a few new nature shares (pic heavy)

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a few new nature shares (pic heavy)

Just wanted to share a few new photos I've taken in the past few weeks...it's been about a month I think since I posted last.

1. dogwood

2 and 3. Question Mark butterfly (yes that's its name heheh)

4. I just liked the stony coloring, very pretty up close Smile

5. Rudbeckia coneflower, I love their glow and the detail of their "cones"...

6-7-8-9. ended up taking over 100 photos of my fave moth again the other day...they LOVE my zinnias....

10. pink zinnia, just opened

11. Peck's Skipper butterfly

a bunch more at my Flickr page...and at FB, I know some of you have seen some of these.

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I saw some of these on Facebook ... I really love seeing your work Amy!!!! (sorry for no CC, I really shouldn't even be online right now)

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Thank you so much Gwen, I truly appreciate your kind words always!

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I think of you all of the time, thought I'd tell you that. I was on a bike ride on Saturday, and wished I had my camera. And then I went for a walk that night and took some pictures of some bees (totally thought of you). Today I took pictures at my parents' garden, and thought of you again. You actually really inspire me when it comes to the nature photography. Can't wait to show you what I took today, if I ever get a chance to edit!

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I always love seeing your nature shots!!! The purple zinnia shots are my favorite!!!

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Thank you so much Gwen & Jenn!!

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I love the color in your flowers! The magenta and fiery orange are beautiful, and I like the little flecks of it I see repeated in the bokeh, too.

I'm jealous of your butterfly and moth images. I haven't had any luck this week getting the critters to stay still long enough for me....

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I adore nature photography and your pictures just made me smile! I really have to work on my nature stuff.

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Amy,

I hope you really get a kick out of nature photography, because the images you share never fail to amaze and inspire me! Smile

1. I always think of dog wood as the blooms. This is a great perspective! I love how sharp the tiniest parts appear while everything else slowly fades to a nice creamy blur. AWESOME!

2. I wonder why it's called a ? butterfly ... It uses some pretty amazing camouflage. I had to do a double take the first time I saw #2 (on your fb).

3. I really love the framing here. Color and focus seem spot on as well. I could see this shot used in one of those inspirational posters.

4. That bug gives me the heebie jeebies. Wink But the contrast in his coloring to the crisp green of the leaves is pretty cool.

5. This is one of my favorites! Those colors simply SHINE. It feels like nature tried to capture a sunset. LOVE the angle you took here.

6. what a cool moth! Great bokeh on this one too. I love the slight motion blur of his wings.

7. The brilliant colors really set this one off. The sweet bokeh keeps the petals from stealing the show and creates a great contrast to his darker features.

8. with the motion blur of the wings, he almost seems like a miniature hummingbird here. Smile

9. I love the change in perspective here. Excellent composition!

10. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! I'd have this on my wall (if DH wasn't against floral decorations)

11. WOW! The crisp detail in this one is just TOO COOL! He almost looks fake, it's so crisp!

TFS! I truly enjoy these (even the creepy crawly ones).

Best,
GiGi

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Thank you everyone! GiGi, thanks for the great cc, as always. The Question Mark b-fly is called that because if you notice right above the "d" in the last name of my watermark, their underwings have a silver dot and a silver comma mark very close together, that together resemble the punctuation ? Smile

I was happy about #3 too, how the 2 farther OOF trunks disappear off to the left, and the green bokeh in between. LOL about #4! it's just a little soldier bug. heheh

Of the moth in #6, I think my ss was fast enough to "steady" the wings but instead they are just out of range of the shallow DOF.

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I totally agree with everyone when they say you inspire them to do more nature photography. You are amazing at it! Biggrin I can't pick a fav, they are awesome! Keep them coming! (I've missed this board!)

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I've missed you here too Sadie! How are your kiddos doing? Glad to see you popping in here when you get a chance. Can you believe it's almost fall/school time already? Smile thanks so much for the comments!!! I have some new ones I haven't gone through yet that I'll be uploading to Flickr & FB this afternoon I hope.

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

I've missed you here too Sadie! How are your kiddos doing? Glad to see you popping in here when you get a chance. Can you believe it's almost fall/school time already? Smile thanks so much for the comments!!! I have some new ones I haven't gone through yet that I'll be uploading to Flickr & FB this afternoon I hope.

It is school time here, that's why I am back! I have missed photography. I haven't felt inspired, so I am gald to be back! I am not ready to be working, and leaving my kiddos, but I have to do what I have to do!

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