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THE QUEEN!!! (September 26, 2010)    She is such a beauty & is poised so delicately on this wildflower in North Texas.    Hope all the SmugMuggers enjoy this butterfly pic.  Found her while tromping around the woods near our house today.    Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the twins "swinging" shot last night.    Have a great Sunday evening.    I'll be back on the road tomorrow (a 7:20 a.m. flight from Dallas) and not back to Big D until Wednesday, October 6th.      But I'm taking my camera to Birmingham, AL and Louisville, KY.  I figure the Louisville portion of the trip may give me some opportunities for photographs.    I'll try to comment while I'm on the road, but won't be able to post pics.    Take care,    Best regards,    Linda
Curiouser and curiouser  (I don't think Alice knows.)    DP128-2013  Posted May 8; processed ditto    I believe this is a cluster of mushrooms before they have grown their caps.  If anyone can add to or amend this supposition, I'd appreciate the info.  Here is a link to a picture of the type of mushroom I think it might be, when it grows up.  http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/loadimage.asp?did=19772&blockName=Hypsizygus%20tessulatus  .  Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens  Ann Arbor, Michigan  May 6, 2013  (For those curious about the lighting, it's all natural.  The light came through the glass roof of the conservatory, through an opening in the foliage of taller plants in the Tropical House portion of the conservatory.  I under-exposed a little, adjusted the white point in Lightroom 4 and darkened the background a little in Photoshop with the Levels slider, and that was pretty much it.)
June 26, 2011  Mississippi State University Starkville, MS
28.12.10 - Through the Looking Glass  This is a shot from early evening in the fog. I love shooting in fog at night, with the wet cobbles reflecting all the lights, but it gets very hard to find new perspectives in an area you know so well. I've done this 2/3s split in a shop window before, but hopefully the bleach bypass treatment gives it a different feel. The original is here with a few more shots from this evening;    http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/gallery/4222541_LCXPH#1139857573_5JP5r  I'm already wondering if this would work well for the new Dgrin Challenge theme "Glass"?
Tuesday, September 6, 2011             "TIERFUL"  "Colors are the smiles of nature" ~ Leigh Hunt  Worthy of a return visit............"The Field of Zinnias"  Remember the zinnias in yesterday's POTD? Well, these were captured in the same field. I love how these zinnias appear to be in tiers, overlapping, and/or cascading. I also love the mixture of colors. The frames were applied from PicNik.  Always popular with gardeners for their lush and lovely appearance, zinnias are traditional symbols of lasting love and good memories. Zinnias are longtime garden favorites for colorful, round flowers. I was told that these flexible hot-weather plants don’t gain from being planted early and stand still until weather warms up.   You can view the entire gallery here:   http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/16179827_QjTWRB#1460261892_3j4Pnpw  Have a terrific Tuesday, everyone!  ***#1 photo of the day*** and all-time as of 9/7/2011  (photo taken on 7/29/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
11/8/09.  "Sunset on Half Dome from Glacier Point" Some nice color in the summer sky with clouds above Clouds Rest and Nevada and Vernal Falls. It was uncertain if we were going to get a good sunset as high clouds hid the sun from penetrating through. These last glimpses were at dusk as the sky started to light up. This is one of those places I want to be on a Friday afternoon!  Sept 8 -2011. Thanks for all the positive comments folks!  Love it. This image looks great as a 40x60 as well!  If you want to follow more of my photography, my Facebook Page has most of my latest images here. Thanks again!  John  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite-and-Bay-Area-Nature-Photography-by-John-Harrison/190152125697
Friday, March 23, 2012  "FLOWERING STILETTO" by Mary Consie of Mesa, AZ  "If loving shoes is wrong, I don't want to be right." ~ Godschild (Me)  This was also among my favorite sculptures that reminded me of all the ladies who love shoes as much as I do (including but not limited to): my mother, my two sisters, my aunts, my best friend, a co-worker Shelia, SmugMug ladies Linda, Paula, Janet, Maryann, Judy, Nelli, and all the other shoe-a-holics in the world.  "Flowering Stiletto," by Mary Consie of Mesa, AZ, was donated in memory of Jane Binkley (1940-2007) by her family. It was dedicated to the city of Mesa, AZ in July, 2008. Flowering Stiletto depicts a 6 foot long stiletto with a flower growing out of it. The sculpture is made of steel.  Consie has said that due to having flat feet, she can't wear small shoes and creates large versions instead. Originally the sculpture was purchased by a resident of Tempe, AZ. The purchaser then donated it to the city of Mesa and dedicated it to his late wife, Jane Binkley, who had a large (in number, not in size) shoe collection.  Have a funtagious, footloose, francy-free, and high-steppin' weekend. TGIF!!!!  Located on the NE corner of Main St. and Robson Rd. (downtown) Mesa, AZ   ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 12/28/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
April 4, 2009 - "Doors and Stairs"
A Mother's Love. I just love watching the interaction between the deer. This doe was cleaning one of her fawns. The other fawn was out of frame. He was cleaned shortly after she finished this one. The deer roam in our yards like a cat or dog would. So when I say they sleep in my yard, maybe I should say I live in their yard. As the woods are very thick in the park. The only thing I miss is open sky. Day 7 (2011.01.07) #365Project @sharkbayte
July 8, 2010    Hey All!    After a couple of days on the road for business  and no opportunity to shoot photos -  I was fortunately able to get out and take some pictures this afternoon late before the sun went down.      This is a picture of the beautiful butterfly that I spotted.  (Chika or Papa - help me with the name of this beauty?)       Post script - Chika says this is a "Queen" butterfly.  Chika rocks - she knows her butterflies.  Thanks Chika.    This beauty was sitting on a wildflower out in a field near my house.  It was a difficult shot to get because the wind was blowing so hard that the flower stalk was swaying backwards and forwards pretty violently the whole time I was trying to take the photo.  But I got lucky on this one when the wind died for just a second.  Otherwise, I have maybe 2 more good pictures of the queen, and the rest are blurry due to the high winds.      There's a hair of a crop on this picture, but it's very tiny.  I just got lucky on this shot.     We've been having high winds & late afternoon/evening thunderstorms here, so this was a lucky catch.  With all the storms around my trip to & from Minnneapolis was fraught with delays.  I finally got home last night around 1:30 a.m.  Makes for a long day - but I'm very happy to have a job.  :)    Thanks to everyone for your kind comments on my photos - even though I've been off line for several days.    Have a great Friday tomorrow,    Linda    This photograph is protected by the U.S. Copyright Laws and shall not to be downloaded or reproduced by any means without the formal written permission of L Good - noelxgood@sbcglobal.net
04/20/10 - Bachelor Buttons Shot on NC 200 about 20 miles North of Monroe.  I saw them on the way into town on Saturday but was out of time to stop.  So, on the way out of town yesterday, I was determined to find a spot to pull over and take some pics.  They were only growing in a small 3 miles stretch of road, and many of the spots were on a curve, no wide shoulder or otherwise safe place to pull over.  Finally I found a spot and on top of the bachelor buttons, there were these yellow flowers in the field too.  Wheat growing around them both, I was able to snap quite a few pics as the boys entertained themselves with their DVD.  I have some shots with the bachelor buttons set against just green and some with the background more a yellow blur vs. retaining some of the yellow flower detail like this shot does.  What a joy to find, see, and take pics of.  Thanks to those of you that stopped by to view my pics over the weekend and to leave comments and say hi.  I really appreciate your support.  I only got about 30 minutes a day at the computer due to all I was trying to accomplish at Dad's house while I was there.  I can be content about what I did, but much more to do like find someone to blow the roof, clean the gutters, and power wash the front and back porches and windows.  I will start churning through the pile of paperwork I brought back with me too.    Dad continues to improve each day.  He wants to come home immediately.  We, me and 4 of the rehab facility people, talked him into being patient another week (or two).  Trying to set up some help at the house for him so coming home might work.    So much to do.  Where to begin?!?  HAGD, Maryann
Humming Bird Shot at Rio Salado in Phoenix, AZ     Link to Photo Without Frame
Oct 23:  Morning on the Bay I captured this shot on the way into work.  The picture caught my eye and I turned around and drove back to this location to capture the shot.  I was not dressed for the weather but I stood there anyway and took shots for 20 min.  This is a 30 sec exposure shot on the bay with my remote trigger.  Temps had dropped from the 60's to 48 with the wind blowing off the water at 15-20.  I could hear the wind howling through the masts.  A couple of masts on the left side you can see the blur hence movement in these masts.  The line in background is the interstate that is leading to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.  Tunnel over to Norfolk.  Have a great day
Pretty in Red  Sat. November 1, 2008 (DAY 201)    Meet Miranda...  I had a photo session for her sweet 16.  We had a great time and the weather was gorgeous;  One perfect day to take outdoor shots.  April set up the location at Forbidden Garden,  complete with the Lion Dancer!  Thanks April, that was fun!!    This photo is SOOC (straight out of camera).  I'm still working on  the rest of the pics, that I think need some touch ups.    My hubby helped me (again) with the reflector.  Thank you dear!
3/19/13 - Old locomotive at Old Town Tucson.  Thanks so muich for your warm response, making my shot of the Presidio arches the #1 shot for the day.  A few more of you preferred the color version, but quite a few thought the b/w version was better.  Thanks for sharing your opinions with me!
THE QUEEN!!! (September 26, 2010)

