Thursday, June 14, 2012

this or that thursday: random summer

Just sharing a few favorites from this summer so far...


...a dandelion


Maisy, enjoying a drink


and a female cardinal at the feeder.
I've got to figure out how to get closer without them flying away. :)


It's time for you to link up again! There are just a few rules.
  • submit the url of your blog post, not your home page
  • link up a photo that was taken by you
  • include a link back to my blog in your post (you can use the button or a text link if you prefer)
  • visit a few other blogs and leave some comment love 
Okay, now let's see what you've been shooting!


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40 comments:

  1. I love the one of Maisy in the fountain, so cute!

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  2. Maisy is adorable! :-)

    Hm, I don´t see the "linky thing" - is it my computer or is it just not there?

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  3. Lovely shots Deb - the cardinal is gorgeous. I cant see the linky either..

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  4. Beautiful shots :) thanks for hosting ...

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  5. Cute photos. Especially your pup getting a drink.

    Cardinals seem to be very skittish so yes. You will need a longer lens.

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  6. gorgeous! The hues in all of these are so cozy and summery!

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  7. Wow...these are some amazing shots Deb! I especially love the on of Maisy having a drink!

    Hope you are enjoying your summer!

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  8. Wonderful summer impressions and beautiful pictures.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

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  9. You have a way of catching the light that I like Deb. Have a wonderful week. :)

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  10. Beautiful pictures! Especially Maisy :)

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  11. Great shot of Maisy. My dogs won't quit drinking out of the hot tub - yuck! Thanks for hosting the party. This is my first one with you and I can't wait to check out some of the other party goers posts.

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  12. I catch my dog drinking out of the bird-baths all the time...looks like you are having a lovely summer.

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  13. Yea for summer!! :) Love that image of Maisy drinking from the fountain. Too cute!

    Have a great Thursday Deb.

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  14. I have yet photograph a dandelion close up, yours is a beauty.

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  15. Deb, we enjoyed your butterflies so much! Andrew and I studied them and had so much fun watching. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  16. All great things Deb. I would so love to just sit out there in your yard with you & enjoy the sights.

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  17. I love your dog photo, perfect!

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  18. all awesome photos!! I couldn't pick a favourite if I tried but I find the cardinal one very impressive! I never quite seem to be able to capture them! Great work!

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  19. Beautiful summery photos! I love your bird feeder!

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  20. AWESOME shots - love the one of Maisy drinking from your fountain!!!

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  21. All beautiful shots although I have to say your middle one is my favourite.

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  22. Great bird shot! Have you thought of setting up your camera on a tripod and using the remote. I have been thinking of trying that out myself.

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  23. Beautiful photos! I love the one of Maisy drinking out of the fountain!

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  24. Great shots, Deb! The dandelion is my favorite, the essence of summer! Thanks for hosting!

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  25. Wow! These shots are so beautiful! I am a bird enthusiast so it is great to see the cardinal among these pictures!:) I am a new Follower of your Blog. Have a great Thursday.

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  26. Yeah summer!!! Love that fountain! I have been wanting to get one for awhile, I just love how relaxing they sound.

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  27. I love your summer photos...the fountain one is precious!

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  28. Lovely summary shots - I love the one of Maisie at the fountain.

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  29. Lovely Maisy, she's so cute :)

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  30. Dandelions are so underrated, don't you think? I can see that shot as a huge poster on a wall in my house. Gorgeous.

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  31. Just pretend you are a statue and the birds won't fly away. I bet the boys could paint you and everything. ;)

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  32. I am so totally and completely in love with your random summer pictures. Gorgeous!

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  33. Awww, these captures are so great! I missed the linky this time around. I'll have to link up this week :o)

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  34. Deb your pictures are beautiful. How do you get the background in a blur and the dandelion up front. Is it the Macro on flowers. Your captures are awesome. I want to learn that. Can you give me a tip. I can get the pictures close but the background is not what I want all the time. I just want the subjects like you.

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    1. Getting the background blurry is a matter of how close you are to your subject and the aperture that your camera is set at. I use a macro lens which allows me to get close and I open the aperture to a wide setting. The farther away you are from your subject, the more of the scene will be in focus. So if you're using a macro lens and shooting really close to your subject, you can use a smaller aperture (bigger number) and still get a blurry background. If you aren't using a macro lens then you usually want to use the widest aperture you have (smallest number). Feel free to ask me more questions if this doesn't make sense!

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