October 31, 2010

you like it, I like it; lets quack like a duck

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photo by Donald Kinney

As shown by the poll (and thank you very much) this isn't an image that is going to "wow anybody's socks off" -- it's more of a "like it" shot.

The danger for me is becoming emotionally attached to a photo, thereby forgetting that without similar memories of "being there" the image may be less important to others.   This can be a major stumbling-block when I go to select photos to submit in contests and exhibits.   That's why I appreciate your input.

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photo by Donald Kinney

A foggy morning out in west Marin County.   This is the lake at Nicasio.

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photo by Donald Kinney

We call these plants with the prickly seed pods Thistles, but they are also called Teasels in other parts of the world.

Quoting Wikipedia:
In the language of flowers, the thistle (like the burr) is an ancient Celtic symbol of nobility of character as well as of birth, for the wounding or provocation of a thistle yields punishment.   For this reason the thistle is the symbol of the Order of the Thistle, a high chivalric order of Scotland.

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Marcie said...

Absolutely stunning skyscape. Love it!

Katney said...

Well, I think it's fantastic and if the poll is still open will vote such. And that is a lovely teasel image. I am fond of teasel. I am also fond of thistles (Scotch, and Canadian varieties, not the Russian--otherwise known as tumbleweed.)

Katney said...

oops! I was confused by the poling, but I really like that one, too--would hang either in my front room.

AphotoAday said...

Thanks MARCIE and Thanks KATNEY

Oh by the way, I DO sell my prints -- only in one size 13X19, unmounted, unmatted, unframed; for $100 a pop. Buy two or more and get free shipping. What a deal... Come on folks, buy me some gas money...
Details are on the "purchase prints" page on my "big"site.

Fire Byrd said...

It's not the ducks that do it... it's cause I'm a heron addict! Which was how I was described yesterday out walking when wanting to see one, which I did!

AphotoAday said...

Hi FIRE BYRD -- Thanks for pointing that out (((yep, I did know that the creature on the left was a Heron))) -- I was just using a bit of poetic-license.

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