Entering Autumn - 2014 - This backyard view from upstairs in the dining room.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

August’s 'Picture This' Photo Contest

Gardening Gone Wild is hosting a 'Picture This' Photo Contest.
The deadline is 11:59 P.M., Saturday, August 22.

This is my entry.


This photo was taken "down on my knees" because I owned (at the time)
a camera with 3x magnification. That means that this little fellow wanted his photo taken...
and to accomplish the task, I absolutely had to get very close! :-)

You will enjoy seeing the other entries!
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20 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

Hi SG~~ Good luck on the contest. Your photo is definitely award-worthy. ... I'm not sure where to find a photo of Nancy. ?

Grace Peterson said...

Oops. I spoke too soon. She's in the garden tour post. A huge duh moment for me. We do look alike. I remember thinking that when I saw the photo earlier. They say everyone has a twin. Maybe someday we'll can stand side by side for a photo.

GardenAuthor said...

Great shot, Shady! I'm still doing the "human-zoom," so I know what you mean! The bumbles on my cosmos are not always ready for their close-up.

Love your header and spent quite some time taking that nature walk in the sidebar - great show! Only sorry that Lucy didn't come... she slept right through it. /Deb

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yes, this is a good one.

Rosemary said...

Terrific shot you have my vote!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Nice!

Rosey Pollen said...

I hope you win! It is a great bee shot!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi All. What nice gardening friends I have!! :-) And thanks for your votes of confidence. Actually, I entered this contest for fun.

Have you checked out the other entries? They're great!

Shady Gardener said...

Grace, Wouldn't that be fun? You would also enjoy each other's gardens.

Gail said...

I love this photo Shady! Good luck in the contest~~gail

Frances said...

Hi Shady, this one is a winner for sure! Such an unusual visitor stamen climbing! :-)
Frances

Shady Gardener said...

Thanks, Gail. Are you entering???

Frances, And I'm deferring to Your photo because You caught the bee in mid-air, zooming towards the prize! :-)

Dellits said...

great picture, Aunt K!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Lovely shot Shady, and good luck with it.
K

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Dellits, Thanks!! :-)

Karen, Thank you. I had such fun taking the photo and have good memories of that morning. (Doesn't matter if I win a prize. It was just fun to enter the "meme.")

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

It's a great photo, I do hope you get an even better replacement camera. Crocuses and visitors do demand that you be down on your knees, when it's the most damp & muddy (unlike now, when the rock is dry as a bone & rock hard).

Patsi 'Garden Endeavors' said...

Noticed your post the other day and just got around to view it.
"Get down on your knees and show us something we haven’t seen in quite the same way before"
Very cute idea for a photo contest. Good luck Shady !

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, Aren't you entering? I Know you have something that would qualify!

Patsi, The same goes for you. You always have great photos! :-)

Ellen Zachos said...

You've managed to make the fly/bee look almost cute!

Shady Gardener said...

Ellen, Thanks. I'm not sure about that... but thanks! ;-) And thanks for visiting me!