods
I went for a walk in the Redwoods and found a few flowers I had never seen before. Like the Calypso's Fairy Slipper fairy slipper Wake Robin Trilliam flower and the beautiful Redwood Lily. redwood lily redwood lily 2 It grows very tall and in hard to get to places. I would of liked to have gotten better shots but I'm not a mountain goat! Down along the Eel river I found the California Poppy poppy poppy 2 and this little flower I never found the name for, but I thought it was pretty. flower 2
Bi Weekly Challenge ~ Flowers
I finally took some time to process a few pics to post here. These are the last of the butterfly bush flowers with a little addition to them.
Not sure what these are, but they are wild around my house and I have seen hummers and bees around them.
Thanks for any comments and for looking. Have a Wonderful night! :o)
Amazing what you can find in your own backyard sometimes. I went looking for flowers for the challenge and they found me. It was right after a little monsoon storm blew through and the light was really nice, so I headed out in the backyard with the new macro.
This butterfly iris was right there just enjoying the unusual weather.
If I recall correctly, this is called Golden Jubilee Honeysuckle. The plant is about 20 feet tall and covered with hundreds of orange flowers that the bees and hummingbird love. I decided to get up close with the macro. And then I decided to get up closer. And then I really liked that waterdrop -- hey, it's not a flower, I know, but it's on a flower so I think it pseudo-counts -- so I got up closer still.
And going with the logic that things attached to flowers also count as flowers, I also shot this bee-flower in his little fur coat.
This afternoon at my mom's noticed she had a few flowers blooming lily
Have a good night and may tomorrow be good for you.
Flower Challenge...from Alaska
I recently went on a 15 day vacation to Alaska. I normally edit my photo's in chronological order. But just for Mr.Q, I skipped to Day 12 of my trip and edited some flowers just for him :). These were taken at the Alaska Botanical Gardens in Anchorage. It was a very cloudy and drizzly day there...pretty much speaks for the weather for about the whole trip actually.