Friday, September 05, 2008

Brenda Photo Challenge, Things With Wings

My first shot is a double wing one. There's one of the little hummers and you can see a pesky little wasp on the feeder.


Little yellow butterfly sipping from a rose moss bloom.


This bad boy landed on my windshield while I when I stopped to check for critters to snap at the drainage ditch down the road from my house. Even through a dirty windshield, you can tell he's a stinger.

Here's Odie. I had to snap this with flash and in a hurry cause it seems that he's camera shy. The flash washed out his lovely green feathers. I'll keep trying to get a better shot of him since he's going to have to get over his fear of the camera while living in this house.


Shannon is our hostess for this challenge and she's chosen Things With Wings for the topic. You can go over to the challenge blog that Miz Donna was nice enough to do for us and click the comments for links to all the other participants. Go see em, I promise you won't be disappointed.

31 comments:

moma grits said...

love your wing pics nanaw! especially the wasp!

Donna said...

Great pictures! The wasper one is really creepy since I got stung this summer! I was dumbfounded how you did the shot until you gave the explanation, LOL.

cassie-b said...

That's a good assortment of wings you have there.

Cas
but no woodland fairies.

Nonnie said...

love your photos, brenda....so colorful and up close and personal! :)
have a wonderful day!
kimberly

Joanie Balonie said...

Beautiful shots Brenda. I love the butterfly especially.

I haven't got mine up yet I will do it tonight.

Just Joni said...

wow! your first photo covers the theme twice! These are all wonderful photos of "things with wings"...my favorite is the butterfly!

Donna said...

Your flipping Rose moss is HUGE!!!! Beautiful!!! Geez, you need a magnifying glass when I try to grow it!hahaha....Butterfly is Wonderful! As are ALL your photos sweetie!! And look at sweet Odie!! He looks Ready for all those pictures you're gonna take!!hahaha...happy safe night!!hughugs

Mary Lou said...

ewwwww that is one UGLY bug!!

The Hallman Tribe said...

beautiful photos. I love the two for one picture. and the one of the wasp on the windshield is slightly scary, lol. wonderful job!!!

Jeanne said...

OMG those are great! Ick on the buggy but great job getting the photo of him. The hummingbird and butterfly are gorgeous!

jazzi said...

Now see, I was all impressed about the wasp, thinking, "How in the world did she get such a clear photo of the wasp in mid air?!" I couldn't tell it was sitting on glass!
It's still a great picture! They all are!

pamokc said...

Great job, love that yellow butterfly

Karen M said...

I love your wing pictures. That butterfly is soooo amazing.

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Brenda your photos are fantastic !
I cant believe how lucky you were to get a double whammy!
And the 'critter' on the windscreen was a crack up!

Have a great weekend,
Shannon :)

bermudabluez said...

The wing pictures are spectacular!!! Great work Brenda!!! Who says you are not a professional...they look damn good to me!!

Annie said...

Well, thanks for all those photos...good on you Brenda...and for thinking up this whole challenge ..it is good fun!

Hope you are feeling ok now, and that the hurricanes and tornados are not threatening you any more..!

Annie

ps Sorry I am soo slow with my winged post !!

Special K said...

Beautiful pictures, Miz Lady Bee! You really do have an eye, my dear. :)

Special K said...

Beautiful pictures, Miz Lady Bee! You really do have an eye, my dear. :)

Debbie said...

Wow, Brenda! These are outstanding and I love the HB and the butterfly...absolutely wonderful!

Sally said...

WHOA - Ms. Brenda, you really outdid yourself this time around. They're ALL wonderful!! Love them each one equally. :)

Maria said...

Hallo Brenda, your things with wings are really cute! Enjoyed seeing them! The yellow butterfly is a real beauty! Thanks for coming over to my blog, too! Have a nice weekend!

Houston said...

I never heard of quaker parrots, but he's a good looking specimen. Do they talk much? Is he hand tame? What's his/her name?

I've always loved parrots. I gave up parrots about the same time I gave up horses. Both species are just impractical in the city.

I love your photographs, Brenda. You've found a creative outlet for which you have much talent. Congratulations.

Cindra said...

You outdid yourself this time! What a great snap of the hummingbird and I am so in love with the yellow butterfly!!! Not so much with whatever that thing is on your windshield, but the shot is fantastic!
You may have to shoot the parrot in manual so the flash doesn't go off. that will prevent the color wash...ask me!!!Ha! Ha! That is what I am trying to learn!!!

Kellan said...

Very cool pictures.

Have a good weekend - Kellan

joan said...

Great photos! Butterfly is so pretty. Not a fan of things that sting but a cool shot. Have a great one!

Nita Jo said...

I love the detail in your photos! They're all so sharp and colorful... even the shy bird!

I missed this challenge, but will try for the next one!

Nita Jo

Virginia Gal said...

I am not a bird person but I am warming to Odie.

Louise said...

Wonderful pictures, especially the first two! Hope Odie learns to be a little less camera-shy for you!

PEA said...

Oh wow, I can't get over how clear your pictures are! We have wasps bothering the hummingbirds as well and I'm sure to the hummers they must look huge! lol Hope your weekend is going well my friend. xoxo

Sharon Ellery said...

Fantastic photos. Love the butterfly and that wasp is an absolute corker. What a bad bay!

Sharon

Jeanette said...

Love the hummingbord pic. I am partial to hummingbirds because I rarely see them in my part of the world!