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Flower of the Day 7/20/19

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.”
Edwin Curran

The plant that yields this flower is what started my venture in gardening. The Luffa plant.

It was the first one planted and the last to flower.

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Wordless Wednesday

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Prima Ballerina

Recently I have not taken many picture but I am trying to get back into the swing of things.  I bought these flowers a while ago and can not remember their name (nothing new for me). I like how the buds hang low and then when it blooms the petals go up with a little swirl to them.

Prima Ballerina

Prima Ballerina

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The Beetle Bush

I do not know the name of this tree so I decided to call it the “Beetle Bush”.  As I looked to find a good flower cluster to photograph I noticed that it was full of beetles either flying around or mating (and there was a lot of that going on).

If you look closely you can see two beetles mating.

~~ Beetle Bush 1 ~~

~~ Beetle Bush 1 ~~

~~ Beetle Bush 2 ~~

~~ Beetle Bush 2 ~~

 

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Just a Rose

#blackrose

#blackrose

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Wordless Wednesday: When I Grow up

 

When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

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Lunchtime pictures

Here are just a few of the shots taken at the 2015 Philadelphia Flower Show.  Many more to follow.

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Basic Photography Class Day 1

I started a basic photography class that is offered by the community college recently so I can learn to get out of the auto+ feature on my Sony @65.  By the description it seemed like it was going to be extremely basic and boring class but I took the leap of faith and enrolled.  I think this will be anything but boring, the instructor is very energetic.  

On the first day the instructor assigned 3 homework assignments:

1-Take 3 pictures of anything in the following views birdseye, wormseye and standard. 

2-Select a picture from a magazine or the internet and recreate it (that’s going to be fun).

3-Take a picture of myself and it does not have to be a portrait (I hate my pictures so I was glad to hear that it does not have to be a portrait.

Here are the initial results for assignment 1, this may change when I finally turn in the assignment.

 

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Wormseye view

Wormseye view

Wormseye view

Wormseye view

Standard View

Standard View

Birdseye View

Birdseye View

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Assignment 3 – Self Portrait

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Just me!

Just me!

Another day at Moms

Maro Photography-2

After I lefNew Brooklyn Lake Park  I went to my mother’s house and took some pictures of her flowers.  There is always a wide variety to choose from.

Although I used a Macro Lens I need to either learn to use properly or upgrade to another type as most of the pictures look the same as if it were taken with a regular kit lens.  But I like them anyway.

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Bleeding Hearts - My 2nd favorite flower

Bleeding Hearts – My 2nd favorite flower

Every wonder why God made this flower look like our hearts?

Every wonder why God made this flower look like our hearts?

Bleeding Hearts

A gift from my brother to our mother, a Dogwood Tree.

A gift from my brother to our mother, a Dogwood Tree.

Bloom on a Dogwood Tree

Bloom on a Dogwood Tree

A center view

A center view

To the sky I grow.

To the sky I grow.

Dogwood trees

Wisteria Bloom

Wisteria Bloom

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Wisteria

Another Galaxy-Dandelion

Another Galaxy-Dandelion

Weed or Flower

Weed or Flower?

Dandelion

 

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