Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Today's Lens Catch

Trumpet flower

Trumpet flower

Hornet

15 comments:

twobears said...

Just glorious. Thanks.

Cassi said...

All I can say is "WOW!! These take my breath away!

"Maggie" said...

Kim,

These photos are just fantastic girl!

Anonymous said...

your photography is so often, if not ALWAYS, so breathtaking... and even that adjective doesn't seem strong enough to describe how beautiful they are and the affect they can have a person's psyche...

so glad you share ..... :-)

Anonymous said...

plus and another thing.... I can't believe I even said that about a photo of a bee/wasp/hornet!!! - whatever.... (shiver)

kelly said...

how do you do that.
you have an awesome eye!
nice job girly!

Kim Carney said...

Thank you one and all! My wonderful neighbor who also dabbles in photography brought me a trumpet flower that was about 10 in. tall and said she wanted me to shoot it. We had had a discussion the day before about when photographing flowers you get an overwhelming sense of wonder and appreciation for nature with every shot! I tried to print a copy for her on my crappy (new-ish) printer, that I have never been able to print a decent photo-type print on photo paper. I could spend all day exploring what is in 'front' of the lens...I am still really wanting to take a photography class so that I am not 'experimenting' every time I shoot stuff. You guys made my day, and also makes me feel my day yesterday messing around with flowers and dead hornets was not a total waste (as I thought it was when going to bed guilty last night from not having cleaned my house!)

Anonymous said...

... one more thing.... that hornet picture was so mesmerizing to me that I had to immediately go through all 993 pictures you have on that photo link - talk about enjoyable...

never feel guilty - tell that 'guilt' -- 'get outa my head!!' LOL

mati rose said...

lots of love for this already, but what's one more! i love the crisp off centeredness:)

*jenny said...

Gasp! Absolutely incredible.

I know the quality of a photo is 99% who is behind the camera, but I would love to know what kind of camera you use. I am close to drop-kicking mine.

Kim Carney said...

I have Nikon Coolpix 995 and the macro lens I use is a Raynox 4x Macro Lens, that was not expensive. I need to take a photography class, I am really not very versed on the manual settings on the 995. I would really like to buy the Cannon Rebel, everyone I work with has one and loves it. My secret is I have a very big storage card, so I take hundreds for one good one!(http://www.gadgetguys.com/readreview.asp?ArticleID=22)

paula said...

Wow...Kim! These photos are just stunning! I can't add any more to what's been said so I'll just say thanks for sharing them.

ana ventura said...

just...don't have words! love this photos!

Ruth said...

Kim, I think everything you do is beautiful but this is especially so, the composition, etc. You are so multi-talented, writer, artist, photographer, you can do anything!

Kim Carney said...

Ruth, I know you say that because you love me! Thank you. I love you.