Posts Tagged ‘Flowers’

“Blown Away” by Robert Romeno

May 28, 2009

“Blown Away”
© Copyright Robert Romero

Blown Away” is an attractive photo by Robert Romero of an unusual flower. What makes this flower unusual is that it’s not a real flower. As Robert Romero explains in the description of the photo, he noticed this pretty flower on the grass at a park, which is kind of odd to see a large pretty flower growing in the middle of the grass at a park, and then he figured out that this flower made from cloth had been blown off someone’s nearby patio onto the park grass.

I really like the vibrant colors, the clarity, and the composition of the photo. Click the photo above to see a larger version. Be sure to see more of Robert Romero’s beautiful flower photos in his “floral beauty” photo album here on Photobird.com.

Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with this photo, “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

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If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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“Just Peachy” by Robert Romero

April 23, 2009

“Just Peachy”
© Copyright Robert Romero

This photo shown above entitled “Just Peachy” by Robert Romero is one of my all-time favorites. I like how vibrant and sharp it is. It’s a bold photo that stands out well. Click the photo above to see a larger version. Be sure to see more of Robert Romero’s beautiful flower photos in his “floral beauty” photo album here on Photobird.com.

Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with this photo, “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

You may also discuss your favorite Photobird Photos of the Hour in the Photobird forums.

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“Little Beauty” by Robert Romero

March 19, 2009

“Little Beauty”
© Copyright Robert Romero

I like this photo that Robert Romero shot entitled “Little Beauty“, shown above. I like the shape of the flower, very unique, and its color, also unique, and it especially stands out against the black background. Robert explains in the description of the photo that to get this effect, he put a large moving box over the flower, with some black cloth on the back of the box, and lit the flower with a flashlight from the side through a hole. The result is pretty nifty, and eliminates the distracting backgrounds that usually accompany flower photos. Robert likes the effect, and I do too.

Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with his photo “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

You may also discuss your favorite Photobird Photos of the Hour in the Photobird forums.

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2 Weeks Left: Photo Contest for March

March 13, 2009

“Big Flower!”
© Copyright Tom Vogt

Wow, that is one huuuuuuge flower! Even the frog is saying “Wow, that is one huuuuuuge flower! <ribbit>

Tom Vogt’s photo “Big Flower!” is an entry in the Photobird Photo Contest for March 2009, which has the theme “Big”. Click the photo above to see a larger version.

Tom Vogt won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for April 2008 with his photo entitled “New Life“. As the contest rules state, winners are ineligible to win the same award within 12 months; therefore, Tom Vogt is ineligible to win the Photobird Award this month, but he can still win the People’s Choice Award if he gets enough votes from you.

There’s still plenty of time to enter this month’s big contest, which ends Tuesday, March 31, 2009.

Photobird Photo Contest details:

The two winners for the Photobird Photo Contest for March 2009 will each receive the following cool prizes:

Read more details about the monthly contest here.

Every monthly Photobird Photo Contest has two winners. At the end of each month, we pick one winner for the Photobird Award, and we will tally your votes to determine the one winner for the People’s Choice Award.

See the previous contests and their contest entries at this link.

Go here to enter the contest. And be sure to have your family and friends vote for their favorite entries to help select the People’s Choice Award. (You can send them a quick little reminder here.)

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments below or in the Photobird forums.

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“Raindrop Rose” by David Thompson

February 26, 2009

“Raindrop Rose”
© Copyright David Thompson

Raindrop Rose” by David Thompson shown above is one of my favorite photos. This beautiful, close-up rose with its vibrant red color and speckled rain drops is fantastic. Click the photo to see a larger version.

The composition of this photo reminds me of a couple of very useful composition tips: fill the frame of the photo and “Get Closer. Closer. Even Closer!” Read “Composition Is Key” in the Photobird Daily for more composition tips. And don’t miss “Photobird’s Simple Guide to Great Photos“.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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Photography in the Rain

January 5, 2009

“A Little Rain Must Fall”
© Copyright Robert Romero

“Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” But if I have my camera with me, then everything’s cool.

