Egg Noodles

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dedpxl06 The Egg

Nikon D700| AF-S 50mm f1.8g| SB910 camera left bounced off ceiling 45º, white reflector subject right, triggered via SU-800, Lexar Professional Digital Film

UPDATE on the RUFF! I read  a sad report on a birding forum that the Ruff was seen on the shore in its favorite corner of the salt pond this afternoon, but it has been wounded! The writer said blood was showing on both legs, and when it lifted its wings there was a wound under the wing. Speculation is the Falcon or Harrier that was seen there yesterday and this morning may have nicked it, his opinion is that the wound is fatal! Hoping that it will be rescued and nursed back to health.

Nature can be so cruel!

More to come…

P52 37/52 -Eggcruciating

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#dedpxl06 Eggcruciating!

Nikon AF-S 50mm f1.8G|f10| 1/125s| ISO 320| Nikon SB910 @1/4pwr camera left front bounced off white ceiling| Tripod

P52 28/52 To make a prairie…

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To make a prairie~ Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee.
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.
~Emilly Dickinson

Image taken laying on my belly in my front yard at the beginning of evening Golden Hour. The clover is popping up in patches here and there…I sometimes think we should let it take over. Though most consider it a weed, and blight on the lawn (He-Man included) I like it!


Addendum: Woo-whoo! I’ve passed the halfway mark of my Project 52! It’s actually gone by pretty fast.

Nikon D300s| AF-D Nikkor 105mm @f9 + Kenko 20mm extension tube| Hand-held

Shadows- Dahlia in Black & White

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DEDPXL03 Shadows I am following Zack Arias’ Dedpxl Assignment Group over on Flickr. There’s a new assignment each month. I hoped it would be challenging enough to get me out of my box, and teach me to “see” more creatively.  It has been very challenging. Especially this assignment on Shadows. I’m seeing shadows everywhere, but not much has moved me or struck me as being compelling enough to make an image.

This Single Flower Dahlia was sitting on my patio when the afternoon light hit it. I thought it was interesting and held possibilities so I grabbed my camera and began shooting it from all angles. Then I thought to clip a single blossom off the plant and image it out on the patio and play with the shadows and light. This image is from that session.

This assignment wraps up on June 14th. Zack will be posting the Critique, and Future Assignments here

Nikon D700| AF-D Nikkor 105mm f2.8 micro| Hand-held

Developed in CS6, Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, Nik Color Efex Pro4