Saturday, November 26, 2011

For the Birds ~ Camera Critters #190

This Camera-Critters post is

For The Birds!

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Straight At Ya

The scene below is "straight out of the camera" (hence why I posted it today for SOOC Sunday). The scene below is also "straight outta my pasture"... "straight outta my kitchen window"... "straight offa my farm" (offa?)

We had such a dry summer there is hardly any pasture for the cows to eat. So, they got a bit upset about that and decided to start tearing into the hay bales that were stacked there for winter. Hubs had to move all the hay to the other side of a gate so the cows couldn't destroy them. I think the cows are asking for hay from Santa this year. ;-)

(c) Misty DawnS

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Three Eyes ~ Camera-Critters #189

Most of you know (and are probably sick of hearing about) how much I love my pond. It's probably my favorite place to be (with our woods coming in a close second). When I'm back at the pond, it's a form of therapy for me. I can empty my mind and let my stresses and worries go, and I can just "be". Everyone needs a place where they can just "be".

I don't have any Remote Control Boats to play with (although that would be loads of fun), but I do have fishing poles. I also have a camera, and I meet many friends back at my pond, such as "Three Eyes", who is the star of this week's Camera-Critters post.

(c) Misty DawnS

Where is YOUR place where you can let go and just "be"???

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wednesday Wingspan

One of my favorite nature photography bloggers, Kerri often does a "Wings on Wednesday" post. I hope she doesn't mind my borrowing her theme idea for this week.

(c) Misty DawnS

Monday, November 14, 2011

Miss Baldwinii in Macro

(c) Misty DawnS

Yes, I'm late posting my Macro Monday photo for this week,
but I have a very good excuse! Honest!
I had to get up bright and early to be at the hospital
for a test. Apparently I have ulcers everywhere you can have ulcers. LOL
Also have a hiatal hernia who wanted invited to the ulcer party.
So... that's my excuse. Trust me, I'll try not to let it happen again! Ha!

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Vernonia in Autumn Dress

My photo for today fits in with both the Straight Out of the Camera Sunday meme (because I didn't alter it in any way, other than a crop) and the Today's Flowers meme.

Our flowers have mostly gone away for the year, but I think the ones that remain are still beautiful in their own way. This Ironweed used to be a brilliant purple (remember Ms. Vernonia Baldwinii?), and you know how much I love purple. However, I think it is still beautiful when it's wearing its fall colors, don't you?

(c) Misty DawnS

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Camera Season ~ Camera-Critters #188

Starting this weekend, it's Deer Hunting Season here. Well, as my dad would correct me... it's "Gun Season" (versus Bow Season, which starts earlier... and versus youth season, which was last week). Ya gotta be technical with your terms when your dad is a person some people call "Davy Crockett" as a nickname.

Lucky for me, it's Camera Season all year! :-)

Trust me, our friends and family who hunt take special note of how "my" critters are with me. So, when any hunting season comes around, I start getting peppered with questions: "Where are the deer Misty?" "Have you seen any buck, Misty?" "Misty, have you seen a big one?"

I just smile and play dumb. I'm not against hunting. In fact, I'm pro-hunting. However, the critters I photograph are "MY Critters". No, I don't own them, but they know me; they've come to expect me walking around them; in a way, they've come to trust me. They're "MY Critters", and, if I can help it, they'll only be shot with a Sony DSLR (doesn't hurt a bit).

Deer? What deer? Nope, haven't seen any.

(c) Misty DawnS

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Un-norm, experiments, gifts, and lots of ellipsis

Well, my last post (the SOOC Sunday post) was very different than anything I normally photograph. My photography subject for this Macro Monday post isn't different from what I normally photograph, but I did decide to experiment a bit with the photograph and turn it into something that is very different from my 'norm'. I guess today I just don't feel like being 'norm'. hehe

Yes, this is something you'd expect to see from me, isn't it?

(c) Misty DawnS

How bout in black & white?
Yes, different than what I normally do,
but not overly daring...

(c) Misty DawnS

Ahhhhh, but then I went all crazy!
Turned it into a negative, and I must admit
I really like it!
I think it's way cool!
(Don't worry. I'm still the same Misty you know and love.
Uhhhhh... You do love me, don't you?)
(c) Misty DawnS

Now let's talk about something else. Picturing these photos hanging on the wall... along with the fact that the holidays are fast approaching (it's already freaking November, People!!!)... along with the fact that my house is actually looking more like a house rather than a construction zone... well, these things have made me think about gifts... more specifically house warming type gifts... and since I'm a big fan of custom and personalized things, I've been thinking about personalized housewarming gifts. By the way, do you think I'm an ellipsis -addict? Hmmm.... something to think about.

Do you own your own house? Did you receive house warming gifts? If so, what was your favorite gift?

Burning Money

This is totally and completely different than what I normally photograph. Yet, after burning some boxes, papers, and scrap wood, this caught my attention. It caught my attention so much that I just kept staring at it. Finally, I went for the camera. No, it's not a bug... nor a flower... nor a beautiful sunset. Yet, this scene said something to me, and I knew I had to photograph it. (Yes, you may go ahead and think I'm crazy for have a pile of ashes 'say something to me', but it did)

Let's call it...
Burning Money
(c) Misty DawnS

I could make all sorts of political references with this photo, but that's also very unlike me, so I won't. ;-)

Vertical or Horizontal Crop? You Choose

O.K., my wonderful friends. I'm here to ask for your help. I took the below photograph while on a walk with Hubs, Step-Daughter, Son-In-Law, and GrandDoggy.

I really like the photograph, but can't decide between two crops. Each time I think I've decided, I go back and look again and change my mind. So... this is where you come in.

If you could just leave me a comment telling me "first" (vertical crop), "second" (horizontal crop), or "neither" (Why the heck do you like this photo, Misty?), I would sincerely appreciate it!

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS

Thanks everyone! I knew I could count on you!
(Geesh, I really need you guys! I just looked at the crops again and changed my mind once more! I'm outta control, I tell ya!)

They aren't flowers, but leaves do form on and decorate trees.
So, I'm posting it for Today's Flowers.
(If it is deemed not appropriate, I'll remove the link.)

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Perfect Pair ~ Camera-Critters #187

During my step-daughter and her husband's visit, my Hubs bonded with their Pug... aka his grand-doggy. hehe

A perfect pair...

(c) Misty DawnS

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