Saturday, 26 October 2013

Picture This #223 ~ Yellows And Golds

Many thanks to Benni for hosting the challenge this week. Her 'Yellows And Golds' theme is perfect for the autumn season, although any of those colours from any time of year would be fine. And with Halloween just around the corner, a chance to post a bonus shot for that, too!!

Here are my entries:

1) Calendula - Summer Yellow
Sunglow

2) Autumn Gold
Golden Leaves 1

3) Evening Gold
Golden Glide 1

4) Halloween Bonus - Handsome Harry!!
Handsome Harry 2


12 comments:

  1. Hi, Mitch! Great collection of yellows and golds. Your macro of the Calendula is wonderful. I love the rich yellow and the tips of maroon on the petals as well as those still folded in at the center. The sun through the leaves is really beautiful and what a peaceful picture that swan is! The lake could be shimmering real gold.

    And as for your bonus, that is some spooky Harry!! He looks like he is shaking and - ooo - he has lost an eyeball!

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    1. Thanks Benni :-)) I took the shot of the Calendula on the last good summer day this year in the last week of September. It was probably the most perfect specimen of this flower I've ever seen.

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  2. Three great photos. the first is again a Mitch speial macro view of flower life, love it. The sun rays through the leaves is a wonderful capture and the golden evening colour surround the swan is poetry in photography.

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    1. Thanks Pat :-)) The swan shot was one of those lucky 'in the moment' shots. It was a lovely sunset, and the sunlight on the water, as you can see, was a beautiful gold, but I needed something as the focus of the shot. Just then the swan glided into view and started fluffing up his wings.

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  3. Magnificent flower. Beautiful autumn colours and swan shot. "I FEEL GOOD AS I KNOW I WOULD!"

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    1. LOL. I can just image Handsome Harry singing that song, Anders!!

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  4. Three awesome shots, Mitch! Fabulous macro of the calendula.... Autumn is in full swing in the second... the swan must feel itself very special as it's gliding in those golden waters... I wouldn't say Harry is handsome but very extravagant, instead!

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    1. Thanks Belita :-)) The autumn shot was taken last year. Here in the UK we do not get the glorious autumn colours that they get in the US, but there are a couple of varieties of tree here whose leaves turn gold in the autumn. The ones in my shot are Beech. There is a stand of them at the local wetlands walk.

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  5. THe shot of the Calendula is spot on. Very nice. The leaves have just the right amount of sunlight showing on them The lone swan shot is peaceful to the eyes. I like that. The last, well all I can say is BOOOOOOO!

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    1. Thanks Randall :-)) I had to choose your shot for the banner, it's just so colourful and full of life. And, of course, I love Vegas!! LOL.

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  6. hi mitch, lovely pics as usual. my fav is the first one, it's so full of life that I feel like smelling it.

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