The other thread already had 92 posts on it so I am opening this one. There is still a blue pin on the other one. This is not for cats and dogs as we have so many threads already for them. Cats I mean. This is for beautiful scenery or wild life and flowers etc. Don't forget the birds too.
We are keeping these threads blue pinned so they will never be lost.
This was taken last summer 2007.
WOW! Full thread already! That's great, love the participation! Thanks everyone!
Janie that's a great shot of a squirrel! They just dont cooperate for me!
Moon with Leaves - I've been trying and trying to shoot the moon again! Had few, clear, cold, nights lately with a gorgeous full moon! No success! Dont know if its me, the camera, or a combo?! My first camera, same kind, did better! This one, a replacement, used, is stubborn!
Janie-What a beautiful shot of our little friend the squirrel-looks so cute !!I love watching them just eating their nuts up on a branch so peaceful.
Thanks Chrissy, Thanks Meralyn.
This was taken at the Wv state capital. They are pretty tame there.
Meralyn , Thats a great shot of the moon. I can't get a shot that close. I need another lens.
Meralyn-That is a beautiful shot of the moon,I don't know how I missed that earlier when I came on here but I didn't see it until now.Beautiful.
Donna this meet two of your requirements a flower and a bug.
I finally got a minute to go back and look at the last of the other thread. Thank you Deb, Janie, Pennie and Meralyn for the comments on my beaded flowers beading is my true passion.
Sunny I love the swans that photo has such a tranquil feel to it. Deb is that your dog? She is so cute she reminds me of our dogs they always have a tennis ball in there mouth. Your photo of the mountains is breathtaking. Janie I love squirrels it is hard to catch them siting still and not fighting. Meralyn beautiful as always.
Small stream under huge pile of driftwood on the beach where I walk. This is something I've been striving to do, photograph running water showing the rocks beneath with a digital camera! I have achieved it well with my film camera but am having a devil of a time with my dig!!! This photo is slightly out of focus in the foreground as I was focusing behind the front log. Also, there wasn't much light so the camera used a slow shutter speed (auto setting), hence the runny look to the water. That effect can be fun sometimes, though, if your experimenting with different speeds for runny or lots of water droplets. Feel free to comment, give advice, experiences, and post like pix. (odd corner chop happened in down loading! Strange!!!)
Lila - lovely clear shot of the little yellow crocus, I believe? And thanks ladies!
This was taken 1/26/08. We could see him in a fiield above a house nearby. About 250 to 300 feet away. Can't wait to get a new lens for the camera.
I have a DSLR Canon Rebelxt. I wish this had been more clearer ,but it was too far away. Thought you may like to see what is so close to the house.
Love the water. This is very good.
Lila, the crocus is very good too. Have they come up yet?
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Meralyn, yes it is a crocus and thank you. Janie, no they have not come up yet darn it, I took that last spring. Penny no I do not sell my photos, but that question flatters me. I am lucky with the way they have turned out I have a Kodak Easy Share cx7430 4 mega pixel camera with 3x optical zoom so I am really limited in what I can do. I mostly got it to photograph my bead work, but I do love photography so I play a lot. I really want to upgrade but I can not afford it. I would love to get the Pentax KD100, I have the k1000 now so I could swap accessories. Last time I looked they were still like $500.00 ouch.
Meralyn, the picture is beautiful. It looks like a painting to me the way the water is shown in motion.
Penny, if you put your beautiful kitties in one of our threads they will stay there forever. We have a black and white cat thread I believe or tuxedo thread. Click on the cat lovers index thread to see these threads.
Gee ladies, thanks! And Donna you just crack me up! You must have accidentally set your camera on movie mode!? I've done that before, its a riot!
I just got home from Harry's, driving VERY CAREFULLY as its a sheet of ice out there. Snow at his place, higher than mine, but coming out turned to sleet and freezing, WOW!!! My patio is like an ice rink and that's really unusual conditions for here! I could see the snow on the hills when I went, didn't look like here, more like Alaska! I'll try to get some pix tomorrow. Harry's dinner was superb, will tell you about it tomorrow elsewheres! Good night!
Meralyn-What a beautiful picture of your stream, just so relaxing to sit there watch it,listen to it and be able to just think.I love sitting at streams like that.
Janie-Once again, you caught a beautiful picture of a little raccoon out for his walk looking for food-I love it.I love nature and wildlife pictures.It's nice to see them living and enjoying life the way it should be.
Thank you both for posting those pictures.
