Monday, March 28, 2011

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Anyone who personally knows me will testify to the fact, I am getting downright ugly. Living through this endless winter is now just plain old and I am starting to whine, cry, and complain about it at every chance I get. It as 16 degree when I awoke this morning. Ugghh!

Yesterday, Phriend and I attended a free Nikon, 2 hour, photography class. It was taught by a reprehensive from Nikon. An informative class in which many questions were asked and answered. After the class, in hopes of lifting my winter blues, Phriend suggested we stop by a botanical garden and to our delight there was a green house. We raced inside in hopes of soaking up some of the warmth and fabulous spring floral blooms. We spent an hour taking over 600 photos between us. In fact, I took so many photos, I became “sea sick” from watching all the focusing through my lens. It was so worth it.


join the marco monday fun over @ Lisa's place.

24 comments:

hipchicagomom said...

The vibrancy is downright amazing. I LOVE shots like this. Great job on this!

Sarah P. said...

Gorgeous shot! Love that bright yellow and the orange and purple peeking out. Great work.

snapshots2011 said...

I'm glad I have yet to see this side of you! The camera must have magical powers- once it gets in your hand, all negative thoughts vanish (or maybe you're just thinking happy thoughts :)
I'm glad we went out, despite the cold, I had a great time! (I hope you feel better!)

Ashley @ 365 things said...

Well it paid off because this photo just POPS. Like you could reach out and touch this beautiful flower!

Michelle said...

Beautiful capture, Trish! Gorgeous yellow.

Melinda said...

This is so gorgeously color-licious!
And beautiful composition and focus!

Woody said...

Wonderful shot, love the colors.

It's 24 degrees this morning. Somebody forgot to turn up the heat :-(

Jidhu Jose said...

nice

mostlymacro said...

Not easy to make a tulip look interesting and characterful: You managed it beautifully.

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot...I like the angle.

Courtney said...

Super jealous of getting to talk to a Nikon specialist!! Any secrets you want to share?? :O) I love the bold colors of this one!

Catherine said...

Awesome! Love the colors! What a great idea to beat these winter blues!

Ashley Sisk said...

So so beautiful - love the color!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colors! Happy Macro Monday Trish.

Carlynn said...

The colors are terrific. The flowers are so perfect and glad they lifted you out of a funk.

Jennifer Thompson said...

So bright and beautiful, I love it!
Makes me want some warmer weather and get out into the gardens.

Anne U said...

Great macro, hope it warms up soon.

edenhills said...

Such a bright cheerful flower should really help eliminate the winter blues. I'm so jealous of the Nikon workshop. I can only imagine how great that was!

Teresa

msdewberry said...

Beautiful bright colours, looks like sunshine! Great photo!

Chelsea said...

Oh, I hear ya! I HATE this winter and can't wait until it warms up above 42! What is wrong with this season??!!! Anyway, I don't mean to vent. I LOVE this flower shot, great angle, great colors, very sharp, everything is awesome!

John-Roy Photography said...

Love the yellow and the macro!

Karin said...

Love the focal point you chose in this photo.

Flower Photography said...

I'd love a class like that. Lovely flower they are always cheery :-)

lisaschaos said...

Gorgeous! I love the cheery color!

I'm getting the same way, I can't believe it's nearly April and we're still getting into single digits! :( Ready to move somewhere warmer.