Dandelions….

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Started playing with my Nikons aperture settings while getting a few shots of Dandelions. Found these little guys in our driveway while bringing in groceries…. after I got the milk in the refrigerator I grabbed my camera and headed back outside. What really struck me about these fluffy little remains…was the deep rich color of the seeds.

Really loved the rich burgundy color against the white moon cratered center....

Really loved the rich burgundy color against the white moon cratered center….

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The aperture was set on (f/22) for this shot....this blurred the background into a solid so the focus could be on the white fluff of the dandelion...

The aperture was set on (f/22) for this shot….this blurred the background into a solid so the focus could be on the white fluff of the dandelion…

this photo is not really special....but it does have my little dog blurred in the background.....

this photo is not really special….but it does have my little dog blurred in the background…..

Nature Abstracted…..

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Not sure how I feel about these photos…but decided to go ahead and share them. Each photo is of a different type of moss I found this spring. Zoomed in like this….the moss takes on a landscape feeling….some look like miniature forest viewed from the window of an airplane…others look like mis-colored lava flows….either way…abstraction was the goal.

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Sabi

More Spring Flowers…..Blood Root…

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Love this little daisy looking flower….grows low to the ground and seems to prefer SE facing slopes.

Native Georgia spring flower called Blood Root....Native Americans used this plant as body paint...

Native Georgia spring flower called Blood Root….Native Americans used this plant as body paint…

broke off a leaf and stained my finger with the plants juices....stain lasted all day...

broke off a leaf and stained my finger with the plants juices….stain lasted all day…

Flowering Red Buds……

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Red Bud trees have these beautiful pink flowers in the spring, heart shaped leaves all summer, and pea pod seed packets in late summer and early fall…..but my favorite parts are the flowers.

Took these pictures yesterday while out with a group of hikers….super warm day at 83F here in Georgia and lots of pretty spring flowers.

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Sabi

Leaving Time for Creativity…..

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Being a mom of two teenagers….working….and all the stuff that goes with life in general….makes for a very busy life! So one of the hardest things for me is saving time to be creative….and being creative is as important for me as eating.

That said…I just recently gave up being Band Booster President…both our kids participate in our local High School Band…so being president of the Band Booster has been great fun….but very time consuming. So after a lot of thought and a few tears, I have decided not to run for Booster President again.

I have to give myself more time for creativity….that means having time in the studio and being outside with my camera.

Below is a picture of a little doe all fuzzed up with her winter coat. Used the zoom lens and then pushed the contrast up…to bring out her coloring.

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