Hello everyone! I do believe I need a new camera! I used to shoot with a 35mm but got the digital from my son and it is so much easier to use - no waiting for pics. I could not find a good place to develop, either. Anyway - Janie I love your squirrel and raccoon - Lila what a beautiful crocus, and Meralyn, another great moon shot - love the water, too. I took a waterfall close up that came out just like I wanted it too - once - but I would have to scan it. I made my daughter pull off the road when we saw this doe standing so perfectly in the trees!. Don't remember who asked, (sorry!!!) but, yes, the pup is mine. She's 3 months old and already loves tennis balls. I'm really interested to know about "good" digital cameras. Anybody??
Racky Teaching Baby - this is a very old film photo which I scanned and it broke up, pixels! I'm going to try to scan it into another program, save it differently, and perhaps can get better results?! This dear, sweet mother raccoon came here with her babies every year for food until she just wore out, I guess, and disappeared, much to my sorrow! Now her children and grandchildren come and one is as sweet as she was.
Janie - I'm sorry I was feeling so badly that I forgot to address your answer on your camera. You mentioned that you are using a DSLR Cannon Rebel XT, it is one of the highest rated digital DSLR's on the market, or was, has a lot of competion now, including the new Sony. I have a Cannon Rebel 2000 film camera and have gotten some really good shots with it, including the Heavenly Gulls shot. Since I have a couple of lenses I tried the Rebel XT body but was not satisfied, especially for the price. To me the macro shots were softer than I got with my Konica Minolta Dimage Z6. But it IS a great camera!
Deb - thanks re photo. I have researched digital cameras quite a bit a couple of years ago but there are so many new ones on the market that its really confusing. I can tell you this - you want as much MP's as possible, same with shutter speed, f'stops, resolution, etc. Also opticals X (zoom) if you want that. Then there is ergonomics, how does it feel in your hands, usability, etc. I bought mag's, studied everything, charts, even consumer reports and came up with three straight digital cameras that answered my demands: Fuji 9000, Panasonic (can't remember model?!), and the one I ended up buying as it was on sale, also was a display model so even cheaper, the Konica mentioned above. If your young enough, healthy enough, I'd go DSLR but your going to be packing several lenses with you, plus, probably, a tripod! The top DSL'Rs at this time are Canon, Nikon, and Sony. Sony bought out Minolta and is incorporating some of its features. The problem with Sony is that you can not use other lenses such as Sigma or Tamron, which would be a deffinite draw-back to me! OK, enough or I'll write a book! If you have other questions fire away and if I cant answer them I know Sunny can, when it gets technical I'm at a loss! Thanks ladies, I LOVE THIS!!!
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It is snowing here again and this time I got out early and got a couple of nice shots (I will not let a cold stop me). I am looking forward to spring so I can post flowers without recycling last years pictures . The way it is coming down there will probably be more to come. If any one gets as sick of my snow pictures as I am of the snow tell me to stop.
Deb G-What a beautiful shot of the deer in the woods with the snowy backround.See I love that.
Meralyn-Your racoons are just precious.I have a family of raccoons that come every night to my home.I am sorry your mama raccoon got tired and wore out but she showed her family where to go and who would feed them.
Lila- A nice shot of just the snow.Ladies I love all these pictures, just of wildlife,the wilderness and nature the best things in life next to my cats!!
Thanks all of you-
Lila - Your snow shots are just fabulous! I will never tire of seeing them! I love the clarity, color, and composition! You have a very artistic mind! Keep up the good work girl! Thanks for sharing!P.S. But how did you keep your camera dry?!
And thank you very much ladies!
Taken in the Redwoods - Calif, of course! I scanned it and forgot to crop the outer edges oops!
Lila, I never tire of looking at snow pictures but, like you, I do get sick of the real thing! We've got 2 feet on the ground with drifts as high as 5 feet and it is snowing again! Your photos are good ! Very artistic.
Meralyn, thank you for the info on cameras. I am going to save my not buying cigs money to get a new camera! I want to be able to zoom in without getting distortion.
Thank you for your comments, Chrissy! I love seeing everyones art, too.
I love fall colors - this one was taken in Oregon.
Deb I love your photos. The fall leaves are beautiful. I guess I have to stop complaining about the snow we only get a few inches then it melts them dose it again. The ground around here is turning to soup. O.k. here is my snow pictures from today I got out before the snow started melting and the ground felt like you are walking on quick sand.
I like the way this one came out.
Lila-Those snow pictures are fabulous!!!
Driftwood on the beach last year. I had fun turing this blk & wh., probably should post the colored one so you can compare. The weather has been so nasty that I can't get out and shoot something new for you!
