Thursday, June 24, 2010

You Capture - Get Down Low

Beth is really making us work now, isn't she. You would think that she wouldn't want her mother laying around in the back yard with a camera in her hand. She should just be glad that I decided to give you all a break from Striebel Pond pictures otherwise the embarrassment could have been epic. This way only the neighbors saw and, I guess fortunately, didn't care enough to call 911.

I started with the hydrangeas and the hanging basket. It really gave me a different perspective to lay under the flowers and take pictures. I tried some straight in to the stems and dirt shots but they came out a little too good. I don't really want to share the horrifying sights I saw of a whole new crop of weeds coming in.

And then there were the naughty fish. Any other time when I feed them they're plowing through the water with half their bodies above the surface. Today, when I'm laying at water level with a camera in my hand, they avoid me like the plague. I don't get it. Why are they so camera shy?

Ahhhhh, but then the pond from way down low.

And finally I thought the cloud bank in the background gave the illusion of a very tall flag pole with me way down below it snapping a picture. Did it work? I'm not so sure.

Now to get way down low from lots of other perspectives, visit Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry.

21 comments:

  1. I love the way your pond looks from down low! But I really like the fish in image 2572a. It's cool because if you don't know it's a fish, you really have to look HARD. Nice job. I'll try to participate next week. This getting back to work stuff has been an adjustment!

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  2. I love the hydrangeas (and am wishing mine hadn't died while I was on vacation!) I also love all flag photos - taken from up high or down low.

    Great photos!

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  3. Ahhh! I love the fish! I'd probably waste all my time sitting out there throwing food in so I could see them come up :)

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  4. Oh wow, gorgeous shots! All of them. The fish shots are too cool! :-)

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  5. Love your fish pictures...and the flag pole looks like its up above the clouds :)

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  6. I love your shy koi. And that last shot? Love it!

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  7. wow those are great shots...I am way jealous of your pond now! it looks great, love the white koi trying to eat the other one in the top shot...they are so funny aren't they!

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  8. Oh, nice job, Mom! Love the pond pics, I feel like I'm in the water!

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  9. Your fish shots are perfection. Great take on the subject!

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  10. Nice job, Mom! I thought I loved the hanging baskets and then I got to the fish, the pond, and the flag....WOW!!! I loved them, the flag pole really did look like it was as high as an airplane! Cool!

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  11. The fish shots are wonderful!

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  12. I love your fish - the pond looks amazing! A couple of my neighbors have ponds with koi fish. Do you have issues with herons or other birds? They are always cursing the food chain! :D

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  13. You did a great job! those fish shots are super cool!

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  14. Lovely photos. I love those fish and the pond is so beautiful.

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  15. The flag looks like it's floating! And our pond is gorgeous. And hydrangeas, well that's my FAVORITE flower - so pretty!

    I "tee heed" at your comment about the neighbors calling 911! ;-P

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  16. Great captures, as always, but that last shot is wonderful. That flagpole looks like it is a mile high. It definitely worked.

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  17. The illusion with the flag pole definitely worked, very cool. I love the koi, even if they didn't cooperate fully.

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  18. That flag pole looks like it's above the clouds and you were in an airplane flying by! And the pond is so serene from so low. Great captures!

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  19. Oh, wow! Great shots. I love the fish faces sticking out of the water.

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  20. Love those flower shots, and great job with the fish. So cool!

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  21. I love the light on the clouds of the last picture with the flag. The third picture with the fish is great too.

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