Well the weather is starting to change. Being primarily comprised of northern hemisphere members, the CY365 gallery is starting to be filled with gorgeous pictures spring-like symbols! And at times I do find myself becoming a little uncharitably envious as we start our slide into winter. It will interesting to see how much my pictures change to reflect the change in season. Hopefully wondering about that will keep me from being so jealous of other peoples photos!
Maia will be celebrating when this comes off! He had a growth removed from the side of his muzzle (you can see the stitches poking out) so has to wear this for another week at least. And to add insult to injury, we always just make these out of buckets, which in this case happened to be bright orange. Although he is not looking his finest here, with mud on his nose and the raggedy dirty bucket (which was much cleaner when at the start of the day and even though it might look like it in the photo, does not have dangerous sharp jagged edges), and does look a little sad, he is in fact in very good spirits!
Not sure if this fits the brief with rim lighting, but the light was behind the leaves and I am quite intrigued by the outlines of the leaves and the shadows of these autumn leaves.
For today's prompt my eye went straight to the word 'garnished' and then my mind went to the parsley plant I have growing and I found this new shoot! Given that we are heading into winter its probably the only new growth around...
I was soaring in the air today. Was beautiful above the clouds - not so nice under them - and I got this unusual propeller effect when shooting with Camera+ app. The SlowShutter app gave a different effect but I quite liked the unusual shapes and lines in this shot.
Not my usual scenery ...Gandalf atop one of the Great Eagles at Wellington Airport ... or as the sign on the outside of the Terminal reads - Welcome to Middle Earth as some LOTR and Hobbit fans will know it (which I must admit I am not really) ...
I saw another CY365 member's photo of her gorgeous kitty cat which made me think of my old girl who passed away a few weeks ago. Some might find this a bit morbid, but this is where she is safely buried, in a side garden where she loved...
I took quite a few shots today but in the end settled on this one for today. Technically there are quite a few areas where it can be improved, but it is the first time I have actually been able to take a macro of something that is alive! This little bee was so engrossed in his pollen gathering duties on this echinacea flower that he paid no attention to me at all - so I don't think it was much to do with my sneaking up abilities. I did try to take another shot of a bumble bee (the big black bees with yellow stripes) on a flower but as I was getting closer behind him, he waved a leg very purposefully at me as if to say 'that's quite far enough', so I left it at that.
Not edible or purple, but it did have its origins in the prompt. The only 'purplely' edible things I could find on hand were onions and garlic. I played around with them in some natural window light but wasn't really satisfied.
This wee girl is very cherished! I have been staying with my friend for a few days and this is her young dog - Alofa. Although a boisterous girl (being a border collie/lab X ), she is also so very gentle and loving.
I wanted to explore the light in this shot. There is a hint of purple in the centre of this dried flower (whose name I can't remember!) but you don't really see it. I do however love the way the flower is lit up by the sunlight.
The upward motion of this yellowing yucca plant tip, with the remnants of fog droplets on a spider web thread, against the vidid blue sky caught my eye this morning - as it stretches to the sky, it has all the room in the world to move.
Played a little with the SlowShutter app on my Iphone today. I didn't quite get the spinning sensation I was after ... but it does have a hint of 'spinniness' in there and I learnt a few new things.