Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nature's Artifacts & A Hummer

I am "campground sitting" again tonight and it's wonderfully full. Everyone is checked in, has their firewood and things are settling down for the evening. I felt twitchy today because my time is too fragmented to focus on actually making I decided to see what might happen if I played around with a collection of some of the bits I've gathered on my walks this season: a wonderful nest, half of a bird's eggshell, a snake's shed skin, a fungi encrusted branch, a bit of blue glass, a pretty brown stone. I fiddled with these fragments some, shot a few different angles and views and picked the "best" to share here....

While back in one of the gardens....the Heuchera (Coral Bells) in glorious full bloom hides a quick, and camouflaged visitor:

...he buzzed me several times as I was shooting and I doubted I had captured him in any photos...until I zoomed in very close after examining about 8 different frames...and there! moving faster than the speed of all his blurry glory! Look closely at the lower, right side of the larger photo....he blends perfectly with the green foliage...but I enlarged that spot...and voila!


ArtSnark said...

Gorgeous still life - love all the textures!

Thanks for pointing out the hummer - never would have spotted it otherwise

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Love the earthy still life. The coral bells are so pretty and delicate. Great photos.

PJ said...

that is a great still life shot, it's amazing how there is beauty in everything isn't it. i don't see your little friend in the other pics. maybe i'm just the flowers are very pretty though.


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