As you can guess from the post’s title, this week’s challenge is
the color yellow yellow flowers – I forgot and was thinking the challenge was the color yellow, good thing I checked the post!
Chestnut blooms in the barnyard – they’re at least two weeks early this year!
Birdsfoot Trefoil growing in one of the fence braces.
Okay, this one’s not a flower – the tansy isn’t blooming yet but the Cinnabar Moth caterpillars are yellow…
This week’s challenge is the color pink. It just so happens that one of our pink rhodies, Mary Belle, is blooming…
Mel’s nose is mostly black but he does have a small patch of pink inside his left right nostril. He wasn’t too happy about the camera being stuck in his face….
Got so busy last week that I missed Sunday Stills! At least there’s always next week. 😉
When I first saw the bee, I thought it had gotten too cold to fly, since it was pretty overcast. But then I noticed the white spider – practically the same color as the rose – with a death grip on bee’s neck. Without the two red stripes on its back, it blends in incredibly well. Did a quick Internet search and found out that the spider is a Goldenrod Crab Spider, which is either white or yellow, depending on what color flower they are hunting on, and they can change between the two colors.
It’s a toss up between the super macro mode and zoom – both are equally awesome!
Macro Monday, fall edition! You know that fall is here and winter’s just around the corner when everything is covered in little ice crystals…
Our second frost of the year, hardly a killing frost, but cold enough to make you reach for a scarf and clean off the wood stove that sits all summer for a nice little fire.
Note: To everyone who wanted to know about the virus – it’s gone, thank god. I had the computer up and back to normal in about six hours.
Flowers/Wildflowers – a perfect spring-time challenge! One of the many rhododendrons in our yard… I can’t remember the names of all of them, but Mom knows most the them.
Okay, so not the best shot, but I wanted to combine all the color of the lilac tree, the sky and the leafing out chestnut trees in the background.
In dappled sunlight by the house…
Well, not literally, I mostly ride bareback. But that’s beside the point. I’m back in the blogging saddle for awhile. I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I was posting semi-regularly!
With one and a half hay fields left to finish, I should be posting pretty regularly until it’s time to go out and actually pick up all the bales and put them in the barn. With this triple-digit heat wave passing through for the next few days, it’s certainly good hay drying weather, but not so good for us humans! It’s stay in the shade all day and then come out at night like the deer and work.
Bull Thistle, Cirsium Vulgare
A new idea from Ed for those of us who are looking for another challenge to shoot. It’s a great idea, Ed! I’m looking forward to seeing what everybody as posted pictures of.
Dewy Green Arrow peas.
This guy looks like he’s had a rough time – I wonder how much the tear in his wing would affect his flight? I didn’t even notice the bumble bee on the other flower until I was cropping the picture!
This is straight out of the camera, despite the enhanced look…actually, all of them are SOOC. I love the color on this one.
This week’s challange is a little bit different than the previous ones we’ve been having. For this week, we were supposed to pick two subjects from past challanges and reshoot them, either in black and white, or edit them and change the color to black and white after they’ve been taken.
Trace posing so beautifully for the camera (I think he loves his job as a model….) This is from the pets challenge, which I believe was the very first Sunday Stills Challenge ever issued! Shot in black and white.
Shot in black and white. Do you consider your non-working horse a pet? I do, so I figured Nick would fit into the pet category.
Shot in black and white. Finally, our Siamese kitten/yearling, Gretchen.
Shot in black and white. Black cherry from last week’s macros of flowers challenge.
Pale pink/white Rhododendron. And finally, my favorite flower shot of the week! Shot in black and white.
This week’s challenge was to shoot some macros of whatever is starting to bloom for the folks who don’t have much green and no flowers yet. This is the perfect challenge for this week, almost everything has greened up and is flowering like crazy. I took so many pictures that I had a hard time narrowing it down to a select twelve or thirteen to post!
Big Leaf or Oregon Maple
Trillium, complete with spider
Match-stick lichen, also known as British Soldiers
purple and periwinkle Vinca minor
wild flowering currant