Quit Peeking

Opening Up - Taken as this was starting to open up.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
July 7, 2008 12:44pm CST
This is a shot that I really love personally. This was taken in my front yard's lily bed. It is an Asiatic Lily that was just starting to open up. This is an almost voyueristic appearing shot. Like you are peeking through a door or window etc to see this beauty. I love getting photos from all sorts of angles and what not. This is my favorite photo of anything to date. Do you go or look for those one of a kind shots when taking photos? Do you take many shots of the same thing from various angles? Do you hope to get that "Million Dollar" shot? I try to get shots that are not a common view etc as they seem to appeal to the humans eyes and appeal. So what is your opinion on this photo? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@momalisa65 (1843)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Yes, that's nice. I like to take pictures too, and one time I took my boys, when they were younger, to a nice spot where there were lots of flowers. I had them posed perfectly looking right at the camera. I was just ready to press the button when a car went by and beeped. My boys knew they were posed and could not move, but both of them kept still but just turned their eyes to the side to see who was in the car that startled them. That was just the moment I snapped the picture and it has been hanging on the wall ever since. That was my 'million dollar' shot, and it all happened by accident.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Cute. Do you have a photo of it to show here possibly? I'd love to see it. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
8 Jul 08
Ahh! I can't believe it. I just looked for it on my external AND in my online album and it's not there! It is ONLY hanging on the wall. If my house had burned down I would have lost it! (I am obsessed with saving pictures. Can you tell? Lol.) I'll take it down and scan it and show it to you. Although my boys will not be happy if they find out I posted a picture of them for the whole mylot world to see! It might take me awhile. I got a new printer/scanner and I didn't quite get the hang of using the scanner part yet. I did something stupid. I bought a new HP printer/scanner because the printer part of my Lemark broke. So I threw the whole Lexmark away!...not realizing I would not like the scanner part of the HP. I could have been using the Lexmark to scan and the HP to print! Dum dum dum dum!
• United States
9 Jul 08
Momalisa's Boys - This is a picture of my boys when they were younger. I had them sitting there posing and told them not to move. Just as I snapped the picture, a car went by and beeped their horn. My boys both turned their eyes to the side to see who beeped. I was originally upset that someone did that, but when I saw the picture, I liked it that way! And I don't even know who to thank. Lol!
I hope this doesn't post twice. I had it all ready to post and something weird happened and took me back to the homepage. Well, Here it is! I'm sure it won't look as precious to you as it does to me. This was way back before I had digital camera, as I'm sure you can tell.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
8 Jul 08
Very veru lovely, the photography is good tooo i am sure it would be really fun to sit in ur lawn in evening and enjoy cup of tea while admiring beautiful flowers
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I sit on my front deck wearly mornings with thwe wife having coffee and watching the birds at the feeder and also enjoying the scenerey from my flower beds. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
9 Jul 08
Wow, what a lovely start of the morning must be lovely view and environment Enjoy it
@mummymo (23709)
8 Jul 08
Fantastic shot AGB - I wish I could do that! I used to love trying to get lots of different shots of things from other angles but I am not capable of doing that anymore - it takes me all my time to get a blurred shot! xxxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I use the Macro feature for these types of close-ups. It took awhile until I learned the ways of using it to get great shots such as this and the ones of bees etc on flowers. I love my cheap little digital camera. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM AGB !!~
@mssnow (9495)
• United States
8 Jul 08
That is a beautiful photo and you did a wonderful job of taking it. It looks like a professional shot. I am a little into photography too but still have along ways to go. Thanks for sharing.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jul 08
Well thank you very much. I am not a professional. I use a Canon PowerShotA540 digital camera is all. I love taking photos of my garden and flowers daily. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jul 08
I love lilies of all kinds and have taken a number of shots myself when they are in bloom in the neighborhood. Think I told you one time...just a few blocks from me it's like a different world...private homes with gardens galore...I talk a "hike" with my camera gear and am in bliss with my camera...I think the real million dollar shots for me are the ones where I can not only photography a beautiful flower, but one that a butterfly lands on...perfect!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jul 08
That is a shot I want to get as well. I've caught them on my veggies etc but not yet on a Lily or other flowers in my yard. We have a neighbor lady that has a huge garden with many flowers of all sorts of varieties. Maybe I should get some photos taken there soon? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
This is a great macro shot! As a thumbnail, i thought it was a butterfly peaking. hehehe It's nice. I don't usually take macro shots since I'm not good at it. I love taking candid shots of friends though. ahehhehe Keep it up
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Jul 08
A lot of my flower photos are macrops. I seem to do fairly well using that setting for these great close ups. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I am no photograph but i love looking at your this one is very nice but i think the one of Jacobs Ladder is my favorite so far (i show it to everybody)!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Thank you very much. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I try to get shots from different angles, as long as my subject isn't moving! I took more pics of my baby tomatoes this morning, and also some of a flower/weed that I can't identify. I'll probably post them later. This is a great shot ...
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Thanks. I'll be looking for those photos and discussions this evening then. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
7 Jul 08
No I am not really that much of a photographer, its fun to take pictures of monuments and that is about it for me, so I do not really go for that million dollar shot. But I think the photo is very nice, that was some nice timing to get it just opening up, amazing shot.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Thanks bunches. I also take photos of other things like monuments water etc. Not just flowers. But that, as of late, seems to be my forte of photos. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dragon54u (31604)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I wish I had your eye for composition! That's a fantastic shot. Your photos always have a story to tell and I love looking at them.
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• United States
9 Jul 08
that is an interesting photo. a unique view. i'm not a photographer but if i was, it think i'd take a lot of pictures of clouds and my ferrets. that alone would provide me with many interesting and happy photos. but i truly enjoy looking at flowers in other's photos. they can be uplifting to view.