Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found in nature.

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Good morning from a sunny Hastings morning.  A relief for us that the wind and rain have gone but it has been harder for others north and south of us here.  So keep safe, warm, dry or cool where ever everyone is.

So this is Cee’s Photography‘s fun foot challenge.  Found in nature.  That is what my photography is about.  The beauty around us.  I am a bit reticent about taking photos of people and generally ask about using their images online.  Some people object but nature never does.

I tried to get different photos for this challenge, not jus the usual butterflies, but interesting items found in nature.

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I have no idea what plant this.

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Nor this.

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This was in my mothers little garden.

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I love the lines on this tree.

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This I do know – a lily.

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A dandelion.

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I love cobwebs and faeries.  My family thought I was nuts taking this photo.

Here are a couple of great blogs to check out as well.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Found In Nature

http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-found-in-nature/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/cees-fun-foto-challenge-found-in-nature/Thanks for visiting.

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Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Flowers

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Here is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Flowers.  I found these lilies a couple of weeks ago and loved the translucent feel to them and thought they could be good for black and white.

Thanks for visiting and here is Cee’s post for more information.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Flowers

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The Daily Post Challenge : Bold

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Good morning from a very sunny Hastings morning.

Last night I immersed myself in the darkroom so to speak to do some editing on FX Photostudio Pro.  It is all about having fun and seeing what effects I could come up with.  Then I read what the challenge fromThe Daily Post is – bold. So I have picked out these bold flowers for you.

I love the vignette effect.  It shifts the focus onto the centre of the image and makes it stand out a little more.  Then it was just a matter of choosing which effects were the most interesting.  See if you can work them out.

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Snapdragons

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