Thursday, August 16, 2012

After Dinner Shoot

After dinner this evening hubby took me for a shoot.  I haven't been out much lately, due to the heat.  I can't wait for some cooler weather!

Since nobody enlarges these, I'm trying to save space and keep them smaller.  Hope you like them.
















 Yes, that's a fin!

38 comments:

So. Cal. Gal said...

A fin? Yikes! I hope it's a dolphin and not a shark. And I HOPE you didn't get THAT close to the bee (says the girl who freaks out when she so much as hears "bzzz".

YeamieWaffles said...

Just like So Cal Gal I'm really hoping that it's a dolphin instead of a shark, I love all of these photos though, I still haven't gotten over how incredible the detail is. Love all of these photos Ms A, especially the flying insect right up close, amazing photography work.

gmarch53 said...

WonderfOWL!!! Those are some fantastic shots, Sarcastic Granny ... BTW, better leave that fin alone!

Karen said...

I Hope it's a dolphin fin!!!....


LOVE the bee and flower captures... you're getting better all the time!

Deborah said...

Love love all of these!

Is that a dolphin?

What a beautiful place where you live.

Gigi said...

Thank goodness you weren't IN the water when you noticed the fin!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

The bee was a little too close for my taste - hopefully a big ass zoom lense Cora!

Beautiful!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

What exactly is attached to that fan? Danger or friendliness?

lotta joy said...

I*WANT*YOUR*CAMERA!!

I know you haven't read my blog long enough to know of the actual FIGHT I had on a crowded pier when a vacationer from Michigan was killing our native birds (the ones at the top) by using a powered slingshot and steel balls.

I've never been so mad (or fearing a heart attack) in my life.

Furry Bottoms said...

Those are great candid pictures of the dragonfly and bee! At first I thought you had the Loch Ness monster in those pink bird pictures. But I think its really a log.

Ami said...

My favorite is the one of the bee in flight, although I really love dragonflies, too. :)

TexWisGirl said...

SO cool you get spoonbills and is that a tri-color heron? ugh! have never seen one in person! the fin, ummmm. :)

love your cute little bee butt shots!

Betsy Adams said...

Great pictures... I think more people (like me) enlarge your photos than you know. I will continue to offer my larger since SOME people do like to enlarge them. Thanks!

Hugs,
Betsy

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

The fin perfectly completes this birds and bees ensemble. We'll assume it's a dolphin, not a shark. Nice photos as always, MsA.

xoRobyn

Mamma has spoken said...

WOW birds, bees, flowers, and sharks? Guess you forgot the snog ;o)

Sally said...

So sorry I'm late, computer problesm.

I don't know what to say MsA; these are truly awesome! For sure!!!

Glad you got out, and I hope you enjoyed taking the photo's as much as we LOVE them!!

xoxo

George said...

Who said no one enlarges your pictures? I always do, but these pictures are wonderful. I really like the pictures of the bee in the blossoms, and I'm glad you weren't in the water when you got that last picture.

Annmarie Pipa said...

I do love them! you are fortunate to live so close to the water.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! That is a whole bunch of beautiful photos! You are really getting good at this!

Lynn Proctor said...

wow--wonderful shots!!!

YumYum PiratePig said...

OH MY GOSH, A ROSEATE SPOONBILL?! Not to mention the "fin" (of a dolphin? shark? what you GOT out there?) and the birds and the dragonfly, OH, YOU ARE SO LOVELY! I feel closer to you through your photography than all the months/2 years(?) we have known each other, Ms.A, these are so AMAZING!!! You do have The EYE AND DETAILS, YOUR EYE FOR DETAILS...now I Can't Wait Until it gets cooler to see more! ENCORE! ENCORE! Your best EVER. KEEP SHOOTING, I GET SO HAPPY, THOSE ARE MY OLD STOMPING GROUNDS FROM WHEN I WAS HEALTHY AND A WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER AND YOUR OWN SPLENDID WORK is bringing me so many happy, healing memories...YOU ARE AN ARTIST! So just accept it and go with the flow. If your work makes your readers happy, what better reason for more field trips and portraits of your own family and what and whomever is near and dear to you? These are WONDER-FILLED! thank you soooooooo much!!!

YumYum PiratePig said...

seriously, what's up with that "fin?"

The Empress said...

WOW.

What is that a fin of???????

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Awesome! The dragonfly is caught perfectly. That's not easy to do!

Ha! Porpoise. Absolutely : )

Nancy Claeys said...

Fabulous shots -- so much to see.

It's been cold and rainy here all day -- 40s in the morning, would that be cool enough for you? :)

Vicki Lane said...

Wow! What a collection. Roseate spoonbills, oh my! Where do you live anyway? Love the dragonfly captures! And the porpoise! Always a treat to see those guys!

CiCi said...

Looks like you enjoyed the outdoor shoot. I certainly thank you for sharing these pictures with us.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these photos are awesome. Really they are so gorgeous. We are looking forward to cooler weather as well.

troutbirder said...

What a great collection of pictures. I enjoyed every one. The spoonbill reminded me of our trip to Ding Darling NWR near Fort Meyer in Florida

Farida said...

These are beautiful shots. Your husband must be enjoying this new hobby of yours too and he takes you out for it... now you're getting like a real pro! :)

Katherines Corner said...

Great photos!!!! Ummm shark or dolphin? xo

Barbara said...

Wow, where did you go? Were these taken at Bay Area Boulevard Park and the ship channel? I've never seen a fin in the ship channel before, and I worked on it for thirteen years! Great captures!

Jimmy said...

Wonderful Pictures Ms. A and as for the fin I would just view from a distance :^0

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wow! Your clos ups are amazing. What in the world is that last pic????I would have been so scared after that!

Katie said...

You are really getting quite good at this, Ms. A. : )

Powdered Toast Man said...

you captured some great bee porn.

Michelle said...

Oooh....I enjoyed these. Thanks for taking us along. I've been wanting to capture an egret or a heron for the longest time. Lucky you!!!

judy said...

Fantastic shots! Love the closeups! Thanks for all the advice!!