Flash back Friday: Aug 5 - 12

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Flash back Friday: Aug 5 - 12

Howdy Everyone! I hope you have all had a good week with LOTS of quality time spent with your cameras. Smile

If so, here is the spot to post a few of your favorites to share with the group.

If, like me, you had one heck of a roller coaster of a week, well then don't hesitate to pull one from last week or the week before or even just an old favorite that brings a smile to your face - since that is what this thread is all about!

Happy weekend guys!

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GiGi

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I've been taking a ton of photos this week but won't bore you with too many. Wink

Last weekend we went on a "transit adventure" as a family, took transit of various kinds all over the city and spent time in the observation tower at the airport. Anyway, we had some lunch out and different things, and got a few fun snaps of the family.

And one of the fun things of the week for the kids was going to a local "toad migration". The Western Toads are migrating from a pond to the forest across the road and the roads are blocked off to protect them as they are an endangered species. These toads are only a few days old and this little guy was the size of my fingernail. I'm sure Amy or someone with a great macro lens on their DSLR and extension tubes could've gotten a stunning shot, but this is what I got with my P&S.

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I have NOT had much time w/ my camera this week, but I did drag it out when the boy and I made these fun Angry Birds cakes. They were SO yummy and awful fun to decorate.


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GiGi

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Two of these are older, but I finally edited them.



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Tracy - great snaps. Looks like you guys had fun!
Gigi - those are awesome Angry Birds snacks - very clever.
Sadie - nice catchlights on the first picture.

Here is a snap I took last night of my little guy. I just love this lens and the distortion it creates.

Just finishing up editing this session with my oldest.

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Tracy, cute shots and I love the story about the endangered toads--how wonderful that they block the roads to allow them to migrate to where they need to go!!!! I always get so sad thinking of amphibians' fragileness because not many people realize that all kinds of amphibians have specific short-distance migration paths to seasonally wet areas and they often have tremendous human-caused dangers trying to get there....there are a lot of amphibian species in decline.

Anyway, Sadie, cute shots and I have been loving your editing lately. And that shirt has such great colors, I love it!

El, I love that portrait of your oldest, your portraits have been so beautiful.

Here are a few of mine from this week (still just using my Fuji but hope to get back to my Canon this weekend):

The following two bees are REALLY TINY bees in the sweat-bee family:

Yay, the Monarchs finally arrived in my garden in the past 2 weeks!!!

a small clover hayworm moth:

The face of a cabbage white butterfly:

And, although it looks a little "yucky" to some, this is the extremely tiny immature of a spotted ladybug:

A Colorado Potato Beetle with a drop of rain on its back:

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Tracy, your kids are too darn cute!
GiGi, I love those cakes! Such a great idea!
Sadie, Carson likes to put his hands in his pockets too. I think it's the cutest thing!
El, which lens is it? Your boys are getting so big! Your youngest is Jackson's age, right? When was your oldest (Brandon?) born?

Here are a few from me. We've had fun since last week Smile

Some snaps from some sprinkler fun:

Carson was feeding Jackson a snowcone, and put his arm around him like this. This one just melts my heart!

A few more from the session we did at the corn field:

I thought these two were funny

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Stephanie, I LOVE that sprinkler--where did you buy it? I would love to find one like that for us!!! That shot with the snowcone is so precious Smile

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I think the sprinkler came from Walmart. My mom bought it for the boys, so I'm not quite sure. I do remember seeing it somewhere the other day, and I'm pretty sure it was WM.

I love that hayworm moth. Beautiful!

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this is my favorite thread, i LOVE seeing what everyone got up to Biggrin
LOVE these ladies, brightened up my day for sure!!

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Amy - where do find all these bugs? lol. Your macro is soo awesome - love the bokeh.
Stephanie - your boys are just too adorable! The lens I was using is my 16-35mm f2.8 love, love this lens. It is great for small spaces. I think our kids are just months apart. Brandon turned 4 last July and Alex is 17 mos.

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I love looking at everyone's pics, they all look so good.

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we havent done much the past couple of weeks
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Thank you Stephanie & El...El, 95% of my shots are taken in my yard. I keep a mostly-native wildflower garden for the bugs & birds to use....not to mention the fact that there are so many beautiful beautiful native US wildflowers and we need more of them planted! Smile Most people would be amazed at the critters they'd find if they just look for them Smile

Pixybellestarr, your photos are GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

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I love this thread and it is even better now I can actually load the page quickly and have better screen resolution!!

Tracy, I love your son's eyes in that first pic.
Gigi, those cakes look like such fun. My son things Angry Birds are 'The Best' (he's only four so it is a bit of a worry lol).
Sadie, great catchlights in 1st pic. I love the little half smile too.
El, that pic of your eldest is fantastic.
Amy, your photos are always so amazing. I especially like the 2nd and 3rd this week.
Steph, love the third pic. Such a great brotherly love moment.
Pixybellestarr, you're photos are beautiful. Such gorgeous children and great catchlights.
Sophie, I love, love, love the third photo!!

With any luck I'll find time to upload and post soon. Am supposed to be working right now though. Simply beautiful photos this week ladies. Well done.

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WOW, awesome photos ladies...I had a few spare moments this week to attempt a few new pics of the girls...11 months is a HARD age to get her to stay still to photo. And...now that I am looking at these on flickr, looks like my background looks blueish/grayish instead of white...sigh...

Ava August 2011 WEB

Kaitlyn 11 Months WEB

Girls 3 August 2011 WEB

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Thanks Gemma!