Monday, June 13, 2011

Bees, Flowers, and Quotes

Today I am participating in Sweet Shot Tuesday, Texture Tuesdays, and Scripture and a Snapshot.  When we took my dad for dinner on Sunday at Red Robin there was this giant bush and another big bunch of Irises (this might be my last Iris sweet shot--the season is almost over).  The bush was swarming with bees, so I forced everyone to stand around while I took pictures (not really, my dad was still talking to Oak and we let the kids play close by in the car).  I wish I had had more time to take even more but I still ended up with a few sweet shots!


Kim Klassens Love Texture at 100% SoftLight



No Texture, but I tried Ashley's Circle suggestion--elliptical tool, select inverse, fill color
Kim Klassen's February Magic Edges with Hue/Sat adjustment Lighten +37
Coffee Shop Golden Vintage Action; KKTrust 100% Soft Light 38% masked off of flowers

Sweet Shot Daykimklassencafe


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42 comments:

Lizzi said...

Such gorgeous colors and subjects! I particularly like the second photo.

I'm just slightly jealous you have such lush flowers to photograph!

April said...

Love how your captured the fuzziness of the bees! very pretty

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, these are just gorgeous! Irises are my fave!

AJ Kreations said...

Great macros and such pretty flowers!

sylvia said...

what lovely detail shots, so summery! just what i needed to see today (it's grey and rainy here today)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

What a busy little bee! Amazing captures!

Becky said...

Absolutely wonderful!

Susan said...

Just beautiful!! Loving textures these days!

Mom of M&Ms said...

beautiful shots! Awesome and I love yoru scripture and a snapshot!

Leigh Erin said...

aweomse! I love bee shots - not an easy one to get. The colors and detail are beautiful!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

GORGEOUS shots for Sweet Shot Tuesday. And the last is the best - with the sweet Word of God. Thank you for a lovely visit and a lovely smile at your beautiful pictures!

ChantaleP said...

Beautiful beautiful shots! Beautiful lighting and textures..

Ashley Sisk said...

These are really beautiful - I love the third shot.

Allison Hoffman said...

wow - I love the second shot of the bee, and what a beautiful shot with the scripture - great use of texture!

MarieElizabeth said...

Such a great use of macro and texture, gorgeous! Photos like this make me want to try so much harder.

kaye said...

love your pictures, they are amazing and I appreciate the reminder that we flourish under God's care. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle said...

These are beautiful, Cedar! The second and third one are my favorites. I'm loving that purple and blue!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, completely breathtaking. The first is my favorite, but they are all brilliant.

Leovi said...

Beautiful textures, great pictures with splendid tone.

Carletta said...

Wonderful images and texture!
Your macros of the bee are amazing!
Carletta's Captures

Leah C said...

Wow...these are beautiful!

Miriam said...

These are a stunning set, really really beautiful.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Wonderful macro shots! I really love the one of the iris. So crisp and clear.

Butterbean Row said...

Really nice shots...love the selective focus!

deb duty said...

Oh my gosh! These are all breathtaking! Amazing photos!

Life-n-Reflection said...

beautiful macros!

bettyl said...

All your photos are lovely and the verse goes along with the theme.

myartsdesire said...

great captures! i love trying to get bee shots too even though the little critters scare me to death! {visiting from texture tuesday!}

followingsplendor said...

I do love your texture work-and yes-you got great shots of the bees! I am terrified of them-I would have had to have my 300mm telephoto! :)

Jennifer@threedogsinagarden said...

Beautiful images and quotes.

Scott said...

Wow, what a great series of photos and edits. Very nice.

Thauna said...

Love these shots!!! I was chasing a bee around a flower bush the other day...I didn't not score a sweet bee shot. I love yours!

Christina Klas said...

Isn't it amazing how you can find such beauty in things that other people so quickly overlook? I especially love the last photo and verse. Lovely!

Sara said...

Great captures! I love the colours, especially the first one.

Erika B said...

Beautiful blue and great processing.

Erika B

- Jessi - said...

Beautiful macros with e bee. Love your texture one as well.

Marla said...

Lovely. My favorite is that second one. Beautiful.

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Janie said...

You have a wonderful eye and a true gift.

Janie
Romantic Domestic

Henrietta said...

Beautiful set, absolutely stunning:)

Pam Jones said...

Such gorgeous colors the shaded of blue are just stunning!

Pam

hkpowerstudio said...

Bees, Flowers and Quotes are 3 of my favorite things! I love the color palette here and your subtle use of textures, great effect:)

Jen said...

really enjoyed all your photos here! great job with the textures. glad you shared how you did them. I liked you pics of your daughter with the ducks in color and black and white.