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Meralyn & friends photography & digital art #30
8 years ago
Hello photography lovers! Welcome!! This is the spot where we share our photos of things in our lives besides our furkids.
Here is the link to our last photo thread....
 
Note: Please resize your photos to no wider than 640 pixels- and post your pics one on top of the other (not side by side) if you are posting more than one, so we don't have to scroll to read any posts.  
 
Okay, everybody, get those cameras clicking and come join in the fun!! And please, don't  be shy, all our welcome to post here! 
Reposted/last thread FROM MERALYN
8 years ago

Snowbells

Snowbells or Snowdrops?  I'm not sure of the name but I do not think they are wild?  I believe there must have been a farm house in the area at some time in the past, hence the daffys, too!? I shot these little beauties just below the daffys, the same day, along a creek bank.  There is a large area of them and I have photographed them in the past.  But they, too, were blooming early, sheltered by the willows growing there, teased out by our false Spring!

I darkened this shot, using the shadow "thingey", and sharpened a little to POP THEM OUT!!!  This done in Picasa, I do like their edit program!

Again - comments welcome!

Have a great day Shutterbugs and get out, and off that couch, if you can!?  Its trying to be sunny here, were supposed to have a few days of it, THANK YOU GOD!!!  Bundle up and go forth and seek what you can find?

FROM ANGEL :)
8 years ago
 
Great pics everyone...

Meralyn, those lavendar crocuses are FAB.  They should be in a flower magazine or printed large format!!!  Such detail and excellent composition.  The snow bells (?) are lovely as well.

Love all the bird pics, those red birds in the tree are so stunning.  I have never seen a bird like that and you have them flying around?  HOW VERY COOL!

It's nice seeing all the different birds from different places.

Thank you all for sharing!

8 years ago
Angel - thank you!  And its good to hear from you again, too!
8 years ago
Bye the way - I finally got around to Googling the Snowbells and they are Snowdrops (Galanhus), better late then never! And they are a garden flower, bulb.  Ooppss! Sorry about that!
8 years ago

bulbs or not, they are very pretty!

8 years ago
Just so beautiful again, Meralyn!

If you ever come across lily of the valley, that would be special for me.
8 years ago
Thank you ladies!  Much appreciated! And Sandrea, I'll keep a look out for it.
8 years ago

Meralyn, your flowers are so beautiful. Hope to see some color around here in about a month from now. More bird pics. The first one is of the Blue Jay, Cardinal, a Dove and a female cardinal.

At the feeder

This is a Tufted Titmouse.

Tufted Titmouse

8 years ago

Janie, those pictures are lovely, how cute the birdies! That brown is the Cardinal female? I did not know female was so different from male...

8 years ago

Janie - Wonderful photos and so very colorful with the beautiful variety of birds!  Lucky you!  I especially like the little titmouse!

Ana - the tan bird on top of the bird feeder is a dove.  The brown bird behind the red cardinal is the female cardinal, I think?  There are hundreds to learn!



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Primrose in the Rain, 2008
8 years ago

Red & Yellow Primrose

This is one of my primroses from last year.  Mine are blooming now, have been for a few weeks, but they are rather tattered from the hail storms we had, consequently using a pic from last year.

8 years ago

Janie, how wonderful that you attract such lovely birds to your feeder.

Meralyn, that primrose is just outstanding... very sweet!

8 years ago

Meralyn!  I think i've figured something out with my camera....when i see a good shot, it take a pic and it seems that the camera takes too long to "snap it", then it comes out blurry.

8 years ago

Thank you Ladies, for the lovely comments on my birds. We will have to enjoy them this winter as I am supposed to be moving in the spring. Where we are moving it is not planted for the wildlife. Houses are about 30 to 40 ft apart if that.But I have already been planning what I will do to get birds and butterflys to my garden.

Meralyn, You have the most wonderful flowers, so vibrant. I loved the daffidils that you posted a few days ago. I used to have a lot of flowers. Oh well I soon will again.

Can't wait until spring, its been to cold here. It looked like a blizzard this morning.Very cold icy wind too.

8 years ago

Thank you very much ladies!  And good luck on your move Janie.

Sandrea - if your camera is real slow, shutter speed and recovery speed, then if you move a little or the subject does it will be blurred.

