Sunday, July 11, 2010

A good morning

A pair of cedar waxwings has been in the area the past few days and this morning I saw one eating berries on a bush outside my living room window. Beautiful, sleek, dramatic-looking birds. And then I went out back where I've got a lot of linaria (toadflax) growing in the yard. It's a weed, but it's a weed that I cultivate because it's just so graceful and pretty. And TALL! I used a 50mm f/1.8 lens along with an extension tube for extremely shallow depth of field. And Marianne, it was your green photos you posted in your blog that encouraged me to use a patch of lemon balm for a clean green background in the last photo. Thank you! ©Carol Leigh