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It is rare to get a chance to see blossoms of this plant (Asarum canadense, Canadian wild ginger).  They appear close to the ground, beneath a canopy of the plant's leaves.  This was a hot day, and the leaves were drooping on their stalks, exposing the flowers.  Adding to that was the slight slope to the ground which made it possible to position the camera at about the same level as the flowers.  DP141-2015  Posted Thursday, May 21  Taken May 18, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor.  Title:  Wild Ginger Blossoms - Usually hidden under the leaves  Don't forget tomorrow's (Friday's) Lexicon challenge, week #2.  Have a little fun and join in.  Thanks for all the kind comments to recent posts to the DailyPhotos community.  All are very much appreciated.
Mother sandhill crane with her lone chick following her.  It was approximately 1 foot tall. Another case of being surprised by the encounter and not having my camera ready in time.  In fact, I barely had it out of the bag before these two were off the trail and on their way to being hidden by tall grass and brush.  These were literally the only shots I got.  Sadly, none of the two together.  DP139-2015  Posted late Tuesday, May 19; taken and processed ditto  May 19, 2015 Nature Center Trail, Kensington Metro Park, Michigan  Title:  Momma sandhill crane showing the way  Many thanks for the comments late yesterday and today on my May 18 post of the transformed rhododendron blossoms.
Seagull - taken near Olympia, Wa.  I really appreciate the comments!
Sunset - long exposure with 10 stop ND filter. Taken near Olympia, Wa.  I really appreciate the comments!
11/23/10 - Tree in the Fog  I have been watching and studying this tree for a couple of years now.  Whenever there is fog, it seems to stand out from the backdrop...a solitary, lonely figure.  I finally made up  my mind yesterday to figure out where to park the car to get out to take a picture...not a small feat.  I do try to stay safe, but this location is more precarious than some.  Most days I am joyful as I spend time with the kids.  My life is full of laughter and color; it's vibrant and full of life like many of my pictures.  But some days at least deep inside it is like this too.  I guess a bit of that side is slipping through today.  I stopped to think about my mother for a few minutes when I took this.  She was involved in a horrible traffic accident with a tractor trailer on a foggy morning in November just before Thanksgiving in 1985.  For me, the fog will always be more than just the fog.  Back to bright and cheery tomorrow I promise...  Thanks for your comments on Johnny and the Jon boat.  It was as serene out there as you thought.  Little wind, warm sun on our skin, very few boats out on the lake...a calming hour without the chaos of life.  HAGD, Maryann
9.2.09 - Snow and Rain  We woke up to fresh snow again this morning, and although it was cold it was quite a pleasant day. That is, until I decided to go out and get a Daily. I had hoped to take some night snow shots around the Cathedral, but it was raining heavily! The last time I took some photos here I got a ghostly biker zooming through the shot, tonight it was a bedraggled walker. Apart from a crop to get rid of boring foreground this is straight out of camera. Despite me standing over it with an umbrella some rain managed to get on the lens, but I think it adds to the watery scene (well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).  For those that like to keep an eye on our Monday Challenges mine is here;  http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/gallery/7093288_hSxt4#470456288_tRiRP
September 23, 2007    Fog in the forest.
Rails
Delicate Swan - Sep 23 2010  She (he?) was all alone...  Did some (LOL) PP on this shot to make a kinda delicate picture.
3rd year Pic 081 - Oct 14 2010  Fix it!     At a shop selling all types of tools this set of screwdrivers stood out.    Chor Bazaar, located near Bhendi Bazaar in South Mumbai, is one of the largest flea markets in India. The word Chor means "thief" in Hindi-Urdu. The reason it is known as "thief's market", is because it assumed that goods sold there are stolen. There's a saying about this area, if you lose anything in Mumbai you can buy it back from the "chor bazaar"! Most of proper shops are closed on Friday as this area is in the heartland of one of the largest Muslim populations in Mumbai.    Chor Bazar is a maze of streets with shops that look like musty attics and sell just about anything at bargain prices from old ship parts, grandfather clocks, gramophones, to crystal chandeliers and old English tea sets antiques at throwaway prices, including colonial-era lamps, Art Deco clocks and trinkets of every kind. It's not an easy job to shop here as one has to rummage through a lot of stuff, including junk and then set about bargaining.      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chor_Bazar
28.04.10 - Kaleidoscope   When I walk into town I try to plan my route around photo opportunities, indeed I do the same if I drive in too. But this afternoon I was on foot, and on the way home I took a detour through the Arboretum to see what was new. As it happened there were plenty of new flowers in bloom, which gave me the opportunity to grovel around on my stomach to see what outrageous bokeh I could manage to get!   Apologies for any burned out retinas that might be caused by this riot of colour. If you want to see a few more subtle shots go here; http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/Nature/THE-ARBORETUM/6049364_a8pPu#850928920_dQnQb
Yesterday I woke up at sunrise. The sun was barely over the horizon at southeast. As I looked out of my bedroom window I saw this landscape to the northwest with the full moon as a golden coin. I at once grabbed my camera, opened the window even as the temperature was minus 10° centigrade and made some shots. Here is one of them. 10 minutes later the sun was well over the horizon, the sky was lit and the moon hardly to be seen.
Day 37 - Love    Thank you for all the great comments. I was quite nervous taking this set of flower photos for a wedding catalog because the flowers were to be used for a wedding the next morning. The client was rushing me in worries that the flowers being out of the refrigerator too long and its losing freshness. It was my first job shooting flowers commercially and that was quite an experience, to say the least.
11/05/09 - Historic Yates Mill Pond at Sunset  I posted a picture of the actual water wheel in my gallery earlier this year.  In this picture, you can't see the wheel, but you get this lovely reflection instead.  After Joey's flu shot, I decided to make the best of a wonderful afternoon and go for a quick hike around the mill pond.  Unfortunately, we were really there a good 30-60 minutes too late to be taking good pictures.  I had to bump up the saturation on this one to improve the color.      This is the same shot taken on 10/26 last year when the sun was better and the tree closest to the mill still had yellow leaves on it.  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Yates-Mill-Pond/Yates-Mill-Photo-Contest-2009/7088136_34LZC#454338880_TdGL2  In both cases, the sky looks better in the reflection than in the final shot.  I'm not sure how to get around that...especially in last night's picture when the sky really didn't have much blue in it.      We still have not had a frost or freeze at my house, but it look like it's coming Friday night into Saturday.  I am storing ceramic bird baths and pots and taking in fragile plants that I can save.      I sure wish today was Friday...  HAGD,  Maryann
"Devil You Know"  NJ Cover Band  Happy Sunday all, today's POD comes from my commissioned shoot for the rock band 'Devil You Know' which is one of North New Jerseys hottest cover bands. I was commissioned by the band to do all the work on their promotional package materials for their upcoming show tour. The band plays in NJ-NY and have quite a set list. The image was done with the Dave Hill Style in mind.    The shoot went GREAT yesterday, the guys were a lot of fun to work with and one of my EASIER clients to give direction to. These guys were ready to work as was I and it made for a fantastic day of shooting in some beautiful weather. We shot at 2 different locations during the day that started off with RAIN and heavy cloud cover. I thought we were going to be washed out and hoped for the sun to come out, which it did about 60 min. into our shoot. We did group shots of all kinds of wild set ups and then some personal head & body shots with instruments. I'll be posting more of their shoot over the next few days as I get them done and will announce when the full gallery is done for you to check out.    If your in the North NJ - NY area and wanna see a great cover band, these guys are surely not to be missed! Their website is www.DevilYouKnow.tv    Have a great weekend everyone !  ~Bill Pador~
It is rare to get a chance to see blossoms of this plant (Asarum canadense, Canadian wild ginger). They appear close to the ground, beneath a canopy of the plant's leaves. This was a hot day, and the leaves were drooping on their stalks, exposing the flowers. Adding to that was the slight slope to the ground which made it possible to position the camera at about the same level as the flowers.