I managed a short walk today and I saw a new hawk, new to me anyway, it was so exciting!  I got some pix and will share when I can.

Lace Cap Hydrangea, dry, Feb 2009
8 years ago

Lace Cap Hydrangea, Dry

My Lace Cap Hydrangea, dry winter flowers.  the pattern and colors intrigued me.  I tried photographing them but was not happy with the results.  I may have waited too long.

8 years ago

How nice, winter flowers.  I like dried flower arrangements.

8 years ago

Thanks Sandrea.  I wasn't up to doing much of anything today.  I'll try to get more pix edited tomorrow.

8 years ago

Pileated Woodpecker flying from the tree outside my window to the feeder.

Pileated woodpecker

P woodpecker

The last one above he/she has a cardinal behind its head.

8 years ago

What a beautiful view out your window, Janie!
I see the Cardinal behind the Woodpeckers head..glad you pointed that out or i would have been wondering why so much red there.
This is such a wonderful thread to visit

8 years ago

Wonderful shots Janie!  You are so blessed to have such a large variety of beautiful birds!  Keep up the good work!

I have a couple pix of a hawk that is new to me, am going to the Bird thread to post them as I started with the hawks there.

Have a great weekend shutterbugs!  Hope you can get out for a walk with your cameras.I'm going to try but I'm afraid I've missed my window of opportunity, its threatening to rain!

8 years ago

Oh my-wonderful photos Meralyn and Janie!!! You two girls are pros! Ty for sharing your fantastic work with all of us.

Whinter Rhodie
8 years ago

Winter Rhodie

The early spring fooled many of our trees, bushes, and plants!  Some of the rhodies and camellias are blooming, much too early!

I actually shot this rhodie last winter, I think, but rather than go out in the rain to get a new shot I'm re-posting it.

Have a wonderful Sunday Shutterbugs!  I'm going to take it easy, I need to!  And Harry is going to cook for me this evening, HURRAY!!!With a little wine I'll be fine!

8 years ago
How nice to have pretty flowers blooming now.  Will they last through the Summer or will frost, if you get frost there, or other bad weather ruin them for this year?

When you drink your wine don't drink Bailey's shots with it like i did last night, arghhh!
8 years ago

 Sandrea!  Glad you had a good time last night!

Meralyn, that is one gorgeous Rhodie!!! And the color-WOW!! What a shot! You amaze me with your talent! Have a nice time with Harry! Tell him hello from us cat lovers.



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8 years ago

Meralyn, Love the flowers that you do. We won't have anything like that till May. I woke up to about 3 inches of snow this morning. Very cold too. It has caught this little Robin in the storm. I have two more Cardinal pics of the male and female in the storm.

robin

cardinal

female cardinal

8 years ago

Wow, Janie!  They look like beautiful post cards!

8 years ago

Thank you Sandrea,  That was what it was like today . Some of the snow has blew off the trees and some has melted too.

8 years ago

Wow Janie-Sandrea is right-they do look like post cards! Beautiful work!!!

From Yamilet! :)
8 years ago

(Yamilet, I re posted these for you. The pics we're side by side instead of on top of one another. It stretched the thread out too far. No harm done though, okay!? It's all good! And, thank you for sharing your lovely photos! We're so glad you joined us!)

All the pictures are beautiful!!! Congrat's to all the artists... I'm going to share some pics too yami-1.jpg Amanecer picture by yamilet

rainbow.jpg picture by yamilet

From Yamilet again...
8 years ago

(Thank you Yamilet!!)

These 2 photos were taken from the balcony of my home in Hormigueros, Puerto Rico. I hope you like it!!!

8 years ago

What a gorgeous view from you balcony, Yamilet!!

8 years ago

Gorgeous photos, Yamilet!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

8 years ago

Janie & Yamilet - FANTASTIC PHOTOS!!!!!!  Thank you both for sharing with us!!!

Sandy - thanks for your help sweetie!

Sandrea, I wouldn't dare mix Bailey's with my wine, chasers?!  My bod & brain wont take it anymore.  But I absolutely love Bailey's Irish Cream!!!  Had to quite buying that, too! LOL!!!

I think I'd better go take a little nap before tonight, sigh. And thanks everyone re my pix.  Carry on!

