Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Bird Break

Hello. Thought I'd take a break from birds and show you some other things I've been shooting. These were taken at Hilltop Arboretum on April 27, 2014.







42 comments:

Carole M. said...

BEAUTIFUL crisp photos Gail; very nice to see

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wonderful....love the dragon fly images...such vivid colors and detailing.

Andy said...

I'm glad you took a break. I enjoyed every photo in today's posting.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love the lily pads and the dragon flys! Awesome shots :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I meant *flies :)

EG CameraGirl said...

I can hardly wait for the insects to crawl and fly about and the flowers to bloom like crazy here north of Toronto!

Shug said...

Good Morning Gail...
Just as I expected. This is such a happy place to visit early this morning. Beautiful reflection of the lily flower in the water. Each and every picture clearly speaks professionalism on the part of the photographer....that being YOU. Such beauty!
Hope Double D enjoyed his Birthday!!
hugs,
shug

cobie en bas van Es said...

wat een geweldig mooie afwisselende serie en zo fris.

Roan said...

They are all beautiful shots, but I'm partial to the first one. Love the reflections.

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Great shots, and I love the Lupine.

Anvilcloud said...

Variety is the spice. Love the dragonfly ... and all of them really.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You surely do make it hard to choose a favorite, Gail. These are all just amazing. The water lily might just find itself on my desktop background. :) The detail on the dragonfly is gorgeous.

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous!! beautiful. & just plain lovely!! what more can i say? heaven. ( :

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, Gail.
Photo 5 and 7 are my favorite.
Greetings Irma

Hilary said...

These are just stunning, Gail. Such amazing clarity and detail. Love the dragonflies.

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous focus and light! you could shoot dirt and make it art. :)

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots

Love the dragon flies

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Awesome shots. Each one is so so perfect.

Melissa said...

You capture such beautiful detail with your photos.

Joke (Joke's Camera) said...

Marvelous pictures, Gail. I love them all, but the last 3 are definitely my favorites. Stunning!. Greetings from the Netherlands, Joke

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I adore the lilly pads. They are so pretty.

Guess what I checked out of the library today? The Big Year. Super excited to watch it tonight after the kids are in bed - it looks really cute! Thanks for the recommendation.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I adore the lilly pads. They are so pretty.

Guess what I checked out of the library today? The Big Year. Super excited to watch it tonight after the kids are in bed - it looks really cute! Thanks for the recommendation.

DeniseinVA said...

Goodness, those macro's of the dragonflies are awesome, and the ones of the flowers exquisite!

Donna said...

Gail I love your views of the flowers and insects...

Barb Brookbank said...

I just can't get over how clear your photos always are - that dragonfly is outstanding! ;)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Loving your dragon flies!! I've always wanted a dragon fly pin/broach. Lovely white flower too! Not a daisy???

nelda said...

Wow! Beautiful photos!

Karen said...

These photos are beautiful Gail, especially the one of the insect, it's so colourful.

Debbie said...

these are stellar gail, you really know how to play with light!!

amazing detail you captured in the dragon fly....he looks happy!!

eileeninmd said...

Gail, beautiful flowers! And the dragonfly shots are amazing.. Great post!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous shots! Great DOF in the second one!

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots. Must be too hot in the blind.

Stewart M said...

Great shots and the dragonflies are almost bing enough to be birds!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

hootnonny said...

Brilliant! These make me want to go and shoot something!

Mitzi said...

Beautiful photos. I think I might have to visit that arboretum! I posted Dragonflies & Flowers today too ;-)

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

These are your finest, your style, your brilliance. When I first found your blog, these were the photos that held me spell bound. Love to you, ♥,Renae

miki58 -Jarosław Kaczmarek said...

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So gorgeous -- that dragonfly (?) is just about ready to fly right off my computer screen, he looks that real!

orchid Miyako said...

I was SO impressed by your magnificent nature featuring pictures♡♡♡ I never knew about flower the bluebonnet until Theresa introduced us p;) Really beautiful, aren't they♪♪♪
And my dragonfly fly lover husband started to telling me how he enjoyed catching them and playing with them when young. Also how they land the top of these things like in your pictures. He SO praised your GORGEOUS pictures(^_^)v

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear Gail, xoxo Miyako*

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Gail,
Very good shots!! Especially shot 5 and 7 are so great!!
Wonderful to see how you've photographed them so well!!

Best regards,
Marco

Ida said...

Oh my such gorgeous shots and may I just say those Dragonfly photos are awesome!

Helma said...

Wonderful to see Gail. The beautiful flowers and the water lily, the damsels and dragonflies. Beautiful colors and photographed from beautiful views :-)