We're the kids in my profile pic. I saw all but one brother this past week and I hope to see him and his family when I get back home later this summer.
266:365 Tiny Timmy Tuna Fish
268:365 Baby D
269:365 Nan flanked by her D and Ian's baby D
Wherever I go I see birds. I think they're on to me.
270:365 Nan saying goodbye to her garden
Big family means big love
272:365 Back home with her dad
Rounding out the family portraits
If you're in my family or if you're a close friend, you'll be able to see even more big family on Facebook soon. This week's prompt: I'll be putting it all into perspective.
Monday, April 18, 2011
261:365 I fear I'm becoming a birder.
I went to the local Vote Mob on Saturday for the sole purpose of taking pictures. I ended up on the front page of the local paper today as the face of youth exercising its franchise. Oooooo boy. Now that was embarrassing. Here are my 3 best shots from the event:
Red Lobster Franchise: only in Atlantic Canada, I swear.
Wake up and vote!
264:365 Lion fish
265:365 I can't get enough of these grackles and they clearly can't get enough of our bird seed. Fear not, the bird feeder is going away this weekend. I'll be cut off.
The Ministry of Silly Auks
And now it's time for our weekly edition of name that bird. There's three contenders this week:
265 down; 100 to go. Waa-hoo. I'm posting a day early this week because I'll be away from the computer for the next few days. This week's prompt is portrait.
Posted by Sue at 6:02 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
254:365 Direction frozen
I tried the same shot with an adjustment to the white balance and am trying to decide which version I like best.
258:365 Up and down and all around
I need to create a "name that bird" Flickr set because there's been no end to the new friends foraging on my back deck. This guy looks like a small version of our local crows but has a deep blue head. Thoughts?
I went a week and a day without posting because I was out last night. That means this week's prompt will be good for only 6 days. So let's make the prompt 6 --or any ole number you like will do.
Posted by Sue at 4:43 PM
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
246:365 Incognito. Under that disguise is the softest heart I know.
247:365 Taking a hard line in defence of the softer sex (after funding cuts wiped out our provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women)
248:365 April fool
249:365 Downy woodpecker
Sunday is becoming my prime snapping day and this week was no exception. First I saw this skittish softie outside the family room window.
Then I noticed that the conditions on the back deck were prime for more droplet photos. I took a gazillion, got about 100 I was tickled with, and edited it all down to a small handful that made me very happy. Rather than simply trying to catch the drops as they fell, this time I was interested in pushing my limits in two directions. The first was to capture reflections in the drops and the other was to create truly abstract shots that worked with this week's prompt. Here are three of the shots I really liked.
Reflection (of the trees across the driveway)
250:365 Abstract with reflection
251:265 At the pet store--in solidarity with @BronxZoosCobra
252:365 Mining the gems in the now defunct collection of the former Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Mmmmm. The prompt this week was soft and yet I've got a woodpecker and a parrot beak. Ooops. I took so many soft shots that didn't make the cut. I think I need to round out this post with a nod to the prompt from the runners-up.
At the SPCA
Sin Kitten, er, bunny
"Soft" was fun but kinda mushy. This week's prompt: direction
Posted by Sue at 6:49 PM