Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hoverfly on Sunflower Petal... July, 2010

hoverfly on sunflower
Another image from the Sunflower Workshop given by Blue Ridge Workshops on July 11, 2010. If you are in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and are not averse to being an early riser, I recommend this workshop for the excellent advice you will be given and the many opportunities for spectacular pictures as the light changes throughout the morning. The workshop is given annually in July.

Although I could have cropped this image closer to concentrate more attention on the hoverfly, I like the bright yellow of the petals against the dark background bokeh and am rather pleased with how this turned out.

ATTENTION fellow bloggers who are getting spammed by the person unknown who repeatedly tries to post comments with embedded links to multiple undesirable sites. I hope you have already turned on comment moderation for your blog so that you don't get these nasty comments showing up for others to see. This morning, I discovered that clicking the link that includes, in part, ...blogger.com/profile/... takes you to the jerk's profile. IF he has a blog listed, then click the link to the blog (nothing will be on it, he changes ID over and over and over again) and then click the "Report Abuse" link at the top of the page to report him. (The link to click is the first link IN the email you get asking if you want to Publish or Reject (yes REJECT) the comment from this jerk.)

Google is aware of this jerk and repeatedly deletes his Google accounts and all pages associated with him... he just comes back in another guise and continues his naughty ways.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunflower blossom... not yet opened... Summer, 2010

sunflower blossom beginning to open
It's been awhile since I've posted here... partly because of travel and generally being quite busy otherwise... also because of frustration with the nasty troll who keeps trying to post inappropriate comments on my images (has already tried a dozen times or more on the previous image). Guess he keeps hoping I might slip up and approve one of his tedious comments once in awhile... NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

Meanwhile, this image is from a photo workshop led by Blue Ridge Workshops... held Sunday July 11, 2010 in a field of sunflowers near where I live in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We were at the field shortly after 5 AM to take advantage of the early morning light. I learned a LOT and have WAY TOO MANY Sunflower images to post here without boring you all to tears. (all 23 of my somewhat regular followers plus whoever else shows up from time to time) I particularly like this one for the graceful way the bloom is starting to unfurl.