8 years ago

Yamilet, Those are the most wonderful pictures. I love sunrise/sunsets and rainbows. Very beautiful.

8 years ago

Thank you Sandy , Meralyn & Yamilet  about the comments on my pics.

8 years ago

Another friend at the feeder.

nutty

8 years ago

That looks like a sign of Spring.  Is that a current pic, Janie...did all that snow melt?  That's a cute squirrel...they all are

8 years ago

Fantastic shot, Janie!! I can't wait till spring!

8 years ago

Thanks ladies, That pic was about 2 weeks ago. But the snow is gone from around the feeder anyway . Love ya

Janie

Winter Camellia, February 2008
8 years ago

Camellia in the Winter

I actually shot this camellia last February, I do have a few trying to bloom now, but rather than fight with the rain I decided to just pull this one up again.

There is a camellia across the river that is covered with bright red blossoms!  Amazing!

Janie - adorable photo of a darling little squirrel!  Keep em com'en!

Happy shooting Shutterbugs, IF you can get outside, or just drive your cats and family practicing on them, LOL!

Primroses in My Garden, February 2009
8 years ago

Yellow Primroses

Orange Primroses

The yellow primroses are growing in my side garden, I can see them from my front room.  The lillies behind them are Harlequins, the buds have not come on yet.  The orange primrose grows in one of my half-wine barrel planters and that is the only blossom that was not ruined totally by the hail storms!

By the way, that last post was supposed to read "drive your cats and family mad by practicing on them"!  Sorry!

I got out yesterday, rained on me the last part of my walk, I got soggy, my camera a little wet, but dear Lord it felt good to get out!  It always raises my spirits and makes me feel better physically as well!  So bundle up Shutterbugs and get out when the weather will let you!Then you can always come back in and warm up in front of the fire with a hot drink! You bettcha!!!

8 years ago
 Wonderful pics, Meralyn! They are really beautiful!! Nice shooting!
8 years ago

Such pretty flowers.  They're making me think of Spring.  Last year it rained here almost everyday from one Winter to this Winter.  It was gloomy and ruined all the foliage.  So it's been a year and a half of lousy weather.  I'm so hoping we have a regular Spring and Summer here this year.
Thanks for the reminder of what beauty might come here soon

Orange Primrose in My Planter, February 2009
8 years ago

Orange Primroses

I have a few primroses growing in my wine half-barrel planters.  The rain and hail have ruined most of the blossoms but this one prevailed.  This is a little out of focus, darn.

And thanks Sandy & Sandrea!  I am wishing for a lovely spring for you! 

8 years ago

Oh that's just so pretty, Meralyn. 
My eyes must be out of focus just enough to make that look in focus
And, thanks for Spring wishes

8 years ago

Thank you very much Sandrea and your welcome! 

I've got a new cute one for you-all but have to do some other things first, then I'll get back in here.

Shutterbugs - go forth and produce, pix that is, LOL!

8 years ago

Hi all!

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I took this one on my mom's garden today. Ana

8 years ago

Very, very pretty, Ana



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8 years ago

Oh Ana, that is so beautiful!

8 years ago

Ana, Your pictures from your Mom's garden are just so  beautiful.

8 years ago
WOW!!!  Ana that is just gorgeous!  Is it an orchid?  Your doing a great job with your photography and thanks for sharing!
Very Small Daffys, March 2, 2009
8 years ago

Daffodils, small

These are very small daffodils, perhaps narcissus?  I found them yesterday in the park by the beach where I love to walk.  There  must have been a farm house there at one time as this is where I found the larger daffys, too, and the Snow drops.

We had a much needed sunny break in-between storms and I had a lovely walk even though it was a bit windy and chilly.

I had to get down on my knees in the wet grass and mud and use my elbows as a tripod to photograph these flowers, they were so short and small. Came home with muddy, grass stained knees on my jeans but I had a great time, I was in pig heaven!

I shot another robin, too, a very cooperative little doll!  Will post later for you.

The miserable weather is making it difficult to get out and shoot anything but dont give up!  Hope you all had a great day!?

8 years ago

Very beautiful, Meralyn!  So glad you enjoyed getting down and dirty.  I could use a little of that as stress relief!  Awesome shot!