FANTASTIC PIX LADIES!!! Just beautiful!!! Keep 'em com'n!
I've had nasty teachers in the past, too, in various classes, and I DO know how it can effect your confidence! I'm so very glad that your enjoying posting here in the "Cat's" threads! GOOD FOR YOU!!!
Meralyn I love that drift wood. You are amazing I don't know how long I stared at that photo. The wave in the background gives the impression that the photo is alive.
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Driftwood with Eyehole - here's the original, finally! I thought I already had it loaded in Photobucket but didn't so had to find in My Pix and load and then resize! This has been enhanced a little and sharpened so its not quite the original pic.
Thank you very much Lila! One of these shots had a seagull in the middle of the eyehole view of beach but saddly the log was way out of focus!
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Meralyn-Tis driftwood photo is amazing.I looked at it and then in the backround to the water and it is so pretty and soothing to just stare at.You guys have some nice shots in here I wish I could post what you have posted but I'm not goodd at things like that other than snapping pictures of my cats and my ferals!!! Thanks again love these pictures.
I just had to share these - took them a bit ago. We are in a blizzard!!! Meralyn, Love the driftwood and Lila, again, very artistic and beautiful to look at! This is fun, ladies! I look forward to getting in here every day to see the new pics!
Deb that is snow. Wow those are not snow flakes they are snow balls. I am curious how tall is that fence? The snow here is nothing compared to that. We are in the foot hills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. In a normal year we get snow a few times a year. This year ever since Christmas it has been on snow storm after another we have 2 more lined up then it looks like we might get to dry out. I hope so the daffodils are just starting to sprout and I hate it when they get rained or snowed on.
I took this about 20 years ago (it is my water shot that came out the way I wanted it!) Taken in the Sierra Nevadas. Hi Lila - that fence is about 4 feet tall. There is supposed to be a 6 inch gap under the gate. My husband had completely cleaned off the deck just 2 days ago! I had to go out to feed my horse and I fell into a drift and was nearly buried! My dogs were all over me like I was playing with them. Wind is blowing about 35 miles an hour. This is the worst winter I've ever seen!!
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Deb I love that water fall. Our snow storms are noting compared to yours but here are a couple of shots from March '06 that was the worst storm we have had in recent years. I am starting a album of snow pictures on my profile page if any one is interested.
These are not artistic I am posting them just because I thought people might find them interesting.
Done, Deb. Would you like me to remove the one requesting me to remove the dupe.
Well Meralyn I've hunted and hunted but I can't find my "studio" any where I did however find lots of pictures, OK, a few pictures, that are very similar to the photos that everyone else has posted, snow on trees, close up of logs, sunsets/rises, bright autmum leaves, etc.
And please, keep them coming. I'm loving them all.
Pennie, I believe you asked if the swans are mine. No they belong to mother nature We have a couple of ponds near me and they both have a mating pair in them. And Meralyn they do come from Europe originally. They came over a few centuries ago when the British I believe wanted swans in the ponds around their estates. I guess they must like it here since they've been here ever since I'd love to find the picture I have of one of them on a near frozen pond. It's one of the few I ever was allowed to framed and hang, the wife's a -itch, and calls them dust collectors, but at 11x14 they're kind of hard to scan. I shot one in b&w and one in color. Maybe I should just take a picture of the pictures.
Beatiful pictures everyone. I couldn't get over the shot where it was snowing snowballs. Can't call those things flurries.
Dona those are lucky kitties you have. We have a furl cat that showed up her about a month ago. We do not know if it is a he or a she we are trying to tame it but I feel so sorry for it in this weather. It stays in a out building but I know how cold the poor baby must be.
I shot this last year while on the beach watching another storm coming in! They are warning that we'll be hit tonight and possibly snow! Wish it would let up for a bit so I could get out and walk, I'm going stir-happy! But these storms are magnificent, fun to watch from a safe place, and great to photograph, if you remember your camera!!! I usually forget mine!
Ooooh, Meralyn! How beautiful!!
Be careful with that snow storm. I hope it passes by you!!
Beautiful shot of that storm coming Meralyn.
I have a couple more yards not showing in the pics. Just want to mention Lila that you can put some straw in the areas for the feral or use blankets and heating pads. I have 7 heating pads and blankets hooked up now, plus loads of straw.
I am impressed! Wow! I am speechless! All the pictures are wonderful! I hope I can post some too, but I am a little ashamed to do so after seeing all of these. The moon with the leaves is a true work of art. Donna the first picture of your yard looks like a beautiful scene.
