Saturday, 5 April 2014

Picture This #245 ~ Still Or Calm

Hi, this is Benni, back from my Florida holiday, with my own house and my own fast internet. I will be hosting this week's Picture This and the theme is any variation on the concept of "Still" or "Calm". Pictures or scenes of people/things that are quiet, serene or tranquil will fit nicely.

My three examples for the week are below:

Web in Sun
A spider web in the still golden air of dawn

Small blue heron
In the calm after a storm, a heron looks for fish

Pool
My neighbor's plants reflected in the calm waters of our pool.

Have fun taking or finding pictures for the theme; I know they will be great.

And a special nod to Marianne for her wonderful picture of a most unusual bird, nicely captured for our banner.


26 comments:

  1. Hi Benni that is sure one great theme, that can be varied to suit everyone, I do have some ideas already. Great captures of yours. I very much favour the first one, so difficult to catch a spider web just so.
    See you now now.

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    1. Thanks, Marianne. I look forward to seeing them. I am also happy to see your little Hoepoe atop the page as our banner.

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  2. OH Crumbs, just saw my Hoepoe grazing the top as Photo of The Week.

    Wow.

    Thank you so much, Mitch.

    A great honour. I am tickled pink this morning. *SMILE*

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  3. Hi Benni three lovely captures for a wonderful theme, I love the spider web shot especially ;) Congrats to Marianne on the stunning header ;)

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  4. Beautiful golden spiderweb

    Serene and wonderful

    Love the gentle waves in the pool.

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    1. Very kind of you, Anders. Thank you.

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  5. Hi Benni !! Many thanks for hosting this week!! I love the theme. Your first shot is just beautiful!! Cobwebs are difficult to catch at any time, but catching sunlight in them like this is even harder. Great job!! Nice shot of the heron on his fishing trip. That gave me an idea for one of mine. Great reflection shot in the pool!! Cool idea :-))

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    1. You're very welcome, Mitch, I enjoy hosting. Glad to have inspired you!

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  6. This is a very nice photo of both still and reflection...

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  7. All great examples to get us started with Benni. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Thanks, Randall, I anticipate seeing yours.

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  8. Great theme and loved your photos.

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    1. Yours were wonderful too. Thank you.

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  9. What a lovely spider web study. Lovely how you caught the sun rays on the threads. I am getting a heron complex, we do not have them in Switzerland, lovely photo. Wonderful calm reflection.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. You know what they say: "Heron today, gone tomorrow". Oh, that was bad. We do not have mountains in Michigan so maybe that makes up for it. :-)

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  10. Hi Benni, thank you for selecting this theme. I like the image of the spider web with the light illuminating the delicate handiwork. Nice photo of the heron. I love the reflection in the pool. I was swimming in Florida just a few weeks ago.

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    1. Thank you, Robert, I am happy you enjoyed the theme. I also was swimming in Florida just a short time ago. I miss it.

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  11. hi benni, lovely pics and my fav is the one with the spider web

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    1. Grazie, Nico, I do not like spiders but I enjoy the webs they make.

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  12. Congratulations, Marianne, for the stunning header!!!
    Hi Benni! Great choice of theme and your three shots are really beautiful, each one in its particular way. Love the top shot...You did a great job... My favourite, without hesitating...

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    1. Thank you, Belita, I don't often get up too early, but it was worth it for the golden light.

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