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Monday, August 22, 2011

Some Summer Color and Not......

As always, I am running behind in "current" photos to
post for you.

Today I still have some early summer photos
to share...(even though it is now early autumn!)
Some are of some colorful captures
and
some  are of some black and white ones.

I find that many times if you check your photos also in
black and white,
they can take on even more drama and loveliness
than in color.

See what you think on the ones inside this post....



Just a little moth I saw on an unknown white wildflower in the woods:




A turtle in the middle of a woods road.
(For the Love of God, please tell me I am not the ONLY person that makes her hubby
STOP the truck to take pictures of a turtle in the middle of the road?!):





Now...
for some black and white shots!:


A dandelion puff:







It was stuck in some leaves in my garden and the sun was hitting it just right...
I could NOT
not take this shot...right??:







Roots in the woods...
I loved how the black and white really shows off the wood's texture:






Would somebody PLEASE connect me with a support group
that helps my dandelion puff addiction???
"Hi. My name is Joan and I'm addicted to Dandelion puff photography."
"Welcome Joan".....






I just want to take my picnic basket and climb into that little tree cavern
and perhaps meet up with Alice in Wonderland or something....




O.K.

Okay...

back to summer color:



A little brook in the woods:






While walking through the woods on a path, I spied these shadows of the ferns
and just knew I had to take a shot:



For my grand finale today,
My "most colorful" shot:


Not only do I adore poppies,
but I fell in love with their tissue petals
and their black "granola" centers:


Don't forget that the August 2011's
FREE PHOTO CONTEST
deadline is near!!

Submit your

LAKE, POND, RIVER OR CREEK
photo
to me
no later than midnight, AUGUST 30th
following

You don't have to be a blogger to enter!

24 comments:

Sandra said...

they are all gorgeous, my favorite is the fern shadows, love that one. and YES I would stop in the middle of the road to take a turtle shot or anything else I spied. I love the idea of a support group, but we need to include me with addiction to anything i see, including today's post of a locust shell. LOL

Country Gal said...

Beuatiful fantastic photos !

TexWisGirl said...

joan, you brought tears to my eyes with those puff photos. truly did. spectacular perfection...

fyi, that moth is actually a skipper butterfly. they're wonderful little creatures. :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Always better to have too many photos than too few! Oh, and I make my husband stop for basically any kind of animal! :)

Valerie said...

I see what you mean about the black and white... the picture of the tree is marvellous... the wood looks so fibrous and the dandelion puff is like stars. I MUST experiment.

Bossy Betty said...

I am a fellow member in the turtle and dandelion puff club. These were wonderful!

Daryl said...

Pretty .. and its sad to see summer winding down

Cathy Clementz said...

Isn't it funny how when you look at anything (even when you aren't carrying a camera) you think how you would capture it in a photo? Some of your photos didn't show up for me (didn't get to see the turtle for one), but the ones I saw are beautiful!

Eva Gallant said...

great shots, again!

Marianne said...

Love your blog, fellow retired one. I've just starting blogging. Won't you stop by Over the Hill and 'Round the Bend and say "hi"?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

My favourites to day are the photos of the dandelion seed heads.

Loree said...

I have never seen a poppy captured so beautifully. Lovely shots.

Rita said...

I couldn't possibly pick a favorite out of these magnificent photos. I love the ones you picked for the black and white--and it does add something instead of subtract. Love dandelion puffs and the shots you got were amazing. The ferns, the turtle, the trees, the moth/butterfly, and the crinkly poppy...wow! Can hardly wait to see the entries for the contest. :)

Hilary said...

Lovely shots.. I especially love the fern shadows and mr. turtle. As for your dandelion puff addiction, it's a seedy lifestyle but somebody has to live it. And I'm glad it's you.. those b&w pics are marvelous.

So. Cal. Gal said...

If you find a dandelion addiction club, let me know if they're nationwide. I need to join. ; ) Gorgeous!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each of these is spectacular.The B and W is really stunning,especially on the dandelion puff.

Debbie said...

stunning black and whites, really....be still my heart!!

my husband is an expert at "spinning" the car around. almost everyday, we are so lucky to have such amazing men!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the turtle and the skipper on the little flowers. The B/W photos are all stunning and yes, dandelion puffs are a serious addiction.

Jientje said...

The dandelion shots are spectacular in B&W! You have such a great eye, I LOVE LOVE love the fern shadow shot!

Sharon wagner said...

Wow! That dandy in B/W is fantastic.

Andrea said...

Very beautiful artworks you got there! I just thought of something, why turtles always look sad!

Susan Davis said...

Your photos teach me how to look at the world and find more beauty in it. Thank you.
Susan

Susan D said...

Your photos teach me how to look at the world and see more beauty. Thank you.
Susan

grannyann said...

All the pictures here are absolutely gorgeous. You are an amazing photographer!!! I love looking at them.

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