DP141-2015 Posted Thursday, May 21

Taken May 18, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor.

Title: Wild Ginger Blossoms - Usually hidden under the leaves

Don't forget tomorrow's (Friday's) Lexicon challenge, week #2. Have a little fun and join in.

Thanks for all the kind comments to recent posts to the DailyPhotos community. All are very much appreciated.

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It is rare to get a chance to see blossoms of this plant (Asarum canadense, Canadian wild ginger).  They appear close to the ground, beneath a canopy of the plant's leaves.  This was a hot day, and the leaves were drooping on their stalks, exposing the flowers.  Adding to that was the slight slope to the ground which made it possible to position the camera at about the same level as the flowers.  DP141-2015  Posted Thursday, May 21  Taken May 18, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor.  Title:  Wild Ginger Blossoms - Usually hidden under the leaves  Don't forget tomorrow's (Friday's) Lexicon challenge, week #2.  Have a little fun and join in.  Thanks for all the kind comments to recent posts to the DailyPhotos community.  All are very much appreciated.
It is rare to get a chance to see blossoms of this plant (Asarum canadense, Canadian wild ginger). They appear close to the ground, beneath a canopy of the plant's leaves. This was a hot day, and the leaves were drooping on their stalks, exposing the flowers. Adding to that was the slight slope to the ground which made it possible to position the camera at about the same level as the flowers.

DP141-2015 Posted Thursday, May 21

Taken May 18, Nichols Arboretum, Ann Arbor.

Title: Wild Ginger Blossoms - Usually hidden under the leaves

Don't forget tomorrow's (Friday's) Lexicon challenge, week #2. Have a little fun and join in.

Thanks for all the kind comments to recent posts to the DailyPhotos community. All are very much appreciated.

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