Well, here we are with a brand new thread to fill up this thread is where we can share photos that we have taken of nature, scenary, muscle cars . . . yeah, I did say that! Just about anything that you'd like to share with others as long as it is a photo you have taken yourself or created with a digital photo program. Sorry, no people or kitties in here - we've got the PROUD thread for the kitties and the family and friends for the people Anyway, in this thread, we invite you to share your life through photos. Please resize photos to no wider than 640 pixels before posting.
Here's the link to the last thread that I forgot to put in the post above
Here's a little digital art to get us started
Dang Sandrea!! That is a nice shot!! Those flowers are really pretty. At least it is some sign that winter is over - or almost over, huh And Martin - nice bike!!! Or should I say HOG??? Bet you can't wait for the weather to turn nice and warm so you can get your motor runnin' and head out on the highway!!
That was good Deb. I know that song. Beatutiful flowers . The colors are so vivid. I tried to take a photo of the dogwood flower close up, and it is weird how I couldn't get the photo to take the whole flower, and the other 2 were blurry. Now the camera is acting up.
The motorcycles are nice Martin. I rode on a few, and skid on all of them in the sand. Leg in one direction and the other up in the air. I could not do that stunt now.
Thanks, you guys, about the flowers. I think I'll practice some more with that camera. I just can't seem to find Macro on it.
Wow! These are hot! Great shots! I love them-geez, Donna you sound like Annie Oakley or Evil Knievel...
This song? Hot, you guys, brings back memories...lots of bikes in my past. None now.
Hey, Sandrea - the macro button is usually a little flower near the telephoto/wide button or somewhere near there. Draw a picture of your camera's buttons, take a picture of it and then post it and I can see if I can show you the macro button Ya never know - it might work!! hahaha Ok - here's one that brings back some really fun memories - and then some not so fun - this was Dan's race car. He also drove it on the street. He got tickets in it. Need I say more?
Ok, so, getting back to my hobby - I love doing the digital art stuff - take a photo and play around with a bunch of different effects and see what you get. These are just a couple of flower photos from awhile back that I did some "creativity" on.
Pretty flowers> I had no idea how hard it is to get a photo of a flower. When I did it out front with the dog wood tree, I took 5 pictures. 3 of them had a of a flower, and the other 2 were blurry.
Sugar, that is pretty!! I like it when the close ups of the flowers are soft. The colors in this are very pastel - nice!
Deb.. I LOVE that Camero! The best cars of the '60s...of course my '69 Firebird convertible was very cool too~
I think I located the Macro button, thanks! Will test that out soon. Soon as I remember too...
Sugar, that is so pretty. My favourite colour is green...all shades. Very nice
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This little squirrel is very friendly. I use the grill and he just continues to eat. I eat breakfast outside often and he eats with me. He's a sweetie.
Just look at those cute little furry fingers.
Sandrea, great picture!!! I love the little purple flowers. Deb your pictures and digital are, as always, amazing. Martin, those pictures are nice, nice motorcycle.
I do not have anything new to share, I misplaced my camera for about 3 weeks... but finally I found it last night.
Sugar, hello!!! that squirrel is so cute, its fingers are the cutest!
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Sandrea... where the macro buttom?
Ana, as it turns out I don't think there even is a macro button. I'm not liking this camera too much
Sorry I have not been here lately but I am having issues with my laptop and I am afraid it may have to go in for repairs. Today it is behaving normally so I am hoping that it straightened it self out. Martin you bike looks like my Dad's his is an '89. Deb I love what you did to that lily. What program did you use? all of your flowers are amazing. Sugar wonderful photo of the Mayapple blossom and that squirrel is just to cute. Sandrea the flowers are wonderful. Sandrea and Ana what model of cameras do you have?
Lila, I love your bluebird pictures. You can tell it is a bluebird.
This flower is called "Five-Spot" it is part of the Baby Blue Eyes family. Thanks Sugar re the blue birds.
Sugar that squirrel is real cute. Having breakfast outside sounds delightful, and what great company you have there
Lila, that Blue Bird in silhouette is really neat!
That Five-Spot flower is just gorgeous!
Ana and I have Casio Exilm 8.1 MP cameras....
