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16 May 2008

First flower

First flower

Not posted any photographs for quite a while because of the madness that was doodle week! Don't worry doodles will be back shortly.
I finally figured out after a year how to take photographs of flowers, so here is the best shot of the day.

21 comments:

  1. Pictures like this make the act of drawing a flower seem completely inadequate. Perfect.

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  2. I like to take closeup photos of flowers too. Don't tell anyone. Also sunsets and moons. Yes moons. Well, not closeups of moons or sunsets. You know. Take a picture of a sunset for me sometime. You may become addicted. Of course, Francis can probably paint one. It would be abstract though. Probably sort of surreal, like "Starry NIght", I am thinking. I'll show you some of mine sometime.

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  3. Absolutely lovely.

    I'm still trying to figure out flowers myself. Those macro shots are challenging.

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  4. OK, spill your guts...how do you get the shot? Then, tell me why the blogger comment box is way kilter?

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  5. What I meant to say was "way off kilter", but I couldn't see the whole comment box. :-P

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  6. Might be one of your plugins Carol, as it works (as every it does!) for me.

    Very pretty, Claire. Been playing with macros?

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  7. Nice photo Claire ... keep on shooting!

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  8. And I hope one day you'll share the secret of how it's done! :)

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  9. That's really lovely! I like the curly bits in the middle. You have a really lovely site, lots of nice photos to look at. I will be here for a little bit, exploring.

    Today at my place, I have some philosophical questions about blogging and one’s obligation to one’s subscribers. Would love to hear everyone’s opinion, so come on by and leave your thoughts if you’ve got a spare moment.

    Tink *~*~*
    My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

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  10. Nice flower, better than doodles.

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  11. hey red! i like it...

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  12. Lovely shot. I do have the urge to do a little more doodling even though I didn't do all the last weeks ones...

    Hope you don't mind but I tagged you!

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  13. Hi :D nice blog :) Can we ex-change link ?

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  14. Woo hoo! Well done, Claire. Onward and upward!!

    Bobbie

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  15. Now that's a lovely pic!!! Awesome.

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  16. you are getting really good, girl! Love this shot.

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  17. Lovely photo. Our snow has just gone it will be a while before we see flowers.

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  18. Nice shot! It took me to find out I even had a Macro feature on my camera. See, it pays to read the instruction booklets. LOL! I missed a lot of flower shots that just came out blurry the minute I snapped the picture. Not any more. :-)

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  19. @franscud, but the drawings show how you actually see a flower, which is what I find interesting :)

    @lisa365, Cheers :)

    @relaxmax,I have not attempted a sunset shot yet, so I may just take up that challenge.

    @hayley, Cheers hayley, they are very bloody challenging indeedy :)

    @carol, Hmm I am not the best person to ask about how I took it but I may attempt a post on it. Do you use greasemonkey plugin? that makes comment box a bit funny.

    @Alison, Yes I have finally figured out which button to press! whoops :)

    @Dale, Cheers for that and I will do :)

    @a, Well seeing as your the second person to ask, I think I will have to do a post on it.

    @tink, Thanks for that Tink! I am way behind in the blog visiting but will be over at some point.

    @sarge, wash your mouth out!

    @empress bee, cheers me dears :)

    @lady banana, thanks and you better keep on doodling as I have already had some ideas about the next challenge.

    @e-tavasi, that would be a NO!

    @akelamalu, thank you very much :)

    @bobbie, I am slowly getting the hang of this camera, next camera here I come! (in about a year).

    @Jillian, Ta very much like :)

    @Petra, Thanks ever so much! still waiting to see some more of your photographs :)

    @vic grace, I am looking forward to seeing them when they come out :)

    @2sweetnsaxy, you got me! I haven't read the booklets at all and now feel a bit daft. I guess I am a more trial and error kind of person. But I need to read up on it otherwise I will never get any better.

    :)

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