Keep up the good work. I have been missing so much!
The beautiful little falls that Butte Falls, Oregon, was named after. I shot this a few years ago with film so this is a scanned photo.
Sarah - I'm sorry but I just am not an expert on cameras. Maybe Sunny can help? How old is your camera, is it still under warranty? Can you take it in to the dealer? Sure hope its a minor problem!
Your all doing a great job and no one should feel shy about posting their pix here. If you like them and want to share them with us we'd love to have them!
Sugar - thanks, and come on in here! Thank you all
Okay, we got it fixed now!
I'm so sorry Christina, I had to remove a couple of your posts to correct the problem. I'm very sorry
Do you want to try & repost it for us?
I would be happy to. I am so sorry that picture caused so many problems. I don't have a clue as to what happened. I am going to try to post it again and hope that it doesn't mess anything up. If it does, I will not be upset if you have to delete it again. Here is the picture of a waterfall that we took while on vacation in New Hampshire back in October....
Christina - your photo went to the top of my page, too! I thought, in my gentle lady-like way, what the hell?! So I went out hoping it would correct itself but Donna & Sandy took care of it. Good! I also went to the voting thread and tried to get in and lost contact! I decided at that time it was a good time to do my excercises and wear off steam! Along with P & V !!!
Your waterfall pic is beautiful and thanks re mine, too!
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That is a great picture, Christina! Very nice!! Thanks for reposting it!
Hi Meralyn!!Your photo is beautiful!
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I am glad that it stopped dominating everyone's computer...lol. See you all tomorrow.
Christina that was a beautiful picture of a falls.
I just looked at the first thread of Meralyn and Sunny's photography! I only have one word for all the photos......
Gee Ladies, thanks! I have a couple more shots of the falls at Butte Falls, closer up, which I'll save to post tomorrow. They are closer, different angles, f-stops, etc. I was shooting on manual and trying for different effects. I wanted to go back up there, with all my heart, last year, planning on taking Harry, but he fell and broke his wrist and it was down-hill from there on, old Lolli, whatever!!! I stayed up there with my grandfather when I was a kid. Wonderful memories and more recent photos to share. Later gang. Nite nite!
P.S. Shutter speed and f-stops do NOT work the same in digital as in film cameras!!!
I scanned this one of the Rogue River outside Grants Pass. (forgot to crop out the edges, again!) I pulled these photos out of my Oregon photo album - now I really remember why I didn't want to leave Oregon! Meralyn - as always, absolutely gorgeous shot! Christine, what a great falls shot. Thanks, so much, to everyone posting such wonderful comments.
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Two more shots of Butte Falls just outside the little town, high up in the Cascades in Oregon, with that name. These were shot with fairly fast speeds hence the water droplets show up instead of a runny look. I also shot this with a slow speed (film/scanned pix) but havn't found those photos yet.
Deb - wonderful pic of the Rogue River near G.P! Thank you so very much for posting it for us! Oregon realy IS PICTURESQUE!!!
And thanks to everyone else, too! Keep up the great work gang, and keep posting!
NO SNOW!!!!! I went out this morning to get a new batch of photos and I am happy with what I came back with here are a few there are more in a album title "scenic" on my page.
Deb, Christina, Meralyn I love all of your water fall pictures.
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Lila - Beautiful pix! I love the macro work on the branch!
Wonder how that would look if you cropped down more?
Deb G- What a beautiful scene of the river, just so soothing and relaxing to look at.
Lila-Nice shot of the open sky and I really loved that raindrop you caught, almost clinging but almost ready to drop just so nice see I would've never thought to take a photo of that,I am not creative like that.That was a great idea you had.
Love the pictures ladies.
Meralyn thank you for your comment and advice here is the original pic cropped and it brought some friends
Chrissy thank you I glad you liked both shots I had trouble picking which sky picture I was going to post. I am luck to live in the country where there is lots of open sky.
After I cropped this one I think that it is the best you can even see the pine needles reflecting in the water droplets.
Lila - WOW!!! Great work! And yes, I agree with you, I think the pineneedles with water droplets is the best, too! Wonderful macro work! The color, clarity, focus are fabulous!!! And hey, your not stretching this thread! We're here to not only share but learn from each other.
Keep up the good work everyone and share as much as you want to.
I got out for a walk on the beach today and will share a couple pix later. Have a great weekend!
I took that awhile back, from my backyard.
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This thread is turning out to be far more than I had ever expected. So glad it was Donna's idea.
I don't think we had a clue as to how many GREAT photographers are also cat lovers Makes my day.
