Uploaded: July 29, 2009


This is from my flowerbed this a.m.. Couldn't take looking at the pretty little flowers without taking a picture of one. Ok, I'm in photography withdrawal! Anyway, this was handheld and I'm thinking I may need to try with the tripod since my right arm is still really weak and shaky.

Exif: F Number: 1.8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Jodi M. Walsh July 29, 2009

very pretty! I love the color you have here. it does look a little soft. I haven't done any flowers with a tri-pod so not sure what to suggest.

hope your arm continues to improve :-) #1160962

Dale Hardin July 30, 2009

So glad you're on your way to recovery and are able to share more photos with us. This entry is lovely and a very unusual grouping. While a tripod would have increased the sharpness a bit, I like the soft look you've achieved here. Keep 'em coming, we've missed you. #7797409

Teresa H. Hunt July 30, 2009

Christie, beautiful color. Like Dale said they are a bit soft. Good to have you back. I hope your recovery is going well. #7797427

Rita K. Connell level-classic July 30, 2009

I sure it has been hard not to be able to take pictues, glad you are feeling better. I am with Dale I like the softness of this picture this is a bloom of the verbena right. Very nicely done. #7798032

Anthony L. Mancuso July 30, 2009

Glad to see you're up and about a bit more, holding your camera for brief periods will probably go a long way to getting your strength back...lovely image you have here BTW :-) #7798079

Ellen H. Robertson level-classic July 30, 2009

Lovely shot, I think the softness works well with this one. Glad to see you are up and about some, photography can be very therapeutic. #7798365

Debbie E. Payne July 30, 2009

Christie - Good to see you back with us! Soon you'll be holding that camera really steady, but for now, we are just happy to see that you are recovering and your pics are still great. Love the center-weighted crop here as well. Very pretty. #7798995

Christie R. Bielss July 31, 2009

Thanks everyone! The therapy is working and I'm regaining some strength in my arm again and am able to hold the camera for a few seconds without it shaking like a leaf. Without my camera, I have really felt like I lost an appendage. Still can only sit at the computer for brief periods of time before the pain creeps back - so commenting for me is still limited to what my back will tolerate. Sure am missing all ya'll a bunch though! #7800997

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