Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thanks Friend, Thanks Neighbor - Wordless Wednesday (& Project Yellow #1)

I've been thinking of splurging going in debt on investing in a new macro lens. Talking with a fellow photography enthusiast/friend, he let me borrow his macro lens for a while so I could get a good idea if it's something I'd like. Wanting to shoot anything, I set up my camera on my tripod the other night and shot some old American coins in my kitchen. After some very disappointing results, I decided to take it outside Sunday after church. I went no further than the edge of our lawn as I saw our neighbor's flowers in spectacular bloom. I think I'll make her a set of these pictures to thank her for letting me shoot them. And ya, now I really want to make that investment.

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Project Yellow #1 entry







Wordless Wednesday website


My PY posts:
PY #1 Yellow rose
PY #2 Bananas
PY #3 Chinese street vendor; fish; Spongebob; flower
PY #4 Around the house
PY#5 Yellow Journalism
PY#6 Looking for Yellow
PY#7 Finding the Cutest Display of Yellow

34 comments:

Bunny Trails said...

Beautiful photos! I would love to get a macro lens. :D

dKaye.com said...

gorgeous flowers. still jealous as ours haven't bloomed around here yet.

happy ww. ☺

Carletta said...

Beautiful!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

Ooooo, I want a macro lens, too! Sometimes, I just can't get close enough.

You definitely had a "bug's eye view" here...isn't the detail amazing?

And your last one? The rose??? My favorite! You should link that to Anna's "project yellow"!

(Nice that you got to "try before you buy", too!)

1stopmom said...

wow, these are really beautiful. I think my mother in law would love these photos.

Marsha said...

Beautiful work... isn't there always something out there calling us (and our money). If it's not camera equipment, it's a new computer or cell phone or MP3 player. This certainly is the technological age!


Join me here if you can!

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baby~amore' said...

Beautiful flowers ♥ very amazing.
I would love a macro lens and a new DSLR

Beautiful ♥
My WW is up
My Little Drummer boys

christine said...

macro lens is in my to-buy list, too! beautiful shots!

Corey~living and loving said...

simply stunning. I got a macro for christmas....and have been waiting for spring, so really start using it.

Napaboaniya said...

I want telephoto lens!! :P
Hope you'll get your macro lens soon to start taking gorgeous closeups :)
Happy WW!

p/s: the tiny pup is saying what you thought it said :P LOL

Lorelee said...

wow!!! Those are great pictures you have. I would love to get macro lens also.

Bobbie said...

Uh oh, Robert, I can see you're hooked on macro already! :-D

Happy WW.

etteY said...

very beautiful macros!

Bloggers said...

OH MY! Those are just beautiful!

wright said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I just got a new macro lens and I'm enjoying it. I hope you get one that works for you!! Happy WW!

Deanna said...

Great job! Love the pictures! Enjoy your day!

Kelly C said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Green Eyed Girl said...

Those are such beautiful pictures! I say go for it and get the lens!

Karly said...

As always, beautiful photos. :)

FXSmom said...

They reminded me of my grandma's flower garden when I was a little girl. She raised me and in the mornings she would be outside tending her flowers while I watched for the bus. She would get so excited and show me the new buds and what flowers had bloomed. I loved that special time with her. Thank you for sharing these and jogging my memories.

carrie said...

I would love to be able to take photos like that! But to get a macro lens I would first have to have a camera that uses a macro lens...

happy wednesda

Utah Mommy said...

I am speechless of all the beautiful flowers you captured. Very stunningly beautiful!!! Happy WW!
He's thinking ahead
Missing this house

Wesley Jeanne said...

These are stunning! You definately should get the lens. I hope to get one when I get my new camera!

Raven said...

Exquisite photos as always. I especially like the rose at the end.

Val said...

Absolutely Awesome!

They are amazing....and the detail is phenomenal!

Regina said...

Simply beautiful!

Brony said...

Wow. Magical

andrée said...

I love the last purple one the best because of the perfect symmetry, on at least two levels. It is stunning. I can't wait for snow to go!!

Roger said...

See macro shots are awesome!!

Diana said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Anna said...

The yellow rose is stunning...so are all the others! :) I am so glad you are particpating in Project Yellow and thanks for all your kind comments on my blog.

Take care!

Anna

Natalie said...

Beautiful images!

lisa marie said...

Those are beautiful! I love my macro. :) Go for it!

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