Meanwhile I have to get the scanner warmed up so I can show off (yeah right) my JUNK
I don't recall which thread is was in, but Sugar asked if there is a way to save threads for future reference once they go into archive. Well the answer is very simple. Of course you can All you need to do is bookmark it, or save the link in note pad or the like, paste it in your browser and viola, it will come back up. I keep a folder in IE named Care2 Thread Links. Any time I need to go back I look there first.
Here's a b&w that was hand tinted with oils. After all I have to put up a photo once in a while now don't I.
PS. If at all possible please try to keep your photos under the 800X600 range, preferably 640x480, since larger pictures widen the thread and we have to scan back and forth to see them. Plus the larger to photo the longer it takes to load for our dial up people.
Photos in Care2 albums are auto resized so no matter how big the original is the copy will fit this format.
Management thanks very much.
A couple more hand tints.
Kim at 17 or so.
I don't know if it was just my computer or not, but the photo Liz posted didn't completely load. Too big? I'm not on dial up, but it sems to be taking a long time for the thread to load. Is that a Care2 thing?
Sunny, I am really glad you posted since this is 1/2 your thread I love your tinted BW's!
Can't wait to see your latest, Meralyn!
Small waterfall, a tiny tributary of the Rogue River above Gold Beach, Oregon. I shot this on a slow shutter speed to get the runny look in the water. No tripod so a little out of focus.
Aiz - gorgeous sunset! Thanks for sharing with us!
Sunny - I love your photography! Wondeful tinting effects, too!
I will say here, too, that I always shoot with Fine (high-quality JPEG image) setting, ONLY! I dont think its worth taking pix unless you do. And thanks everyone!
Friends for the moment. The Cardinal and the Hairy woodpecker waiting for lunch. Wasn't a minite and the woodpecker pecked the Cardninal, probably didn't like what he had to say. He flew down to the feeder.
Janie-I love your cardinal and Hairy the woodpecker,how beautiful they look just waiting to eat.
Donna-I forgot to mention days ago when you posted your pictures of the snow scene how much i enjoyed them.Not only does the snow make it a beautiful scene but your furangels do too.You have alot of little house for them to shelter in which is wonderful.Thanks again I love the pictures and sorry I did not mention it when you first posted them.
At the risk of repeating myself, I really appreciate good photography and admire the shooters. This thread is a real jewel and I thank all of you for sharing your work. Great shots!
Wow are you lot talented!
I'll get to work on my holiday pics I shot a whole 2GB card full, but don't worry I won't put them all up!
This is one of my favorite haunts, the beach by Prince Island. The island really is nothing but a huge hunk of rock but it is beautiful. That's it in the background with the hole in it. I want to try to shoot it during a sunset but hard to time that just right.
This photo was so big and powerful that it would not even down-size in P-Bucket! I had to do it in www.shrinkpictures.com , which is a good place and fairly quick, depending on the size of your photo, but then you have to save it somewhere like My Pictures before you can load it into your care2 album, or P-Bucket! Oh yes - Sunny, the photo loaded very quickly into my care2 album after re-sizing so you must be right about the size! But why do some of them load?!
I have sharpened and enhanced this photo a bit as it was a very dark, gloomy day and my camera had a hard time coping with the light, or lack of such!!! Consequently the ocean & sky turned out white! Also, I shot this from the bluff where the Tolowa Rancheria Cemetary is located (I have permission to do so), at quite a distance!
Janie - that is an absolutely adorable pic of the Cardinal & Hairy Woodpecker! Maybe they are lonesome?!
I am so thrilled by the participation here! And, thank you everyone!!!
Meralyn. I'm beginning to think you live in Paradise Your not only great with the camera, the scenery is gorgeous too.
Oh! You mean I finally got something right. I found out about that size stuff by trying to upload 8 meg pictures and having only one show up. I resized them and got the rest to load.. It's live & learn type thingie
How's these two or 3.
April under ice
These are Kim (who else) Under Ice
From what I remember , we had an ice storm and I had them go outside so I could get pictures through the frozen screen. I'm a bad daddy.
Looks like I tortured a bottle of Coke also
Sunny - WOW!!! Arn't you the creative genius!!! I would never have dreamed of such an inventive trick! And the results - FABULOUS!!! BRAVO!!!
And thanks for the kind words. Yes, I do live in a paradise, of sorts, when it wants to be! Was colder than a well diggers "beep" today down on the beach! I had to force myself out, then practiced shooting the stream on different settings. Will share later. And thank you for sharing with us, too!