Flash back Friday: May 13 - 20

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Flash back Friday: May 13 - 20

TGIF! Time for my absolute favorite thread!

share your snaps, your portraits, your amazing works of art. We all wanna share in what you've been working on the last few weeks or so!

have a great weekend, everyone.

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GiGi

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Yay another Friday!!! This week I have some shares, most of these are SOOC.

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I'm back on the ball this week picture-wise, LOL....most of you probably saw these at FB already, but here are some of my new faves...

The first two are from Round Hill Park, where I took photos of my friend's son, and afterwards discovered what a great tour-able farm they have there as well...here is Eva watching one of the 2 new lambs:

And a beautiful tree-lined lane between pastures...I was always so envious of those of you who had a great tree-lined road to photograph at, and now I know where one is! Smile

from out back at my house, one rare sunny afternoon:

Columbine macro:

little jewel (a Ruby-throated Hummingbird taking a break from being at my feeder, and/or guarding my feeder LOL):

More at FB/Flickr...

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Sorry I'm not on here much! Preparing for new LO Smile

I took Jackson for a shoot for his 2 1/2 year pictures and to try to get some pictures of him before the chaos begins and I know it will be hard for a while.

Sitting

Warmer

JTLaugh

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Aww, what a cute little lamb! I'm glad that you found a nice tree-lined path to shoot! I'm sure you're going to get lots of great portraits there!

Jackson is a doll!! I LOVE his face in the last one! (And as a side: Your son's name is my kid's names combined. Carson Thomas, and Jackson Drew. Guess you need to name your next LO Carson Drew? Wink )

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Amanda, I can't believe how big miss Natalie is! So cute!

Amy, they're all gorgeous! Love the flower & the hummingbird!

I haven't done much lately, here's a couple of Owen.

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I took some photos of my parents and brother for a photo frame my mom got my grandma for her birthday. Here's one of my brother that I liked a lot.

We took a trip out to the Prairie preserve on Tuesday. It was nice, because Jackson fell asleep in the car, so my mom watched him while Carson and I went alone. I loved not having to chase around a 14 month old! It was nice to be able to take my time!

And I have to admit...in my (almost) 30 years, I have never seen a snail in real life. That changed on Tuesday. I was so excited to see this little guy. He was probably about the size of a nickel.

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Amanda - I missed you on my first round! I love her face in that first one going down the slide! I love the raw expressions like that, and I can never seem to capture them!

Could Owen have a sweeter smile, Kaci?? So freaking adorable!

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Aw, some really sweet shots this week!

Amanda, the slide shot is really fun -- you captured her at the right moment!

Amy, that first one is cool. Neat comp and vantage point. Love the columbine.

Kristen, those are so adorable! I love them all, but the first one is especially sweet to me. The expression in the third is seriously awesome!

Kaci, wow, love those! The second one is fantastic! What great eye contact and expression!

Stephanie, that frame sounds really nice, and the shot of your brother will work great! Really LOVE that second one, just beautiful! Your macros are gorgeous, but seriously, in 30 years, this is your first snail?! Are you even more of a city girl than me?!

Last weekend DH let me head up to the local waterfall by myself, which was awesome except it started to rain and then everyone disappeared and I got a little nervous being 20 minutes into deep forest all by myself, so I didn't take the time I would've liked. But I got some nice shots. Here's a couple from the walk up to the falls:

Purple wildflower

Path to Paraise

and my favourite shot of a smaller waterfall:

Silken waterfall

and the big one at the top:

Bridal Veil Falls

Saw this couple while out with the kids the other day:

Companionship

This is at the wetlands:

Wetlands 4

Sunburst

Dragonfly

Sorry so many, I actually worked hard to whittle it down!!

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It's funny, Tracy, because I'm not from a big city at all! This prairie preserve is actually in my hometown, and I've been there many many times before. My mom even said that she thinks that was the first time she'd seen a snail in person. My DH said he's seen some before, but they were only about the size of a pea.

Anyway, I love your first waterfall shot! I wish we had something like that around here. The land is so flat, there's just no potential. I'll have to try a shot like that if we ever vacation somewhere with some falls. I also really love your dragonfly as well! So crisp!