She is such a beauty & is poised so delicately on this wildflower in North Texas.

Hope all the SmugMuggers enjoy this butterfly pic. Found her while tromping around the woods near our house today.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the twins "swinging" shot last night.

Have a great Sunday evening.

I'll be back on the road tomorrow (a 7:20 a.m. flight from Dallas) and not back to Big D until Wednesday, October 6th.

But I'm taking my camera to Birmingham, AL and Louisville, KY. I figure the Louisville portion of the trip may give me some opportunities for photographs.

I'll try to comment while I'm on the road, but won't be able to post pics.

Take care,

Best regards,

Linda

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THE QUEEN!!! (September 26, 2010)    She is such a beauty & is poised so delicately on this wildflower in North Texas.    Hope all the SmugMuggers enjoy this butterfly pic.  Found her while tromping around the woods near our house today.    Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the twins "swinging" shot last night.    Have a great Sunday evening.    I'll be back on the road tomorrow (a 7:20 a.m. flight from Dallas) and not back to Big D until Wednesday, October 6th.      But I'm taking my camera to Birmingham, AL and Louisville, KY.  I figure the Louisville portion of the trip may give me some opportunities for photographs.    I'll try to comment while I'm on the road, but won't be able to post pics.    Take care,    Best regards,    Linda
THE QUEEN!!! (September 26, 2010)

She is such a beauty & is poised so delicately on this wildflower in North Texas.

Hope all the SmugMuggers enjoy this butterfly pic. Found her while tromping around the woods near our house today.

Thanks for all the wonderful comments on the twins "swinging" shot last night.

Have a great Sunday evening.

I'll be back on the road tomorrow (a 7:20 a.m. flight from Dallas) and not back to Big D until Wednesday, October 6th.

But I'm taking my camera to Birmingham, AL and Louisville, KY. I figure the Louisville portion of the trip may give me some opportunities for photographs.

I'll try to comment while I'm on the road, but won't be able to post pics.

Take care,

Best regards,

Linda

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