Sandrea thanks re the blue bird. I did some searching and found you camera manual online. Here is a linkto it. It is PDF so you can search some times that makes things much easer. I do much better with the online manual for my camera than I do the printed one. There were 2 8 MP models the Ex-z9 and the EX-Z80 the instructions looked the same for both. I am going to go ahead and post them here but feel free to delete this post after you and Ana have read it. I hope that this helps.
Yep, I think I might understand all that in the year 2020. If something has more than 2 butttons I am in trouble.
Sugar, that flower is a pretty color, and that squirrel picture is exceptional. I can never get that close to one. I think it is for the best though, as the road is too close.
Lila, thank you so much. There is almost no information in the manual. This has helped me tremendously. I want to leave it for
Ana to see too. Then we can delete it. I hope no one minds.
Ana, let me know when you've seen this treasure, then I'll delete it.
THANKS AGAIN, LILA
Sandrea I am glad that helped. That looks like a very complicated camera. It would not be ease to do anything with out the instructions. Well here is my newest macro a ladybug. I have been on another bug kick I sparred you the ugly ones.
You're right. And I'll never get all that memorized. Like Donna said maybe by the year 2020. My camera that I lost had a macro button near the viewer. I'm going to have to get another one like that. Don't know what to do with this one, since it's hardly used.
That lady bug is awesome. I've never seen one so close up. She looks like she was hand painted, then shellacked <--- I have no idea how to spell that.
I am fed up with my camera. I gave Jimmy the instruction book to look over. Mine constantly says my pictures have been altered internally I think, however gone. Oh, externally altered.
Sometimes I have taken 9 pictures, and 5 will show up, the rest were externally altered. Then there is something about my files having the same name, and do I want to change the name. It is frustrating.
I did 2 movies out back, but they were too big to send, and then I did a couple of small ones that I could send. I sent you 2 small ones Deb, and Sunny, I sent a couple to you too, but not sure about which address to use again. I get confused with that.
Nice ladybug, and it does look painted to me too. I tried to take a red headed Vultures pic when he flew off my garage, and he looked like a dot in the sky. There are bad photographers out there, and then there is ME. I am so terrible I wish I was in the bad classification.
Good night everyone.
Donna - it really does have something to do with the camera! If you have one that doesn't let you see the pics before you take them, you won't get good pics no matter how hard you try. And some of the digitals just don't have enough pixels for a good looking photo - or some won't give you a clear, sharp shot no matter what! So, it isn't always the photographer. that being said, it takes some creativity to come up with shots like Lila does! But, we aren't just here to share how good we photograph or create computer art - so, it is okay if the pics aren't perfect!!!! We all love to see the creative ones, but also enjoy seeing into our friend's lives through their photos here.
OK - so I am now going to share one I did awhile ago - I used 3 different photos and at least 4 programs to get it like it is. All the photos were mine - but there's a lot of re-doing in all of them. This is why I love the photo editing programs - you could never take a photo like this (well, then again, maybe no one would want to!!
Deb...that is so great. What a wonderful job you did making 3 pics into one. I love the pic!!
Thanks everyone re the ladybug. I have been trying for a couple of weeks to get a good shot of one they are not very cooperate they do not like to hold still. This photo of a blue bird is not perfect but it is the best I have gotten so far. I had to crop in tight and it wound up kind of grainy so I had to use noise reduction to minimize that but it left the photo kind of looking odd.
Deb I love you computer art. I have tried to do things like that but I am no good at it. I down loaded a photo morphing program and you should see the mess I can make with that. Donna if Jimmy can not figure out what is wrong with you camera if you will post the brand, style, and model I will see what I can find for you.
I went out and took 12 pics or more, to come back and see that the pics were externally altered, and something about the size of the volume.
This is a kodak Easy share D X4530 5.0 mega pixels
I just clicked on it. I don't have the 3 green lights now, and it has been sitting on the dock for hours.
Kodak easy share
Reason. The volume for a file has been externally altered, so that the opened file is no longer valid.
Donna are you storing your photos in the camera or are you using an storage card?
In the camera now. Jimmy took the card out last night. After a few hours My triple light on the dock still has only one lit. That means low battery.
