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Old 07-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #41
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Baby bunnies are appropriate for the Offiical Veggie Killer, don't you think? They are adorable, 'Lib.
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Old 07-20-2011, 11:26 AM   #42
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Water theme photos, eh>>>? I've never been an artsy fartsie person so..... I can't compete with Bulu either but.... here goes!!! All taken this month!!!
Nice, Equil. My favorites are the 3rd & 4th photos. Very nice.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:25 PM   #43
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I like the second one Equills entered.
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I like the second one Equills entered.
Me too. I just think the mist in the 3rd one adds to the water theme.

I'd probably most like to visit the 2nd and 4th.
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Old 07-20-2011, 02:52 PM   #45
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Baby bunnies are appropriate for the Offiical Veggie Killer, don't you think? They are adorable, 'Lib.
New avatar! My how they've grown.
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~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-dscf8105.jpg
I positioned myself to include a bit of the foreground for added depth.
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Powerful image, hava, with the fragility of the flowers as a counterpoint. Good stuff.
I like the third of Equil's images best. Mist and fog always evoke the woodblock prints of Hiroshige, one of my favorite artists.
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I took about 30 pictures of this scene. Three were immediately deleted due to focus issues. Of the rest I found 11 that were aesthetically pleasing enough to consider sharing with you. I narrowed those down to what I thought were the best two. If you'd like to see them all (11 not 27) you can go to Fire Water - a set on Flickr and tell me if I chose the right two.
~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-pond-070.jpg~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-pond-087.jpg
Bonus: While taking these pictures, I found some Buttonbushes in bloom, something I haven't seen for a few years. I really like Buttonbushes.
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Bulu,

You are becoming quite the photographer--maybe you always were, but lately I'm really noticing some great shots.

I think you picked very well...however, I'm torn, because I really liked "Fire Water 3" a lot too.

Your photos remind me of a local park we discovered last year. I'll have to get there when the sun is setting.

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Bonus: While taking these pictures, I found some Buttonbushes in bloom, something I haven't seen for a few years. I really like Buttonbushes.
Cool. I've never encountered buttonbush in nature--I've gotta get out more.
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Bulu,

You are becoming quite the photographer--maybe you always were, but lately I'm really noticing some great shots.

I think you picked very well...however, I'm torn, because I really liked "Fire Water 3" a lot too.

Your photos remind me of a local park we discovered last year. I'll have to get there when the sun is setting.



Cool. I've never encountered buttonbush in nature--I've gotta get out more.
Thanks a lot, really. I don't really consider myself an artist but I do like to make pretty things. And, while I'm not a slave to the opinion of others, I like to know that I've brought some measure of joy to people.
Fire Water 3 was one of the tougher choices I made and now you have me doubting myself again! I suspect that you're right. I think that I may have, for whatever reason, a slight prejudice against vertically oriented photos. I really can't say why but, upon looking at it, #3 is better than the one I chose (Fire Water 2). I also seriously considered Fire Water 9, even though it lacked much of the fire element that was a focus of these photos. Something about the geometric pattern of the Lily pads really struck me.
BTW, all my Flickr images are downloadable in their original size. Just click "actions", then "all sizes", then "original size" then "download original size". Save it to your computer and then do with it what you will.
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