Week 24 is here! Because I was still dealing with eye issues I didn't do a lot of shooting early in the week but after things significantly improved and I no longer needed to use ointment 3x a day, I was able to once again pick up my usual cameras and get back to playing with my new lens and trying to get the hang of landscape photography. I actually did a fair amount of shooting over the past couple of days but haven't finished the editing process yet, so am just going with what I've got in hand now....
In several places around the condo community we have the most gorgeous orange lilies, and since orange is my favorite color, I have enjoyed admiring them and photographing them:
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These guys are just so perky and jaunty:
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One recent afternoon I spent some time walking around the entire lake and shooting. Condo buildings near the foot of the lake..... And look closely -- why, there's Alfred!
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Another afternoon I was doing more of the same kind of shooting with the wide-angle lens and spotted Alfred again, and this time he was standing on the base of the fountain in the lake, which wasn't working due to the timer having been blitzed by recent storms. Perfect opportunity for a nice close shot -- but alas, that wasn't going to work with a 12-24mm lens!! I went home, swapped lenses, slipping on the 100-400mm and rushed back out to the boardwalk and thankfully he was still there, patiently waiting for me. Alfred surveys his domain:
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Nice shots all - cool portrait of Alfred.
Week 25! Not a lot going on this week, but I did enjoy getting outdoors for the nice cool weather we had for a couple of days.
First up: for Lyndee, a hydrangea in full, glorious bloom:
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And for Klaus, one of the yellow flowers still holding forth in the front of my building, not too far away from the magnificent hydrangea bush:
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One day a turtle surprised me, swimming along in the messy, yucky water, right past my vantage point from my deck:
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No idea of what these intriguing white spiky balls are, but they're part of some sort of aquatic plant which is happily flourishing at the edge of the lake:
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Another mystery aquatic plant:
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And now for something entirely different -- a bonus image that reflects the direction my mind is taking right now:
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Pretty flowers. Cool catch on the turtle.