Regular Random – Five Minutes with Color

Here are the rules:

Pick an item or scene and photograph it for five minutes using different angles and light.

I do not have a green thumb so I can’t believe that I actually went out and bought several plants for my back porch.  But I’d love to get more bee and butterfly captures so hubby and I went off to the garden store.

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I’ve fallen in love with coneflowers – I think their umbrella shape is beautiful.  I also bought trailing verbena, dianthus and lantana.

So here’s hoping that the bees and butterflies will find their way to my door – and that my new plants survive the summer under my care.

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Five Minutes – Regular Random

Desley Jane hosts Regular Random each week.  The rules are:

Choose an object or scene and shoot for five minutes using different angles and lighting and try not to interfere with it once it’s set up.  I confess – I have problems sticking to five minutes but I did with this post.

These are photos of my home office where momaskedmeforarecipe.com, photographyinpearls.com and photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com come together.  On my desk is an encyclopedia of birds and one for flowers (I really want to know what I’ve just captured!) as well as several photography books and different cookbooks.  (The flower on the monitor is a plumeria.)

Trust me – it’s much neater than my “real world” desk!

You can find Desley Jane at https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/07/02/five-minutes-with-another-cupcake-regularrandom/

To see more of my photography, please click here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Belated Father’s Day

Image of the Cross

Mom and I went to the cemetery yesterday and I took my camera to get a photo of the new flowers she had placed there.  My breath caught when I realized that the light from the door had reflected the image of a cross on the marble of the vaults.  Dad’s is the vault with the red, white and blue flowers and the American flag on the upper right.

Mom's Reflection

And I caught my breath again when I realized I had captured mom’s reflection in the light.

Regular Random – Five Minutes and Still Beautiful

Desley Jane hosts Regular Random each week and you can find her here: https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/06/12/regular-random-five-minutes-with-dumplings/

 

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Still beautiful!

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Regular Random – Five Minutes with Foxgloves

It’s been raining here for days so I’ve picked some photos of foxgloves I took a few months ago.

I love the fountains in the background…. 

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…and the colors were absolutely beautiful.

Check out Desley Jane’s post at https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/06/04/regular-random-five-minutes-with-orange-tulips/ for the rules

To see more of my photography and more of these beautiful foxgloves, click here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

Five Minutes with Pink Tulips – Regular Random

 

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These pink tulips were a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter.  They’ve opened up beautifully and I love the way the light shines through them.

Thanks to Desley Jane for hosting!  You can find Desley Jane at https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/05/21/five-minutes-with-felt-ball-posies/

To see more of my photography, please click here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com

 

Alligator Season

On a recent visit to Huntington Beach State Park to take bird photos, I saw a dozen alligators floating by.

Slow Floating Alligator

I’ve never seen this many alligators out at one time but it’s mating season and the gators are here looking for a date.

Alligator Float

They don’t approach as long as you keep your distance but it was very difficult to focus on the birds while constantly looking over my shoulder to see if the alligators had moved.  Despite that, I managed to get several great shots of egrets, anhingas and cormorants and I will be posting those soon.

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Alligator Close Up

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Regular Random – Lemonade

Desley Jane hosts #regularrandom each week and I’ve enjoyed playing along.

The rules are that you spend just five minutes with a single subject or a frame, shooting from different angles, seeing how the light changes, all the while trying to interfere with the subject as little as possible.

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Check out Desley’s site:  https://musingsofafrequentflyingscientist.com/2017/04/02/two-minutes-with-some-lorikeets-regularrandom/

To see more of my photography, please click here: photographyinpearls.photoshelter.com