Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Walk in Details

My Sunday walk provided me with something I'd been wanting for a while: a decent shot of one of my favorite wildflowers (though some would call it a weed), chickory. A bumblebee was nice enough to point out this perfectly lit flower, but off he flew before I could get him in the frame.

This goldfinch is cropped so tightly that the shot is not good for much besides web viewing. But since I can't convince the birds to let me walk up and shake their hands, this is the best I can do :) As it is, I was amazed that this one let me approach so closely. I guess he was really determined to get the seeds from his plant.


And finally, one more leaf filter to round out the trip. This is an extra-munchy sycamore leaf, found down by the creek.

16 comments:

photowannabe said...

Thanks for taking me on your walk. Beautiful pictures. I didn't know the chicory was a blue flower.
The leaf filter pictures have been fabulous. I don't think that my little Sony Cybershot can do that though I just might try.

Old Wom Tigley said...

£ fantastic shots Ash, each one a gem in its own right... I am having the same trouble with the birds, I think I'm going to be able to get closer then off they fly. I'm thinking of seting up a little hide in the woods and start leaving food about.. maybe in a few weeks I might be able to wrap up warm, take my flask and stake the place out.

Sand said...

ASH, once again your macro superflower power amazes me. Freaking awesome!

Salty said...

Lovely shots! I fully agree with you about the birds. I had a terrible time shooting them with the S-2. You have to invade their comfort zone and they have wings, a difficult situation indeed! Some of the best shot I got were through our kitchen window.

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Lovely photos! And that goldfinch is sweet! I've been having a dickens of a time trying to photograph the sandpipers and other shorebirds which are now on our beaches (sans sunbathers and boaters)!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Great stuff, Amy.

Kerri said...

Wonderful shots! I feel like I was on the walk with you. The chicory is also one of my favorite wildflowers.

Shionge said...

I have to learn some photography skill from you.

imac said...

Ash, enjoyed the walk with you, as always, your shots are just great.
Leaf filter is magnifico(Im yet to try this).Yep you right about birds, its trial and error init, haha. I think you did extremly well there.What can I say bout your blue photo, It certainly didnt leave my feeling blue (haha)sorrylol, It was another magnifico shot.Well done.

Sandy Carlson said...

This leaf is marvelous. I like to find such leaves and consider how very delicate they are and how much they endure in a few short seasons. Thanks for this close-up.

Mrs. Salty said...

Chickory has a beautiful shade of lavender. I like the goldfinch; how charming he looks! You did a great job on the leaf filter.

Kekiinani said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. You have some great images and your writing is totally fun to read. I will be back to visit often. Your flower shot is great!!! :) :) Aloha, Renee :)

Marie said...

You 've got a beautiful blog!

Moi said...

its always a pleasure to come here and see your beautiful part of the world, Ash.....:)
the goldfinch is adorable..:)

brianna said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Your picture of the leaf is really cool!

dot said...

Thanks for visiting me! I've enjoyed looking at the beautiful pictures you've taken