Thursday, April 7, 2011

at the park

My camera and I took a walk yesterday at a nearby park.  I was hoping for loads of wildflowers, but apparently spring is over and summer will be here soon.  I only found a few tiny weeds blooming.

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They've added some bird houses throughout the park.

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I like their new sign explaining the fishing rules for the tiny pond.

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I tried not to get too close to the poison ivy climbing up the tree so it was hard to get the angle I wanted for this one.

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I don’t know what this weed is.  I need to remember to stop by again to see what they look like when the buds open.

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When I got home I stepped outside to take a few pics in my backyard.  Remember my post last week about my failed attempt to capture a photo of my feeder with an actual bird?  Well, this time when I walked outside all the birds flew away, except for this little guy.  He stayed still long enough for me to get a nice portrait of him looking into the camera!

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And just a couple more from my yard of the first iris bloom of the season.

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All of these photos were taken with my 100mm 2.8L macro lens - my favorite lens when I’m not shooting people.

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35 comments:

  1. stunning shots!!

    yikes! poison ivy, my worst enemy.

    the weeds are beautiful. the shapes are so unique.

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  2. Love the dof in your flower shots!

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  3. Beautiful shots - I love the bokeh.

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  4. Love those shots today Deb, in England we are not allowed at all to take any fish home from fishing lakes and rivers. They all have to go back in the water!

    Love the bird feeder with its visitor.

    Take care. xxx

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  5. Love all the shots, especially the buds. Have a great weekend.

    Tiffany

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  6. These are amazing, Deb. Still love that bird feeder! :)

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  7. I actually really like your unknown "weed" capture. It's very pretty. All of your captures are quite nice!

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  8. Beautiful photos! I feel like we just took a walk together!

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  9. You & your camera must have had an amazing time on your walk! You've captured such pretty things. I especially enjoy the unknown weed thingies! :)

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  10. I was just thinking as I posted today's shot that I have gotten to live thru spring twice this year. Pictures like yours have been my preview of what's to come :) Glad you finally got your bird shot! These are very nice shots. Looks like it was a good day...

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  11. I absolutely LOVE the fifth shot down of the budding weeds. The green is beautiful and the lighting and focus is fantastic! GREAT shot!!! Hope you find out what it is!

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  12. That weed photo is so pretty and I love the capture of the bird in your feeder. I keep dreaming of having a garden one day... we live in a high-rise. *sigh*

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  13. I love the 5th picture, very nice!

    Kayla Faye
    Struttin' My Stuff Photography
    struttinmystuffphotography.com

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  14. I thought I could pick a favorite, but I'm totally stumped. I LOVE all of them! Looks like spring to me. Everything is green and lush. So pretty. You're the first beautiful pics of my day; the perfect way to start.

    Lisa

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  15. Deb- as always - simply gorgeous. I just want to come visit because it looks like you have so much beauty to capture all around you!

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  16. beautiful shots, the spring is here now so hopefully I'll find some time this weekend to go to the park to capture some blooming flowers and trees :)
    have a lovely weekend

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  17. These are great shots. I love the 6th one.

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  18. Lovely shots. Everything is so green!

    Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

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  20. You beautiful weed shot looks like onions. The bird in the feeder shot is fantastic!

    Becky Sue

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  21. Oh wow! These are awesome! Great photos.

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  22. Love the closeup of the Iris. So pretty. V

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  23. love the lilies -
    that macro lens is on my list -
    a list that seems to keep growing, and growing

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  24. Deb - these are awesome pics!! I love the one with all the buds sticking up.

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  25. I really love the weed buds sprouting up. That bird stayed in a great spot for you to be able to get that fantastic shot.

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  26. Beautiful shots...love the bird-house!

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  27. Thanks for "taking me" on a walk with you! Just beautiful and what a fabulous iris!

    I love flowers and love to paint them!
    Barb

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  28. So glad that you enjoyed my Pears painting!
    'Made my day!
    Barb

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  29. Oh I love these!

    They reflect a spring feel so perfectly!
    Betty

    Spring Glow.

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  30. These are so stunning and just the burst of spring I needed. Thanks!

    Thanks for participating in Fabulous Friday!

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  31. Thanks for taking us to the park with you. What a lovely sight it was. And oh, I love that lens too. I use it all the time!

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