Monday, August 29, 2016

I Like my Broccoli Macro Style

I belong to a photography group on Facebook called "Macro Photo Challenges". 

Every week the admins come up with a challenge for that week and that's is the only photo you are allowed to post.  There is no prize money but a judge chooses the winners and finalists (runners up).  
They have a gold for 1st place, a silver for 2nd place and a bronze for 3rd place. Then they choose five finalists too. 

This past week the challenge was Fruits and Vegetables. 
There were alot of entries and I didn't want to do the same as everyone else. 
It took me awhile but finally I thought....Broccoli. 

This is the image I entered. 


I was awarded a finalist.  

Here are a few other images I contemplated on but didn't enter. 





Oh and the week before the category was cutlery. 


This is my Gold prize winning entry. 

Sooooo how do you like your broccoli??

Well I'm off to work now. Have a great evening everyone.

Linking with MACRO MONDAY 2.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Miles & Miles of Fence

and critters too. 

This is some of the fences around the farm at Penn's Cave
 






Linking with Tex at Run Around Ranch for GOOD FENCES 
and 
Nick at NixPages for FRIDAY GREENS
and 
Eileen at Viewing Nature with Eileen for SATURDAY'S CRITTERS

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hummers

We have had alot of hummingbird activity at our feeders this summer.  I think we are making nectar just about every day at least every other day.  So one pleasant evening I tried to capture some as they flew in for the evening feeding. 

her tongue is sticking out.








I think these are all ruby throated hummers but I'm not positive about the hummer in the second image because of the different spots on the throat. I googled hummer images and some indicate this could be a male juvenile ruby throated, but it kind of looks like a female broad tailed. Their range however is in the west.   

Maybe one of you bird experts out there can verify. 

Linking with Stewart for WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY 
&
Anni for I'D RATHER B BIRDIN.

Wow I just realized this is my 401st post. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sugar Valley Barns ~ Part 5

Ok so tonight I'm finishing my Sugar Valley Barn series. 












Linking with Tom at Back Roads Traveller for

THE BARN COLLECTIVE.

Wishing you all a wonderful week. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Floating Flowers

These flowers enchant me.  I have no idea what the name of them is. 
They make my shutter finger just itch to try to capture them. 
I like to experiment with my macro lens as wide open as I can get. 
I love to see the stems disappear and the background blur. 

The only problem with that is it gives a very shallow depth of field so only a small spot is in focus and sometimes barely that it seems. 

So I tried. I hope you enjoy my floating flowers. 













Sharing with Nick at FLORAL FRIDAY FOTOS

& Denise at An English Girl Rambles for TODAYS FLOWERS.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.