Sunday, December 17, 2006



Blogger micki said...

Sorry for the lack of description yesterday explaining my photo. I had gone out shooting to the Bethel Nature Preserve very early, and got home a little late (I would’ve liked to stay out even later) and had to take care of everything when I got home. To answer some questions and comments: No, I don’t clean the vegetable shortening off of the filter every time I use it. It has a good holder that is very deep, and so far it’s done just fine. I figure if I keep it out of extreme heat, I’ll be good. I also got lucky with the swirls I made and I’m not sure I’d be able to create that pattern again. The subject wasn’t one of my daughters, it was just little ol’ me. Of course, I was wearing my second oldest’s clothes and using my oldest’s violin as the prop, but no one would pose for me that day, so I made a self portrait. The other day I found a second spare UV filter that I might have to grease up with a different pattern and see what I can do. :o)

This morning, I stayed local and went down to the landing in town. The sun was rising just where I thought it would. My subjects would’ve been ho hum, but as luck would have it, this wonderful retired couple showed up with a good sized boat and set up and went off just as the sun was coming over the horizon. I hope I got a few good shots. After that I went totally abstract, so we’ll see how those images come out as well. Oh, and it was way cool to watch the frost form on the posts of the docks after the sun rose. It’s really the best time of the day to be out…even if you’re just out doing nothing in particular but observing the new day dawn.

So, it’s time for another Take a Guess. This one might be too easy.

Enjoy the great week ahead!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Monterey John said...

Just a quick look before I dash out the door to Christmas shop for Ava et al... no idea what that is :)

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I think this is one of the seed pods that we used to call sticky balls (don't know where that came from). Anyway, I think that's what it is.

Great macro (I got an early Christmas present today...A REAL macro lens!!! 60mm f2.8 AF Micro Nikkor. Happy dancin')

Thanks for the book suggestions I have to look into them they sound fun. (I love cookies).

3:32 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I don't have a clue today. Your morning sounds a very satisfying time spent with your camera.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Gabriel Loeb said...

Wow, I have no idea! Perhaps food of some sort? Very interesting shot, Micki. I love the colors and textures.

5:21 PM  
Blogger PhotoSam said...

id have to say dried out leaes or flowers of some sort...doesnt matter because the shot itslef is brilliant...its almost a microbiological type of shot..g.reat colours...

6:37 PM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

look like dried leaves or flowers...nice color and texture:-)

8:06 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

A dried out flower perhaps?

I think you got me.

8:51 PM  
Anonymous P.J. said...

Kind of looks like walnuts to me, but not sure if it is. Parts of it look like walnuts anyway.

11:48 PM  
Anonymous NoWords said...

dried figs?

4:57 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

I cannot even hazard a guess at this one. They look like dried leaves or shoots . . but there is an edible look to them, too.

5:04 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

That would be the fruit from a SweetGum tree. I have stepped on many on these barefooted and know them well.

6:04 AM  
Blogger Cool Daddio said...

Ah the wicked yet strangely beautiful Sweet Gum seed pod.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous tuna said...

don't know what it is, but the subtle colour and texture are fantastic.

7:50 AM  
Anonymous david said...

apart from a scene from Alien, it reminds me of some kind of dipped tempura vegetable? but then i've never been right so far, so why change the habit of a lifetime!

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Lovely texture, will be back tomorrow to know what that is :)

9:25 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

Too late to venture a guess, but never too late to comment in general :-) Super detail here - wonderful macro.

8:21 AM  

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