Howdy Everyone! I hope you have all had a good week with LOTS of quality time spent with your cameras.
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!
I've been taking a ton of photos this week but won't bore you with too many.
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.
Last edited by TracyF; 08-12-2011 at 11:44 AM.
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009
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.
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.
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:
Last edited by Amy_&_Eva; 08-12-2011 at 03:32 PM.
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
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
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
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