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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

GGW "Picture This Contest"

This is my entry to the "Picture This" photo contest over at http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=15262 Topic 'Macro in a Mason Jar' for January.

I cut three African Daisy blooms, placed them in the bottom of the mason jar with the back of the blooms facing up. I then laid a sheet of green tissue paper on top of a table lamp and set the jar on top of that.


Today I am Thankful for these photography challenges.

47 comments:

leavesnbloom said...

I love that Darla

Floridagirl said...

Ooh, that one is gorgeous! Good choice! I'd love to enter these contests, but I couldn't never ever narrow down an entry to one. I admire such decision making ability.

Susan in the Pink Hat said...

This is very artfully done. Very nice composition!

Patsy said...

I like it hope you win.

George said...

This is a beautiful macro! Very well done.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous picture, Darla. QUITE Creative.... That fits well with the theme, GGW.
Hugs,
Betsy

tina said...

I bet you got first place!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Very nice Darla!!

Angelyn said...

Very artistic look. I like your choice of color (shades of green) and the whole idea of using backlighting from the bottom.

landscapelover said...

Thanks for your nice comment on my entry. Yours is much more dramatic! Good luck!

imac said...

Darla, wonderful idea and brill work, love it.

Amy said...

That is awesome! I have been playing around with the mason jar photos. It is not easy. I do believe you have a winner!
Also, I just got water in my camera today...and it is not working. :/ Not a good day.

Dreamybee said...

Love this! Very simple but quite striking. Good luck!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love it! What a great idea with the lamp.

Window On The Prairie said...

Wow. Neat effect. And pretty too. Thanks for sharing. Suzane

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful Darla. Love your idea with the lamp and tissue paper.

Teresa said...

Love it Darla! I wish I had your eye for photography. I love the shadows and soft colors.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Very cool... I love Macro shots!

Susan said...

That is a really neat shot of the daisies. Quite impressive.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

BEAUTIFUL!

One said...

Thanks for leaving me a note. Your macro is beautiful. I love that you use all shades of green. Do you have light shining from the bottom?

Les said...

Your macro in a Mason jar turned out well. That was a good idea to light the bottom.

lani said...

wow

Aerie-el said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a winning shot to me! Good luck!

Tootsie said...

that is awesome girl!!! you should frame some of these photos!!! You do great work!

p3chandan said...

Creatively taken, lovely!

sweetbay said...

Very nice!

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Nicely done - I love the shadows too! Good luck!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Oh, Darla it turned out gorgeous. I love the under lighting of it. See some people are creative and others aren't. LOL! Good luck on the contest!

NanaK said...

Just beautiful. What great creativity in placing the tissue paper and getting that great lighting. Love the shadows of the flowers.

Skeeter said...

You sure put some thought into this one! Good job and I see a Blue Ribbon coming your way :-) Love those cute little Titmouse. We have them year round and I get such a kick from them. Their crowned heads and tiny black round eyes are the best!

Annelie said...

I love it, very clever.
Backlit flowers are so beautiful.

Good luck!

Annelie

Annie said...

Darla,
Your picture is really pretty! Very unique! Good job!
Annie

Grace Peterson said...

Great job, Darla Dear. I love your colors and the lighting is perfect. You'll win!

Toni - Signature Gardens said...

Very cool! And creative way to get the effect. I think the possibilities are endless :-) Can't wait to try it the spring/summer when I have some blooms. Not too many of those right now. Best wishes on your entry!

Twisted Fencepost said...

THAT IS A GORGEOUS PICTURE!!!!!

Meems said...

Darla,
Love the effect of the tissue paper. This is great!

personalgardencoach said...

Love your entry into the contest! I have some stiff competition here. :-)
Best of luck!

Lynn said...

Darla, thanks so much for your comment. It's funny because that's exactly what I thought when I saw your photo, you win! I really like what you did and the shadow effect, brilliant!

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Darla, I have been drooling over this shot! It's fantabulous. Very unique;) Thanks for all of your nice comments on mine, too.

Rebecca said...

I love the effect the green tissue paper gives.. Very nice photo :)

Jenn said...

That's beautiful! I may have to go find a mason jar and play around now.

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