Rainy days are even better when beautiful moments are captured like the one above entitled “A Little Rain Must Fall” by Robert Romero. Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with his photo “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s beautiful photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

If your camera gets wet when you’re out shooting in the rain, read the Photobird Daily article “Help, I Wet My Camera!” for some tips on how to protect your camera from damage.

As a former staff photographer for a newspaper, Peter Phun says that taking pictures in the rain is not much different than when it’s sunny. He has some great tips for preparing yourself and your camera for photography in the rain, and I’ve summarized them below.

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“Colors of Life” by Robert Romero

December 3, 2008

“Colors of Life”
© Copyright Robert Romero

I like this photo that Robert Romero shot entitled “Colors of Life“, shown above. I like the flower petals, their shape, their color, and even how the buds are positioned in the background. The black background is a great effect too. Robert explains in the description of the photo that to get this effect, he put a large moving box over the flower, with some black cloth on the back of the box, and lit the flower with a flashlight from the side through a hole. The result is pretty cool, and eliminates the distracting backgrounds that usually accompany flower photos. Robert likes the effect, and I do too.

Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with his photo “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

You may also discuss your favorite Photobird Photos of the Hour in the Photobird forums.

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“Little Beauty” by Robert Romero

October 2, 2008

“Little Beauty”
© Copyright Robert Romero

I like this photo that Robert Romero shot entitled “Little Beauty“, shown above. I like the shape of the flower, very unique, and its color, also unique, and it especially stands out against the black background. Robert explains in the description of the photo that to get this effect, he put a large moving box over the flower, with some black cloth on the back of the box, and lit the flower with a flashlight from the side through a hole. The result is pretty nifty, and eliminates the distracting backgrounds that usually accompany flower photos. Robert likes the effect, and I do too.

Robert Romero won the Photobird Award for the Photobird Photo Contest for February 2008 with his photo “Just Peachy“. You can see more of Robert’s photos at photobird.com/theshootest.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

You may also discuss your favorite Photobird Photos of the Hour in the Photobird forums.

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“Autumn Flower” by Rafa Torcida

September 25, 2008

“Autumn Flower”
© Copyright Rafa Torcida

Rafa Torcida’s stunning photo “Autumn Flower“, shown above, reminded me that Autumn started this past Monday, September 22 at 3:44pm, with the Autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. No, I didn’t have the date and time memorized. I actually had to look it up, and it was more difficult to find than I expected. I finally got the info from Wikipedia’s “Equinox” page, which is very informative.

I started thinking about the seasons though, and like me, I think most people are focused on when Spring and Summer start than when Autumn and Winter start. People are focused on Spring and Summer because, by that time, they’ll have had enough of the cold weather, they know the weather will become warmer, and it will be time for vacations — so they keep a close eye on the calendar.

A quick web search tells me that it’s the same feeling in the Southern Hemisphere where the seasons are the opposite; people in Australia and New Zealand are just starting to look forward to their Spring and Summer now, with Spring starting up this week. Sounds enticing. And sounds like time for them to start taking photos of beautiful spring flowers. Hey, flowers are always blooming somewhere on this planet, regardless of the seasons.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our Photobird Daily article entitled “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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Pink Rose

August 14, 2008

“Pink Rose 8″
© Copyright David Cresine

This beautiful pink rose by David Cresine is one of the many photos that David has submitted for the Photobird Photo of the Hour. You can see more of David’s beautiful flower photos in his Photobird photo album entitled “Flowers Up Close“. All of David’s spectacular photos can be seen at www.photobird.com/davidroy.

Photobird.com is the easy way to share your photos. You capture and share so many great photos on Photobird.com that we created the Photo of the Hour feature to give you the opportunity to share your very best with the rest of the world.

It’s really easy to submit your favorite photos to be featured on the Photobird Photo of the Hour: Simply view the photo from your photo album and click the “Submit for Photo of the Hour” checkbox. There is no limit to the number of photos you can submit and we always like to get new submissions.

In return for each photo we use on the Photo of the Hour or People Places and Things, you get more storage space for your photo album so you can store more photos. Details are here.

If you’d like to keep some of your photos private while you share your favorite photos with the world, you can read how easy it is to do that with Photobird photo albums in our blog post “Show Off Your Photos, and Keep Some Private“.

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