Donna how old is the battery? They are only good for so many charges. I take A LOT of pictures (would you believe it ) and so I go through about 2 rechargeable batteries a year. I have searched and have not found anything about the problem you are having. But if the battery is not holding a charge that may (and this is just a guess) be part of the problem. I have a friend whos battery died just as she took a photo and she wound up with that photo stuck on her camera. I do not know if she ever got rid of it.
Hi Donna, If you have a usb port on your computer, you may think about getting a card reader /writter for tranfering your pictures to the computer. It would save your camera battery and completely bypass the dock. The dock may have went bad. This way you can still use your memory card. You can get one at staples for 24.99 plus tax that does every card there is now. This is the least expensive one.
Sorry I haven't been on a lot lately, but I try to see whats going on at least once a day.
Everyones photos are just great. I've been planting flowers to lure the birds and the butterfly's in. The hummingbrds are here already. I hope the information above helps.
Lila, I love your photos - you set them up really good and it doesn't matter if they aren't all perfect - heck, no one takes a perfect pic every time! thanks so much for coming in and giving us a bit of insight about the cameras. And Janie, you too!! It's really nice to have some camera knowledgable people in here. Donna, I hope the info they gave you helps cause we'd sure like to see some of these pics you've been taking. I had a feeling it was something to do with the battery. I always do a direct transfer to my computer with a usb cable and have had no problems doing like that. Thanks for the compliments on my "art". It really takes a long time to do those types of pictures, but it is fun for me. I lost one of my programs (it just quit working) and so now I am looking to replace it. I am also just now getting to know Photo Shop Elements. When I get the time, I will probably work on that kind of stuff again. Janie, I can't wait to see some of your birds and butterflies! Well, here's one more of my computer art images
Deb I love your art . Janie thank you for mentioning other methods of downloading the photos I totally forgot that in my post. Here is anther of my macro bugs a Yellow Jacket. I got him but he did not get me.
Those yellow jackets are MEAN ! Nice pic, and janie, Jimmy did some updates. I can take pics now, but not so sure of the Movies again. It says they don't exist. I will try again, and give Jimmy the advice.
Lila that is such a cool picture! The wings look like they are little stained glass windows. I can't get over the clarity. Were you using a tripod? Thanks re art. I actually did sell a print of the last one - shocked me when someone wanted to buy it - it was an 8x10 in a matted frame, though, and the woman was a horse lover extraordinaire! Donna, your yard looks so nice and inviting - it's no wonder you have so many critters coming to visit all the time. I'm so glad you were able to get your camera working!!
A male Goldfinch and on of my hummingbirds. Will have better pics later.
Oh, Janie! those are great! Is that some kind of seed sack the finch is on? What a beautiful set up you have for attracting the hummers.
The goldfinch looks like he is looking at you. I had a raccoon our front about 1:30 yesterday. I guess it would have made a good picture but I was worried that she was chasing the Rooster into the woods. It got quiet, and the neighbors dogs were barking, so I got in my car and drove over there, but the dogs were in the house. When I came back, the raccoon was gone, and the rooster was back. Jimmy said the raccoon might have babies to feed, that since she wasn't acting sick that might be the reason, and she is coming into the yard and unscrewing cat food jugs too. Tom Turkey had a mate today out front. I don't get very good pics of them.
Donna, you need to just start snapping photos of those critters when they come by. We'd all love to see them! Here's another from the Iowa farm that I scanned and then did a little computer art with. It is from the Gary Collection !! Come on, Sunny, you know you have photos you want to share with us!!
Thanks everyone re my bee I found out that it is actually a Hover fly they look a lot like a yellow jacket and so I did not question it. Deb no I did not use a tripod I very rarely use one for my macros just my telephoto shots my tripod is to tall I want to get a shot one for my macros I can not get good shots in the shade I can not keep the camera still for that long. Dona beautiful photos glad you got your camera working. Janie beautiful bird photos. Deb awsome snow shot, I love what you did with it. Well this is my mystery shot I do not know what the bug or flower are. The bug landed on the flower I was trying to photograph, so it became the subject this was the only good shot of the bug or the flower.
Neat picture Lila. The yellow flower kind of reminds me of a daffodil that opened wide, and the bug, ewww, kind of reminds me of a dragon fly??? Maybe not.