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Thanks!! Wonderful shots everyone, I love all these!

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I just have one that I haven't shared here since last week. I just edited it this morning while I'm learning the ins and outs of Lightroom 3. (FYI, I'm IN LOVE with lightroom, but that's another post all together).

DD's eyelashes while she was napping
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Amy - Lovely pictures! I really love them all, but I think the lamb and "big sky" picture are AWESOME!

Steph - Love your snail shot! And that is so great you got to spend some one-on-one time with Carson at the preserve! Love the pics of your brother, too!

Amanda - Love these shots of Natalie!

Kaci - Owen is just TOO cute!

Kristen - Jackson is sooo adorable! Awesome shots you got of him!! They really show his personality!! Smile

Tracy - Love your waterfall shots! I have always wanted to try a waterfall but have no idea where to find one around here!

Jennifer - Beautiful!!! What lens did you use for this?! I have LR 3 and love it, too! I still have a lot to learn, though.

Just a couple from me this week! I was pretty bad about picking up my camera considering we had torrential, drenching rains all week, which left us stuck inside pretty much every day.

Tasting one of our water table toys while daddy grills dinner.
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Wanting to go outside and play! Instead, stuck inside "reading". Wink
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This past week was our 3-year wedding anniversary! Here is one of the roses DH surprised me with (big surprise, considering I haven't gotten roses from him since we got married! :)).
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Jen, I used my 70-200 with a 36mm extension tube. The light was horrid and this was taken at 3200 ISO. This is good proof that good noise ware and exposure can give you a good photo Smile

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Jennifer- LOVING the eyelash shot. I am a sucker for those!
Amanda- cute pup!
Amy- loving that sky and hummingbird!
Stephanie- i like the one of your brother! Love that spot!
Kristen- J is a doll. I can't wait to see the new one!
Kaci- precious!
Jen- love the b&w!
Tracey- AMAZED by thte first waterfall! Gorgeous!

My shots were all taken Monday night at our family night. We had an amazing time. If you read my blog, you've already taken a look....sorry.





I realize these aren't the best, but I want to capture those moments and I didn't worry too much about the sun and stuff.

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Jennifer, that is really neat. So beautiful!

Jen, awwww! Love that first one, too sweet! And the second, my kids are soooo used to that. (It rains a lot here!) Love the beautiful rose, how awesome of DH to get them for you. Happy belated anniversary!

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I realize these aren't the best, but I want to capture those moments and I didn't worry too much about the sun and stuff.

I LOVE this! I read a really awesome blog recently by a woman who enjoys photography but wanted to get some perspective back, as she was getting so caught up in getting the perfect shot that she missed why she started taking pictures in the first place -- to capture moments with her family! Looks like you had a wonderful family time here. That first one is too cute, daddy and boy! So sweet of your kids together in the last one too, love that!

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I mostly played around this week. Here is some of what I got. I had intended to ask for cc on some of these but never got round to it. Will just share now.

Roses from Mother's Day (this is actually 2 weeks ago but hadn't shared)

2011-05-08 2011-05-08 003 050 by Gem_D, on Flickr

Toadstool (times like this wish I had a macro lens)

2011-05-17 2011-05-17 001 016 by Gem_D, on Flickr

More dandelions (plus playing with colour temps - I wascopying an idea from understand exposure and trying to make look like shot by moonlight)

2011-05-18 2011-05-18 001 067 by Gem_D, on Flickr


2011-05-18 2011-05-18 001 065 by Gem_D, on Flickr

Spiderwebs

2011-05-18 2011-05-18 001 064 by Gem_D, on Flickr

Another foggy morning

2011-05-18 2011-05-18 001 007 by Gem_D, on Flickr

Flowers

2011-05-22 2011-05-22 001 081 by Gem_D, on Flickr


2011-05-22 2011-05-22 001 065 by Gem_D, on Flickr


2011-05-22 2011-05-22 001 044 by Gem_D, on Flickr


2011-05-22 2011-05-22 001 025 by Gem_D, on Flickr


2011-05-22 2011-05-22 001 015 by Gem_D, on Flickr


2011-05-22 2011-05-22 001 003 by Gem_D, on Flickr