8 years ago

Fantastic photo, Meralyn!!

8 years ago

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WONDERFUL PICTURES EVERYONE!!!

THIS IS THE NATIONAL FLOWER OF PUERTO RICO, "THE MAGA FLOWER"

8 years ago

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I DONT KNOW THE NAME OF THIS ONE BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL THAT I HAD TO TAKE A PICTURE OF IT.

8 years ago
Lucy, they really are very beautiful!!
8 years ago

Lucy!!! Those are AMAZING photos! Those flowers are gorgeous!!! Nicely done!!

Beautiful !
8 years ago

Just gorgeous Lucy ! Do you mind if I send it to my neighbour & friend ? luv sjg

Whooooooa
8 years ago

Beautiful !

8 years ago

Thank you Sandy, Sandrea and Sheila...no Sheila, I do not mind at all if you want to send them to friends.

8 years ago

Lucy - great photography!  Love the clarity, focus, color, super job!!!The top flower looks like what we call a hybiscus.  I'm not familiar with the last one.  Thank you very much for sharing with us!

And thanks ladies!

flowers
8 years ago

I suppose someone answered this already, but those gorgeous pictures - the first one is a beautiful red hibiscus, and the second one is pink bouganvilla (those are leaves, not flowers, BTW - the flowers are those little white cuties) - the leaves come in several colors.  Tropical flowers are so lovely! 

Pink Trillium
8 years ago

Trillium, Pink, II

A small, very short trillium that was planted many years ago by my mother, and is still blooming!  I had to get down on my knees, place a rock gently against the stem to hold it back so I could see its face, and use my elbows as a tripod.  My camera washed out the color!

Trillium, Pink

I enhanced the color, sharpened a little, and cloned out the hole in the one petal.

Thanks for the info on the flowers Bobbi!



This post was modified from its original form on 05 Mar, 18:28
8 years ago
Trilliums are Ontario's Provincial flower.  What a nice capture, although your enhancement is very good. 
Bless your mother for planting these, and bless you, Meralyn for keeping them "alive"
8 years ago

Sandrea - thank you very much and I didn't know that!

8 years ago

This is the specific trillium for Ontario.  It's different than your trillium   (Sorry i don't have a photograph of one) Photobucket

Good Morning...........
8 years ago

Beautiful flower Sandrea ! Many thanks !! luv sjg

8 years ago

Last spring I was out at the farm with my camera and took these photos in the woods.

Triliums 5 - 08.jpg

These are the Trilliums that are the provincial flower emblem.  There many growing in the woods in this area.

Wake-robin 5 - 08.jpg

This is the red Trillium also known as Wake-robin.  They are also found in the woods in this area flowering at the same time as the white ones.  I love to go into the woods in the spring and see all the wild flowers blooming.

8 years ago

Well done, Jean.  Thanks for the photos i wish i had.
I recently moved to NS.  I didn't realize you ARE where i'm from....or close to it.

8 years ago

Sandrea & Jean - thanks for posting the flowers!  Beautiful pix Jean!  I have a photo of a local trillium that I will try to find for you later.

Have a great weekend Shutterbugs!  I'm going to try to go on a hike today with Harry?!  Had a bad night and woke up with a screaming sinus headache, so - maybe -

8 years ago
Enjoy your hike, Meralyn! 
And remember....
Photobucket
8 years ago

Sandrea - thanks!  Cute! Right now I'd rather stay at home, blow my nose, feel crappy in general, and feel sorry for myself!

Wild Trillium in a Park above Gold Beach, Or., 2008
8 years ago

Trillium, G.B

And more of a close-up -

Trillium, G.B., 08, II

These beauties were in a Redwoods Park above Gold Beach which was heavily damaged by the storms last winter.  I shot these with my Panasonic Lumix camera, DMC FZ18.

I think I've posted these before, can't remember, oh well!

Sandrea, and anyone else interested in buying a camera, there are some great sales now, and you can buy a used camera quite cheap on EBay, if you know how to do it or know someone who does. By again!

8 years ago
yes, those are the ones...good job, Meralyn!!
Dear Jean:
8 years ago

Just beautiful photo's !

Many thanks !!

