Balanced Universe… 109/365

Balanced Universe... 109-365

This is kind of going along with my unplanned theme of dark background/light flower that seems to have appeared this week…the title comes from the translation of the name of the flower…Cosmos…this one just beginning to blossom…

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…this one at the end…

I am going to be away from the Internetfor the weekend and will not be able to upload anything until Sunday night unless by some miracle I can get the image, process it and upload it before we head out…going to be in Eagle River bad weather or no bad weather…so until then…

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They Came in a Wildflower Pack… 108/365

They Came in a Wildflower Pack... 108/365

That is what my wife said when I asked her what hey were called, so I guess that is their name…seems a bit long winded to me, but I’m not a botanist…

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Untitled… 107/365

Untitled... 107-365

I have been watching the forecast for Friday…it went from 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning to 30% chance for both here and Eagle River…they cannot possibly be right this early…can they?

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Digging In… 106/365

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If the light looks a little strange on this one, it is because it was flipped upside down…It gives one less of a headache this way I think and my daughter insisted it looked better…so there…I liked this one for the way the legs seem to blend in with the stamen of the flower…as though he was really digging into it…

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These macros were not as easy to capture as some out there make it look…these little guys move…a lot…more than I thought they would…but then I guess “busy as a bee” was not coined by accident…These were the sharpest of the lot, but I am sure if I worked longer at it and shot more megabytes of images I would have captured an even better one…or maybe I am my worst critic…maybe…

Gratuitous Flower Shots:

(because you all asked for it….or maybe because I happened to take these as well today…anyway…)

 
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Yep, more of the Mexican Sunflower shots, except this time from the back of the flower rather than the front… I am finding out (by accident on the first one “Cosmos”) that a lot of flowers are just as interesting from the back of the flower as they are from the front.  More subtle, but I like the organic symmetry.  

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I also took this opportunity to play around with Lightroom 2’s new graduated filter feature…the above desaturation was created using it…a nice little feature added from the beta version I was crashing…I mean using…

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Mexican Sunflower… 105/365

Mexican Sunflower... 105-365

I have a new favorite flower…OK so maybe I just have another favorite flower…

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Getting ready for another week…and praying for great weather this coming weekend as I will be flying up o Eagle River Friday night…should have a bunch of great shots from there as always and the plane I will be flying has an autopilot, so I may actually get a chance to give you some aerial shots, but we will have to wait and see. Until tomorrow…

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Cruise… 104/365

Cruise... 104/365

Last night was our company outing and this year we took a cruise on “The Sophisticated Lady,” a charter boat out of Burnham Harbor. We cruised up and down the lake shore watching the sun set and the moon rise while the crew spoiled us with appetizers and drinks…

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I would highly recommend this for anyone thinking of doing an outing or their company or the like. You can check out their website HERE

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From the Center… 103/365

From the Center... 103/365

Reminds me of rays of light from the darkness…the end of a long two weeks of staff shortage at the shop…perhaps I will be wordier tomorrow but for tonight…

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