Sunday, July 19, 2009

Garden Treasures

This is just a quick post with a handfull of garden photos to close out the weekend. I've seen so many perfect butterfly photographs posted by many of the bloggers I follow, that it is with some reluctance that I am posting the next two pics. This one was so intent on feeding, that I was able to get quite close and take a number of shots that are better than most of my butterfly attempts.




Meanwhile, over in the lily garden I found this little spider hiding on the underside of a lily petal. I normally don't a use a flash, but fortuitously I had the camera settings on "portrait" and the builtin flash lit the underside just enough to counterbalance the bright sunlight without creating distracting dark shadows; put a real twinkle in all four eyes!


Finally, here is a gentian seedpod looking like a pot of gold, or at least a golden pot, at the end of the rainbow. But each time I look in the pot, I see little blackened, shrunken, knobby heads rather than treasure. Click on the picture and check it out. Pretty cool, huh?

And now I will leave you with that cheery vision. Hope your upcoming week is full of real treasure.


7 comments:

  1. Wilma,the butterfly shots are great!But I freaked out on the spider shot!

    Shantana

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  2. I agree with you concerning the Gentian seed pod. It is quite something when you open the photo.nIce Butterfly photo's. Nicely presented Blog Wilma.

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  3. Love those butterflies Wilma, and the little spider is great. He's certainly got a twinkle in his eye. ;)
    Good detail on the enlarged 'pot of gold.'

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  4. It is certainly the time of year for butterflies though they are not settling here for me to photo. Love the little spider and its eyes really do shine . Best of all is the Gentian seed pod. You can clearly see the patterns on each individual seed. I love to see natures own patterns, so intricate.

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  5. Hiya Wilma,
    The Gentian wraps up its seeds so beautifully - what packaging, nicely observed.

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  6. Hello Shantana, Ken, Keith(?), John, and Rob,

    Thanks for visiting. I think the gentian seedpod is my favorite too, but the spider is a close second. You guys (including you, Shantana) and your blogs definitely inspire me and are the quality I aspire to achieve. Now all I need is to perspire to make that happen!

    cheers,
    Wilma

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  7. I love your photos & I'm wondering what equipment you use? Currently gathering that info from photographers as I consider getting a real camera. Email chrsptrk@svcable.net or leave comment on my blog - thanks!

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