Welcome To My Blog!

This blog is where I post all my practice shots. I especially enjoy macro nature photography. Everything in God's creation is so beautiful and I praise Him for it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

 i discovered how fun it is to shoot in manual and how not fun it is to fill up a 2gb card and know you only have a 1gb card left.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Hello! HELLO!

Hey everybody! Long time no type :)

Our computer was ruined in a lightning storm-- at least the internet part maybe more maybe less. We are at the Apple Specialists right now and I am using another computer there.

So, I'm not sure how long it'll be before I can do any blogging.

I do have some sad news...

Teasel ran away a couple days ago :(

Very strange since she was not one to take off.

I don't expect her back.

Thanks for all of you wanting to participate in a  weekly photo contest here! I am so looking forward to doing it as soon as well, poor Mac is up and runnin'!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

.photography contest.

If I were to host a weekly photography contest, would any of you participate??

This is what I am thinking:

It would be on a certain day of the week. Maybe Wednesdays?

There would be a theme for each week. I would start out with picking the theme for the first week and after  everyone enters I will pick the winner. The winner will pick the theme and the winner for the next week.
How does that sound to you??

I have just been having so much fun with macro friday and thought it would be fun to host a weekly contest on my blog!

Please comment,

.macro friday.

I was so excited to find out that I won last weeks macro friday contest! I have been having alot of fun looking at everyone's entries for this week and can't wait to pick a winner!!

I took alot of macro photos this week... I was just really in the mood for it :) haha!

So, with so many I was having a hard time picking one for this week. I decided to post the one below since it is different than the others I entered before.

Friday, July 9, 2010

.macro friday.

I went out to take some macro photos this morning but nothing was really "catching" me.

I wish I went with my thought yesterday to take a photo of a rain drop on a branch with a flower in it... but I didn't.  I'll have to remember to the next time it rains... 

So, I went into all my photos and picked out one of my favorites I took when our poppies were blooming! 

Have a great weekend everybody! 

Friday, July 2, 2010

.macro friday.

I am entering this photo into the macro friday photo contest... I love macro photos!

I am just learning about photography but I can already tell that I am tending towards taking mostly macro photos! 

.photos of mine.

Most of these photos have minimal editing. I'm kind of happy about that :)

This one I darkened a little. . .

This one is not edited at all. I did not think it turned out very well but Grace thought it was really nice so I thought "well, maybe it is!"

This one has a little bit more editing than the others but not too much.

I can't decide which I like the best...
I really like the last one and the BW close up of the daisies. 

Which is your favorite? Please comment!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

."i'm a guy" (with a d).

I was talking with my nephew one day and I said
"Did you know you are my own special little boy?"
"No!" He says.
"Why not? What are you then?" I ask.
"I'm a duy"
"You're a guy?"
"Then, are you my own special little guy?"
"Yeah. . ."

My little guy was down visiting his Dad's parents for two weeks. I missed him, but our time together when they came back was very enjoyable!

Thank you for stopping by!

Yours Truly,

Monday, May 31, 2010


Poppy flowers have 4 to 6 petals. 
Petals may be almost any color, and some have markings. 
Prior to blooming, the petals are crumpled in the bud, and as blooming finishes, the petals often lie flat before falling away.
 A whorl of stamens is in the center ofthe flower.
The pollen of the oriental poppy, Papaver orientale, is dark blue. The pollen of the field poppy or corn poppy (Papaver rhoeas) is dark blue to greyBees will use poppies as a pollen source.

Also, I won Hannah's photography contest!
As part of our prizes, she made me and the other winners each an award with our winning picture on it!
Thanks again Hannah for hosting this contest- I am honored to have won it!
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Friday, May 21, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Hannah is Having a Photography Contest!!

Miss Hannah from Find That Creative Spark is having a photography contest!
The category is Water/Steams. That is perfect for me living in the Great Lakes State and up north too where the most beautiful part of Michigan is!
I had a tough time deciding what to enter. I can enter 3 photos, and can only edit one thing. Isn't that a fun twist to a contest? Usually it's don't edit or edit all you want! I don't think adding my watermark is an edit is it?
Here are my three pictures for the contest. . .

The above three were either not edited or only edited once.
I really hope you really like them Hannah :)
This is what I would LOVE to enter but I edited two things on it so I can't :)
But please enjoy it anyways!

I would like to encourage ALL of you to enter her contest. You don't have to be a photographer to enter. I don't consider myself one, I just LOVE taking pictures. So if you love taking pictures do enter!
Go here:
 Find That Creative Spark
The more the merrier- right?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

.my nephews.

my nephew turned one a few days ago. we celebrated his birthday today.
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Friday, May 7, 2010


Tagged by Josie and inspired by Jenn, Megan and Josie :)
Two of my friend, Jennifer ( and Josie ( who I have know since they were very young (I guess I was too ;) both took some awesome wet pictures today. Wet pictures. Outside it is very wet. 
Josie said whoever read her post and posted some wet pictures on their blog was tagged by her.
So I am tagged and here are my wet pictures!

What do you think? I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out.

Here are some of my sweet nephew who just turned one.