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Old 04-29-2012, 08:46 AM   #31
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My final, a fiddlehead. Although I don't think I can compete with a skeletonized or a perfecltly balanced raindrop...
That is beautiful, Bulu.

After seeing havalotta posting "I almost forgot", I decided to throw my hat in the ring too...but, I agree there is a lot of stiff competition! Really, I think it is more about sharing what we've captured "on film"--winning is nice, but sharing is nicer.
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After saying above that I'd throw my hat in the ring, I guess I'd better take the time to search for my entries and get them posted...or it'll be May before I remember again.

Since havalotta decided to go sans-critters this time, I decided to go only critters for a change. The last shot of the bird in flight was actually a surprise--instead of being a missed shot, I finally got a decent bird in flight. The bumble bee in flight was planned, and took a lot of tries to get him in some semblence of focus--but at least he was cooperative and kept flying around exploring right near me.
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Dapjwy, great photo of the flying bee! I don't think I'd be able to capture that even if I tried!
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #34
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Ohhhh Saaaage.... how's this>>>>? Did I have a horseshoe up my rear or what when I got that photo yesterday!!!
Hummingbird moth already? Lucky you! Great photo, Equil.
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Dapjwy, great photo of the flying bee! I don't think I'd be able to capture that even if I tried!
What BW said. I can only photograph things that hold still. Way to go, Dap.
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I'm not the photographer that some of you are, but I had a very good time wandering around Toledo parks last weekend. Here are some of the results.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:26 AM   #37
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Rebek, all four are beautiful shots, no need to be shy about those!

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What BW said. I can only photograph things that hold still. Way to go, Dap.

Thank you both. It took quite a few tries, and a lot of blurred photos went into the recycle bin.

Things that hold still...or at least stick around for a while are about all that I can handle too. If I can do it, I'd bet you both could too. Give it a try some day when you have a cooperative subject...and you're feeling patient.
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I'm not the photographer that some of you are, but I had a very good time wandering around Toledo parks last weekend. Here are some of the results.
They don't look too shabby to me!

Thank you for sharing...I almost feel like I got out in the woods there now too. Great to see the trillium and the mayapple patch...but I especially like the emerging oak leaves.
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This was a VERY slow month, enlivened only by a brief snowstorm - even had to dredge up one image from last year!
The robin nest is on top of our electric meter - at least she has a clear view...
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