Posts Tagged ‘flower’

Photo Friday: First Bloom

April 14, 2017

This flower is the first one I’ve seen blooming this spring.  This is another great reminder that Spring has finally arrived in Maine.

First Bloom

Photo Friday: Happy Halloween

October 28, 2016

I just finished another section in my photography class, and the assignment was to photograph a still life.  Considering the time of the year, I decided to put an Halloween spin on it.  I think the end product came out to my liking, but I have to admit I had more fun arranging it.

fill-flash

First Look Photo: They do Sleep

September 21, 2016

Out of all the things that most people never see, including baby pigeons and foxes that climb trees, I’ve seen most of them, but the one thing I never expected to see I saw, and captured this week.

Today is a shot of a bumble bee sleeping, which gave me the opportunity to get several shots without the bee moving.  How could I pass up the opportunity.

sleeping-bumble-bee

Photo Friday: To Bee

August 5, 2016

This week I was out shooting for my school assignments, when I happened on some cone flowers that were buzzing with bumble bees.  With my love of shooting close ups, I couldn’t resist the opportunity.  It wasn’t part of my school assignment, but you take the shots as they come.

Bumble Bee

Photo Friday: Garden Variety

July 22, 2016

This week I thought I would go a little more domestic, and shoot a couple of garden flowers.  Wild flowers are my favorite flowers to photograph, but garden flowers make easy beautiful subjects.  People love their gardens, and are proud to show off their landscaping skills, so getting permission to photograph them is no problem.

I had to look up the flower I’m using for today’s photograph, but I found is most lovely.  For those who want to know what kind it is, it is a purple coneflower, aka Echinacea Purpurea.

Purple Coneflower

Photo Friday: Exposure Exposed

July 15, 2016

Photography, like any art, is not a series of rules.  It is a series of guidelines.  The biggest of these involves what is thought of as correct exposure.  Exposure is important, especially in documentation, however, using it creatively can have very interesting results.

Today’s  photo is such an example.  The intentional over exposure of the image gives the picture a dreamy appearance, while still being a beautiful photograph of a queen anne’s lace.

Dreamy Queen

Photo Friday: Now That’s a Tongue

July 8, 2016

I was on one of my photo walks, to the store, when I saw some bumble bees.  They were busy with the flowers, and I saw a great opportunity for some macro practice.  I just wanted to get a clear picture of a bumble bee on a flower, and I used a high speed burst to give me more choices of a good shot.  What I didn’t expect was to find one that gave me a good shot, and showed just how long their tongue really is.  This is why it is the shot of the week.

Bumble Bee Tongue

Photo Friday: Hanging from a Cliff

June 3, 2016

This week I took a nice walk to Fort Williams, to take shots of the Portland Headlight in scaffolding.

The way I figure it, the best way to get the most out of my opportunities is to take pictures from multiple angles.  One of my angles was from the bottom of a cliff next to the ocean.  It was here that I found this week’s photo.  It was not, as I figured, of the headlight, but of something growing on the cliff itself.

As I headed back I saw a flower I had never seen before.  It looked like a columbine, but all the columbines I have seen were purple and white.  This was the first time I’ve seen a red and yellow columbine.

After a little research I learned it is an Eastern Columbine, and it’s not unusual to find them growing on cliffs.  So here, then is my favorite shot from that day.

Eastern Columbine_

Photo Friday:The Seeds of Beauty

May 13, 2016

This week I’ve been watching videos of National Geographic photographer, Dewitt Jones.  In them he talks about finding multiple right answers to any problem. He also talked about the fact that National Geographic will sift through 14,000 photographs to find thirty photos used in one article.  With that much dedication to finding the best of the best, it’s no wonder they are the top.

I’m not a National Geographic photographer, yet, but today’s photo stood out from many photographs, and I couldn’t resist giving it the top spot of the week.

Dandelion Seeds

Color Poppin!!!

April 18, 2012

So early in the spring, and the colors are really starting to pop out, like with the yellow flowers on this tree.  I’ve tried to look it up, but I don’t recognize the flowers.