Deb, I can't walk in my yard anymore with the camera, as I have to take my eyes off of Geezer, and I can't forget, and he might remember, the time he attacked me, and I swung the camera at him to get away. I had the bleach on my feet, but I always walk with a hose now , and spray the ground as I move so that Geezer, who thinks he is my body guard, will not get mad at me for something. I keep him away with the hose. He thinks he is protecting me, and I think he is after me. eeks That is why most of my pics are through the fence.
Jimmy isn't too concerned about the raccoon out in the day light as long as he or she is eating up a storm, as he feels they say most of the raccoons are rabid when they trap them, but the local animal warden says they don't bother testing or even taking most animals to the shelter. However, I had about 12 empty 2 quart bowls of dry food gone, and all the bowls in Freeloaders yard were on the ground again.
Bravo, Lila!! You are really getting some neat shots! I have no idea what those little fly/bee things are called but it looks like the little suckers that bite me and then I swell up. Was that flower pretty small?
Sure sorry to hear that Geezer is keeping you from sharing pics, Donna. I remember the bleach incident. That raccon is going to eat all the cat food! You need to trap it or something. They have those live traps that you can use. Just don't put it in the cat yard
Thanks Deb and Donna, I did some research to day and I think that is a Bee Fly on a Sticky Cinquefoil. I have no idea what this is I hunted and could not find it. The flowers are about the size of a pencil eraser and they are only a few inches high but what I think is so funny about them is the stems are about the size of a wooden match. They are sturdy.
Oh wow - I can't believe the magnification you're getting! Those are some tiny flowers and look at the detail you got. I really like that second one. It is beautiful, Lila! I have been trying to get some close ups, but my camera is not wanting to focus in macro I guess the new to me camera wasn't such a good idea after all. But, I still get good far off pics. I just like to do the macros. I will keep trying, though.
Deb what kind of camera do you have?
Lila, you're photos are beautiful! You need to be entering some contests - or County Fair or something. My camera is a konika minolta Dimage. I bought it used and I knew it sometimes had a problem focusing but it now seems to be doing it on macro all the time. I saw macros it took before, so I know it can do it - or could. I put it on macro and I have to have the camera at least 8 inches from the subject or it won't focus. That is not much of a macro. I could be about 2 inches away with my little Canon. It died, though.
Hello friends! I am sorry I have not been so active lately, so much work...
Lila thank you very much for posting the instructions on how to use the macro and other features.
Sandrea, please do not delete the post yet, please allow me to save that valuable information in a safe place. Rigth now I am getting used to a new operating system Linux and I have to figure out how -to everything.
Good night my friends, I have to say I have enjoyed all the photos in this thread as well as the digital art.
I hope to be able to post something soon. I do not have anything new to share ...
Wow! I haven't been in here in so long-it's been a long hiatus-these are wonderful! The colors, the depth and detail are amazing. I can't catch up but just prowling around this early morning...like a raccoon, Donna...and by the way who is that naked man or boy in your yard...I love the stories of Geezer as your bodyguard...and all the rest, hummingbirds, squirrels, bees (or hover flies) and all the rest and your artwork Deb, just fantastic. Well, I'd better head for bed-doctor tomorrow!(or today!)
instructions saved! Thank you again Lila for posting and Sandrea for allowing the instructions until I could save them
Hi Raffi! I haven´t been here lately, but aren´t the pictures shown just amazing?! I love the insects posted by Lila, in the pictures you can see many details, simply wonderful!
Awesome pictures you guys!
Lila and Janie, your pics are just stunning!
Ana... you are welcome, and guess what! I'm glad I left those instructions from Lila for you b/c you just reminded me that I formatted 2 weeks ago and forgot all about re-saving them, whew!!
this is a picture I took last month, I think I did not share it with you before. I hope!
There is a naked man in my yard????? I haven't seen him around out there yet. I wonder who he is.
I found out why my camera lights wouldn't come on. 3 are suppose to be lit when it is fully charged on the dock. The batteries were not in it. They got knocked out somehow.
I will probably start with some pics soon. I do or I don't. When I do, I don't stop to breathe.
Ana, that is an interesting photo. What is it?