Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Spring Tulips



'In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.'  -  Mark Twain


Spring is definitely in the air, soggy yards, warmer temperatures and I wore flip-flops yesterday.  

I wish these pale pink tulips were from an Ohio yard but they are from Trader Joe's.  They are still pretty, but I am looking forward to having flowers soon grow outside my door.  



My birthday was yesterday.  I asked for an olloclip macro 3-in-1 lens for my birthday.  Guess what? I got one.   This daisy picture was among my first attempts at using it.   I can see many more iphone macro shots in my future...  

Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday.  I used Kim's texture flow on my top image.  

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week!
Michelle

Kim Klassen dot com

19 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Michelle ! I love your photos today, the tulips are so pretty and the macro of the gerbera is stunning !

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  2. Happy Birthday Michelle!! Theses ollo clips are fun. I was more than upset that mine didn't fit the new upgraded iPhone- love the tulips. TJ's has the best flowers.

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  3. Happy Birthday!! What pretty shots!!

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  4. Happy birthday, Michelle! Pretty tulips, but I can understand that you want the ones growing outside. Mine are already done and the French Lilac is blooming. Crazy world.

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  5. Happy Birthday, yesterday and Happy St. Patrick's Day, today!
    Love your photos. The pale tulips are so pretty, and the macro of the flower is stunning. I'm looking forward to all the fabulous shots that I'm sure will flow from your new lens.
    All the best,
    Bonny

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  6. Happy birthday to the wee bonnie lass! Can't wait to see all the photos you will take with the new lens. What fun. Macro is a whole new thing that I really haven't explored much. Need to do that.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Michelle! Oh, I always wondered what my pictures would be like with the macro lens. I can't believe how close up they are. This daisy is gorgeous! Love all the colors swirled in the picture. What a great present from your family.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day.

    love, ~Sheri

    ps I love this art quote. And it's so true because photography is art......and you have a gift. Keep taking those pictures. They are truly wonderful. :~)

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  8. Happy Birthday, Michelle, hope you had a wonderful day !
    Such lovely tulips ... and a gorgeous macro shot !
    And a wonderful quote too !
    Have a nice week,
    Sylvia

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  9. happy birthday michelle! hope it was a wonderful day. looks like you're putting that new olloclip to excellent use!

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  10. Happy Birthday Michelle... I am sure you are going to have lots of fun with your new lens. Great shots!

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  11. The tulips are beautiful, but oh I love the colour in the daisy!

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  12. Congratulations on your new lens! What a colorful spring flower image. Happy birthday!

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  13. Michelle, Happy Birthday! And isn't it wonderful to get just what you asked for! Your images today showcase your diverse skills as a photographer - one soft and lovely still life so organic and earthy and the other vibrant and up-close and tack sharp. Beautiful images! I always look forward to your collections of quotes and often add them to my own list of favorites. Thank you for sharing!

    I'll be looking forward to an upcoming picture of you in those flip flops with a smile on your face - spring is finally here!

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  14. gorgeous. I love your image of the tulips and the quote that goes with it. Happy birthday. I have enjoyed "meeting" you today through Kim's Texture Tuesday.

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  15. How refreshing and simply gorgeous, Michelle. :) The tulips image is fab, and I love the quote too. Exquisite macro shot too. Buon compleanno e 100 di questi giorni, dear Michelle, hope you had a wonderful day.

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  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Beautiful setting with the tulips. Enjoy your new lens.

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  17. Beautiful macro of the daisy! Belated birthday greetings. Glad that you got what you asked for. Have fun with your new "toy." :)

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  18. WOWza, loving your first shot. I love the natural lines in the shot of the bending tulips. I have seen this a few times this week and it is a brilliant way to shoot them.

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