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30 June, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday...or...A Bug's Eye View: Part Deux

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It’s time for Outdoor Wednesday with our gracious hostess, Susan at A Southern Daydreamer! Be sure to stop by her beautiful blog for some wonderful Southern scenery and to find a list of this week’s participants.

IMG_6884 I have discovered the digital macro feature on my camera, a Canon Power Shot SD 630, and I want to share with you some photos I took of my lantana! Stand back!

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IMG_6892 Can you believe it??? I wonder what else my camera will do! I guess I need to read the instructions! Be sure to head on over to Susan’s to see some more outdoor shots while we are enjoying this beautiful weather! Thanks for stopping by! I’ll see you next time! A la prochaine!

46 comments:

  1. Love the lantana - that was a plant on my list to try this year, but that didn't happen. Maybe next year. Your pictures really are fabulous!! Sally

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  2. Your photography is outstanding! The Lantana flowers are very small, and look at what you did with them. :)Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

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  3. I want your camera! Lantana's one of my favorite flowers and I don't have any this year. Thanks for sharing. Oh! The ant, how cool.

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  4. Debbie, these shots brought back a rush of childhood memories. I grew up in south Texas where lantana plants flourish. As a child I always loved them because their clusters of blooms were like little bouquets. The colors made me think of little pieces of candy. Wonderful photos and music! Thank you!

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  5. How beautiful! Lantana is an annual where I live and I never knew it came in anything other than yellow. I love the color you have. Thanks for sharing the great pictures!

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  6. Gorgeous shots, Debbie!!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

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  7. girl...those photos are outstanding!!! I love lantana!

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  8. "Holy Macro!" Those pictures are amazing up close and personal. I'd sure like to hear what that lil' ant was thinking when you snaped that shot.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

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  9. OMG....Absolutely stunning photos. I am sending this to my girlfriend who is a professional nature photographer.

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  10. Debbie, I just love these pictures and I especially love the little ant. You have really got this camera thing down pat. Your pictures are just stunning, and I love them. Jim does too. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  11. Beautiful pictures Debbie! I clicked on something macro with the Casio, but I don't think my pictures are this good. I need to take a class! ☺ Diane

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  12. Great job, Debbie!! Someone told me aboiut the macro setting awhile ago and i have been trying to pass myself off as a professional photographer ever since! ;-)

    The 3rd picture is really awesome in an unusual way. Your lantana is a wonderful subject. Love the ant!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  13. LOL! I know about those instructions, Debbie. My mother actually cross stitched something for me as a young woman that said, "If at first you don't succeed, follow instructions!" ;-)

    I'm glad you found that new feature because I am totally enjoying your new pictures. They are wonderful!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  14. Love your lantana! What great macro shots!!! Don't you love when you find a new talent? :D Jewel

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  15. I love Lantana... did you know it's a native Texas wildflower? One of the few things that make it through the heat and drought of summers here... I think yours is called "Carnival"... but I could be wrong... just beautiful... gotta get me one of those Cannons!

    happy 4th!

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  16. Love the results from reading the manuals:)
    Joyce

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  17. ~Gorgeous Debbie!
    Yikes on the wasp...:)

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  18. Beautiful photos Debbie! And I'm so happy to see the ant again! These really are gorgeous, and the lantana is one of my favorites. Hugs, Kat

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  19. Love the lantana, one of my favorites! I have it growing in a huge pot in our area. Isn't the macro great...

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  20. Pretty and vibrant. Nice post.

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  21. Wow! I've never read my book either. You might just convince me. Those are gorgeous. I love the ant! He probably thinks you were disturbing his privacy. :)

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  22. Looks like you're using your camera to it's full potential - these are great photos! The flowers are beautiful and love that you captured the ant.

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  23. I love the critter in the flower of that one frame. They are all lovely images, but that one is a standout.

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  24. :) hahha...you crack me up about reading the instruction book.

    Its true-- the adventure you are embarking on when you have a new toy like a better camera can be exhilerating.

    Have a blast... i know my best friend simply is my camera. It helps me enjoy my life to its fullest!!

    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

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  25. Great photos - thanks for sharing. I could probabley do more with my camera if I would take the time to work with it.
    Glenda

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  26. Beautiful photos! There's something about a good macro that I just love.

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  27. Debbie, I have a Cannon Power Shot SD 880 and the very best photos are the macros. I'm not as happy with my distance shots as the wonderful fun macros! Beautiful, I can see you are having fun too.

    Kathy b

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  28. wow amazing photos, i have a cannon, and i was just thinking today, that i have never read the instrucions, duh, i probably could take better pictures, have a wonderful 4th

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  29. Beautiful photos!!...I love your cats..it looks like they posed just for the camera.
    Happy OW!!

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  30. Wow Debbie, those are some great photos. I just found my macro button, while camping, thanks to my niece Randi. I guess we read the instructions or have a teen show us the new gadgets.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Crystal

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  31. Beautiful pictures! I love using my macro setting on my camera! I have a Canon Rebel XT and just love it!
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  32. Deb, You know how I love pink and then put it on a flower and I am in heaven. These pictures are wonderful, it captures every nuance of the lantana. Great picts. Love ya, Kathysue

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  33. Beautiful, just beautiful! What a clear shot and pretty flowers.

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  34. Wow those are some fabulous shots! I've got to learn how to work with my macro setting.

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  35. I feel like one of the kids lost in the yard in the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" movies! Great photos.
    Dawn

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog to look at my plate makeover.
    Your flowers are beauriful.

    Cheri

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  37. Absolutely breathtaking shots... Glad YOU read the instruction manual... hugs, Sue

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  38. WOW! Debbie, these photos are amazing! You just reminded me that I haven't read my camera directions either! Wonder if I have a feature similar to this. Thanks for sharing these incredible photos. laurie

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  39. Those are some amazing pics! You go girl! Have a happy 4th!! Cindy

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  40. Very cool! That ant is so close I think he bit me! :-) I just voted for you at Blog Luxe! :-) Susan

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  41. Beautiful pictures! The macro setting is really cool! I don't have a Cannon but my camera has that setting too and I love using it.

    Hope you're having a fun 4th!

    Manuela

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  42. Tres jolie, Debbie. What beautiful pictures. Looking forward to more lovely pictures. Happy 4th of July!

    PS - thanks for visiting my book reviews - I appreciate the support!

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  43. GIVE AWAY will be posted by tomorrow morning-there's a peak preview of one of the items-go check it out and send everyone over to get their names in Monday morning.
    Cheri
    www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

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  44. Hi: I was visiting someones blog and your blog name caught my attention. I am a plate collector as well. I have to read all your blog. Your flowers are beautiful, good job. I too need to read my instructions for my camera. Thanks for a lovely visit. Martha

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Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie