Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

day 242

I really wanted to catch this colorful male flying today... but they were not cooperating. He was a new one, I've never seen him at my feeder before but he brought with him a whole group of others with him.

This adolescent male was my favorite of the day today. I loved the markings. On the Internet, I found out that he will have a full red throat by next summer, how exciting!
Love and new friends


day 241

More hummers.... I do hope you are not getting bored with them. I am learning a lot with this series, even if the pictures are starting to look the same.
Love and... you've heard it all before.

day 240

This is the crew who painted the church doors today. I think they look great! (the crew and the doors.)
Love and making chores fun

day 239

I'm still working on getting good hummingbird shots.
I really like this fly er... love and hummers

Friday, August 27, 2010

day 238

he was just relaxin' I think it looks more like he's caught in a giant spiderweb.

Love and squishy squeezing

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

day 237

This is the view from my hammock in the evening... nearing sunset. love and relaxation

day 236

We went out for supper to where big sister works.... the boy did not want a kiss~! when we came home, we washed the car...
Then sister gently placed the moon in the sky so night could begin.

Love and family


Monday, August 23, 2010

day 235

I'm continuing the back to school theme. Today we honor all the kiddos who go back to school this fall. Love and School

Sunday, August 22, 2010

day 234

People everywhere are heading back to school. We stopped at Simpson College on the way home tonight so I could snap a picture of the day. Love and Academia

Saturday, August 21, 2010

day 233

I used flash, at a friend's suggestion, to try to capture the colors in the feathers. There was only one rubythroat, but I got him. Flash even helped me freeze action. I read that hummingbirds don't flap their wings but rather move them in a big circle. It looks like that might be true.
I like the pretty gold and green in this little lady.Love and Color

Friday, August 20, 2010

day 232

Are you sick of hummingbirds yet? I'm still shooting them so I think I'll post the interesting shots even if they aren't technically correct... just to change it up for you. today I show why hummingbirds and aperture priority don't mix.

Love and quicker shutter speeds

day 231

More hummingbird pictures for you to enjoy...







Oh look! He winked at me!


Love and Rubythroats



Wednesday, August 18, 2010

day 230

We found this turtle on the side of the road today, he was getting ready to cross a busy highway. We shooed him back to the ditch. But upon closer inspection noticed he was missing his right front foot, and his shell has been cracked and scuffed like maybe he's been in a highway accident before. Love and Luck

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

day 229









Love and Beauty Shop

Monday, August 16, 2010

day 228

Today you get to see some of my favorites from my new photographic obsession. I am looking to shoot the best hummingbird pic.
I want to see the wings move... I love the details that are found when you get up close and personal...
I like seeing the interaction when there is more than one at the feeder....


I love freezing the action....


and just the simplicity of these beautiful birds.


Love and tiny aviary



Sunday, August 15, 2010

day 227

I found myself with my family today watching hummingbirds... This first one is a shot my sis took with my camera ( I cropped and edited, but she did an amazing job!)
This one I took... I kinda became hummingbird paparazzi~!
This is some crazy colorful bee my husband found in the windowsill I had to get a picture of the amazing hues.
Love and iridescent flying animals

day 226

I don't smoke... or especially like smoking but I do love the idea of how the curling smoke looks in a portrait. So if I can find someone who smokes anyway I'm going to try to take a couple pics if they agree. I hope I'm not exploiting a bad habit. I don't suppose my little picture is any worse than the cigarette companies already do.
Love and smoke

Friday, August 13, 2010

day 225

A John Wayne statue from his film Rio Lobo...
Love and The Duke

day 224

This frog was on our window... so I took advantage of the great vantage point...




This was my original photo of the day. i like the colors and textures in the composition.


I also did a quick photo shoot for this young man, so I had to include a shot of him.



Love and busy camera

Wednesday, August 11, 2010