/sjg

Dear Meralyn:
8 years ago

I've had those sinus headaches nearly all my life......... Now, I find that the Tylenol with Codeine, works well.....usually within 20-40 min's too !! Take care ! luv sjg

English (lawn) Daisies, March 2009
8 years ago

English (Lawn) Daisies

English (Lawn) Daisies

English, or lawn daisies as I've always called them, are blooming all over the lawns, and along my driveway.  I love the cheery, hardy little things!  I've never been able to get a really good photograph of them, though, they are never in proper clumps, good light, or the wind is whipping their little heads around!  I had to shoot these behind some willows to get out of the bloody cold wind yesterday on my walk!

Sandrea - thanks girlfriend! And Shiela - thanks for the tip on the Tylenol w/codeine, but I think that's only with a prescription here.  Also, usually extra strength Acetaminophin (generic Tylenol) works well, if not, a little wine helps, LOL!

OK Shutterbugs, get busy with those camera!  I dont want to be the only one posting here!  So, go forth and produce, photos, that is, LOL!!!! P.S.  These photos have been enhanced & sharpened a little.

8 years ago

Hello,

a rose from my mom´s collection:

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this rose blooms in a pale pink color, as the days passes, it turns darker and darker, this is what my mom loves this bush, it´s very old.

These are wild flowers, I do not know if they have a name:

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but I love that vivid orange...

8 years ago

O.K., Meralyn, you asked for it.  There is no way I can live up to the beautiful artwork you and others post here, but I thought this shot was pretty. It's a blooming tree in my mother's front yard in So. California, but I don't even know what kind of tree it is.

tree in bloom.jpg

8 years ago
Absolutely beautiful!!!
8 years ago

Kinda looks like a crepe myrtle. They are very beautiful.

8 years ago

Ana & Cindy - GORGEOUS PHOTOS!!!  Thank you very much for contributing, too!

Janie - Yes, I thought Crepe Myrtle, too, as I had them in Louisianna.  the bark doesnt look right, though, but hard to tell.

8 years ago

So far it's not a good year for desert wildflowers, but here's a cholla cactus in bloom - spring is coming to the desert.

cholla in bloom.jpg

8 years ago

Cindy - your photo is lovely!  Strangely enough, I had a collection of cacti (is that correct?!) in Germany.  I had a remodeled 1800's barn/house with a gallery which faced south and I kept my collection up there in the windows.  They even bloomed for me!  I picked up cute little planters at flea markets, etc.

I noted where you live, Prescott; I could really use the drier Arizona weather!  I've been thru Flagstaff, etc.  I just do NOT want to go thru moving, again!

Thanks again for contributing!  Shutterbugs - have a great day!

8 years ago

Hello,

I left you a flower, it´s tiny. The flower is the creamy one at the center. I think this bush is widely known in America. It blooms in summer here in my country. It is in full bloom right now:

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There are other colors, pink, pale purple, purple, yellow, combinations of yellow - orange, and red.

8 years ago

Hi all, I apologize I did not reply to your comments before. I am just trying to cath up.

Yes Meralyn, that is an orchid, when I take that picture, the only flower was that one, now the plant bloomed completely and there are more flowers:

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Hi Lucy, I love those pictures you posted. We have the same flowers here, the last one you posted is called "Veranera" here in Costa Rica. I have just posted one in orange.

I have one in purple, I think yours is red. Here is the purple one:

veranera2.JPG

8 years ago

Anna - Absolutely awesome pix!  Keep up the great work girl! And thank you so very much for taking the time to share with us!

8 years ago
Awesome pics, you guys
8 years ago

 

8 years ago

Pretty Tree Cindy, and your flowers are very pretty Ana.

8 years ago

Ana, Lovely flowers!!

The pic below was taken at my brother-in-law's farm.  They raise goats, and have llamas to protect them!  It's not "art", per se, but I thought it is cute and didn't know where else to post it.

Kids for sale.jpg

8 years ago
Lol, Cindy.  That's a really cute picture
8 years ago

Cindy - Its adorable and funny and fine with me.  Thanks for sharing!

8 years ago

Hi Everyone, this thread is near 100 posts, and running slow to load, so I am going to change it now, and this thread is now closed. Look for the new one that I am putting up.

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