This is the photo I mentioned a few posts back that I entered into a contest in September. It did not place but it was juried into the “Trees and the River” exhibit that ran throughout October at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute (French for High Ground), Indiana.
April 2013 flood, Fairbanks Park, Terre Haute, Indiana
Riviere Haute (French for High River) was my entry for the annual photo contest sponsored by TREES Inc. I made this photo of the Wabash River during the April 2013 flood at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute.
Captured this camouflaged critter warming up in the morning sun atop a garden statue in my front yard. Maybe the fact that it hears through its belly explains why I was able to sneak up or it?
I used the Fujifilm Finepix T555 I bought my daughter to take on her summer class trip. The pocket camera has 16 megapixels and a 12x zoom. The grasshopper has tiny single lenses in the thousands x2 and a 20x broad jump.
This lorikeet is every bit as beautiful as the one in the previous post. I love the markings on the breast and underbelly of this one as opposed to the solid blocks of color on the first one. I hate it that I did not capture the bird’s tail.
Met this beautiful rainbow lorikeet Saturday at the aquarium at Newport on the Levee in Newport, Ky. (across the Ohio River from Cincinnati).
I took this photo back in February and came oh so close to trashing it.
Even though the subject is blurred, I love the texture, or aura, surrounding them.
The animal spirit speaks to me … like a vision in a dream … ELUSIVE
Elusive by Merriam-Webster:
a : tending to evade grasp or pursuit <elusive prey>
b : hard to comprehend or define
c : hard to isolate or identify
All three define what I see, FEEL when I study this photo.
What do you think? … and no, I haven’t been in the locoweed!
In four days of camping over the Memorial Day weekend, I only took three pics worth posting. It was so cold at night (40 degrees) and then cold and raining a couple of days, and then it was muddy everywhere. We had to break camp and get on the road by noon today which, by the way, turned out warm and sunny!
The first two pics were taken at Horseshoe Lakes Thousand Trails Preserve in St. Bernice, Indiana.
On Friday I noticed the cottony seed tufts of the cottonwood trees drifting like huge snowflakes across a field of blue. Of course, here they look like tiny white lint or dust spots on my camera lens, but I did get a nice starburst from the sun glinting through the tree branches.
The flower is the same as what we have here in our woods, not sure what it is.
On Saturday, I drove to nearby Clinton to snap this photo of the Wabash River. I’m told trains still use the old iron bridge.
This putto is my Raphael/Donatello, although I am in no way comparing my work to that of the masters. I just wanted to master the “M” setting on my Nikon D5100 to hopefully accomplish detail AND the bokeh you see in the background.
My putto sits on a pedestal in front of a lilac bush in my front yard. The head on this angelic garden statue is about the size of a baseball and the little bird is about 1 inch long.
Just so you don’t have to Google the word putto, Wikipedia defines it as: a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually nude and sometimes winged. Putti are distinct from cherubim. In the plural, “the Cherubim” refers to the biblical angels. While “cherubs” represent the second order of angels, putti are secular and present a non-religious passion. However, in the Baroque period of art, the putto came to represent the omnipresence of God. A putto representing a cupid is also called an amorino (plural amorini).
The Encyclopedia Britannica defines it as: a nude, chubby child figure, often with wings, frequently appearing in both mythological and religious paintings and sculpture, especially of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Derived from personifications of love, or Eros figures, in Greek and Roman art, putti came to be used to portray cherubim in Italian paintings of the 15th century, especially those of the Madonna and Child. With the revival of classical mythological subjects in the late 15th century, Cupid was commonly represented as a putto, and numbers of anonymous putti were frequently depicted in attendance on various immortals.
When life gives you dandelions …
Make dandelion wine!
I did not Google this to see if this has been said before … but when my ‘best friend’ said no amount of weed killer is going to get rid of the dandelions in God’s 3 green acres we are tending … I remembered a story I wrote for the Tribune-Star about a woman that turned her dandelions into food and WINE! So I’ve stopped whining and am now looking up the recipe! Of course, you have to pop their beautiful little yellow heads off before they go to seed. Another delightful thought!
Taken April 14 near my house in Clay County, Indiana
Time to replay October photos featured in my 2012 Photo of the Week series. Thanks to all WordPress bloggers and other readers who sent me a ”like” or comment to help select my October Photo of the Month.
41/52 Dandelion greens and 43/52 Fall renderings tied for first-place honors and 44/52 Mums the Word took third place. 42/52 Fall Swatches fell into fourth place.
Click on the Photo of the Week link in my Categories list to read about these and other photos featured in my Sunday series since January.
I will continue to post a POW each Sunday and the winning POM thoughout 2012, culminating with everyone’s pick for Photo of the Year. I encourage everyone to comment on or rate each photo of the week to ultimately decide my “Best of the Best.”