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Blooms and Blurry Bees
Blooms and Blurry Bees
Alicia


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Camera: Kodak C875
Location: Near the parking lot
Date: Oct 2, 2007
Galleries: Floral
Date Uploaded: Oct 2, 2007

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Comments: 23
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On the way to my parking lot there is this giant bush with wildly vivid flowers. The gardeners have kindly let it grow for a change, so the bush is FULL of blooms - it's stunning. Against our crazy blue sky, it's a feast for the eyes.

So - Sunday I started getting sick and it really hit hard yesterday, and today I'm not feeling much better. I have a big ol' fever, aches, pains, and overall malaise. However, I had no food, so I went out to get some stuff to make soup.

When I got home, I had to drop my groceries and shoot some photos of the bush. It's also full of bees. So the minute I start taking photos, this wind kicks up and starts waving the blooms all around; the bees freak out and leave.

Sweating heavily - because of fever and desert sun - I managed to take some photos. Only got blurry bees - these are hugely enlarged - and then I went crazy with this multi-tych. I can't see very well, due to the fever and the pain in my head - so if something is misaligned or out of focus, please forgive me.

Edit to say - I just looked at this in the upload and come to see that two of the flower images are all fuzzy. Well, damn. Must have happened through the many resizings they went through. Here are the crisper images to behold:

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09/16/2008 02:05:50 AM
Great combo! I love that bee diving down in the top middle. Bees are always a blur to me when they are buzzing about anyway, so this has a true sense of realism. :)
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10/05/2007 05:24:08 PM
What a fun combo. If three images make a diptych, what do you call it with eight images -- an octych?

It's a shame the resizing blurred those two flower photos, they are really striking at full sharpness! Well, not to worry, just feel better soon.

EDIT: PS, I forgot to mention how much I like this. Especially the terrific colors.

Message edited by author 2007-10-05 17:24:55.
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10/05/2007 06:58:40 AM
Lovely colors, beutifully put together. very nicely put together. Hope you are feeling beter.
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10/04/2007 10:45:25 AM
The colors are fabulous! We have those flowers here in NM too, they are really eye-catching. I love the repeated blurry bees, very fun! I sure hope you are feeling better now :-)
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10/04/2007 04:43:23 AM
Pretty darn good for being sick. Hope you are feeling better and thanks for sharing your slice of life.
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10/03/2007 10:30:38 PM
Really cool collection. The colors are vibrant and I like how the blue is in every picture, effectively linking them together.
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10/03/2007 06:29:42 PM
These colors are definitely a feast for the eyes. I like how you have the bees on there own. Hope you feel better soon!
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10/03/2007 04:29:43 PM
I'm loving the colors in this one. Great contrasts.
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10/03/2007 04:08:13 PM
I really like the composition! Looks like it really is a beautiful bush!
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10/03/2007 10:03:16 AM
Very nicely done. Lovely colors. Don't let the blur bother you -- embrace it!
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10/03/2007 08:59:57 AM
COOL collage! The orange/red/yellow with the blue is great.
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10/03/2007 08:45:23 AM
I love the way that you've put this together! I need to learn how to do this sort of montage. Feel better soon! :)
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10/03/2007 12:40:57 AM
Great idea. Love your colorful poster/collage which is perfect for Autumn time. Hope you're feeling better.
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10/02/2007 11:58:05 PM
I left a comment on the insert.
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10/02/2007 11:40:57 PM
Beautiful composite! The colors are great and every element here is nice. Well done.
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10/02/2007 11:21:51 PM
Wow, Alicia!! Wow! What a masterpiece compilation of beautiful photos! This is a wall-hanger for sure!
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10/02/2007 09:26:22 PM
Such a pretty montage. The blues and reds just jump right off the page.
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10/02/2007 09:11:16 PM
What a cute collage, love the colours
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10/02/2007 09:08:59 PM
this is a fun idea to combine this many images. hopefully you are feeling better.
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10/02/2007 08:31:16 PM
this is really lovely. i like the different directions and sizes.
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10/02/2007 07:42:15 PM
such dedication ;) I love your title very poetic
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10/02/2007 07:20:36 PM
hey! what a way to beat that blasé feeling! While you have more that just blasé, you sure did overcome a huge obstacle from sickness. Way to go! BTW good pics too!
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10/02/2007 06:34:38 PM
i'm so sorry you've feeling so lousy alicia ..
hopefully getting lost in photoshop was an excellent distraction from your aches and pains ..
i love wot you've done with the photographs you took .. fantastic colours .. a great combination of images .. BRILLIANT COLOURS !!! ..
hope you get better soon .. :):)xx
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