Thursday, 30 April 2015

A few of my favourite photos taken so far this year.

01/02/2015 Sunset.

04/04/2015 Rain drop.

05/03/2015 Snowdrop.

08/04/2015 Reflections in a wine glass stem.

11/04/2015 The problem for home grown vegetables !

26/01/2015 Blue Tit at the lounge window. "Where is my food?"

10/02/2015 Greenfinch and Sparrow altercation.

06/04/2015 A red moon.

We will be away for a bit  Off to look at  WW1 battlefields in Northern France and Belgium, before spending a few days in Amsterdam.  Hopefully I will return with some interesting photos. See you all soon.



See also my daily Photo Diary Here
My Life Before Charente  - New post 18/04/2015

57 comments:

  1. These are absolutely breathtaking!

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    1. Thanks so much Linda, comment appreciated. Diane

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  2. Thanks Diane - those shots are amazing .. and I look forward to the photos and information you'll be passing on to us ... I really must make the journey out there ... enjoy the time away - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary, I am looking forward to the change. Keep well Diane

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  3. SUPERB images.
    I really enjoyed your posting.

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    1. Thanks Gunn, you also have some great photos. Take care and enjoy the weekend Diane

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  4. Great series of photos.
    I love them all.

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    1. Thanks so much Rick comment appreciated. Have a good weekend. Diane

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  5. Love the Blue Tit head on. Fantastic photo x

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    1. Thanks Kerry, he had quite a serious expression on his face LOL. Keep dry Diane

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  6. A wonderful selection Diane. The raindrop with the butterfly is new to me. I missed it before. It's remarkable, like the butterfly is encapsulated in the drop. Have a great trip.

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    1. Thanks Craig, I don't think that went on the photodairy as I had another shot without the butterfly. Just hope the rain stops, it is continuous at present! Have a good day Diane

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  7. these photos are just fabulous!

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    1. Thanks Jaz for taking the time to comment. I always appreciate hearing from you. Diane

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  8. That butterfly reflection captured! Wow! Some masterpieces, indeed! You are a very good photographer! While I'm still sitting in UK, your pictures are dragging me in mentally LOL

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    1. Ann most of my photos are quite simply luck and I take a lot to get one I am happy with. When it comes to settings it is all beyond me! Hope that it is drier in the UK than it is here at the moment! Keep well Diane

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  9. Indeed a great set of photo, Diane!
    My favourite is the first one, it is just fabulous :)
    Enjoy your weekend and keep well :)

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    1. Thanks Noushka, praise from you is appreciated as your photos are always outstanding. Wish I had your skills. Take care and good luck 1st May, Diane

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  10. Αγαπητή μου Diane,
    Συγχαρητήρια για τις υπέροχες φωτογραφίες σου!!!
    Σου εύχομαι καλές διακοπές!
    Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς!

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    1. Thanks Magda, it looks like we are going to have a very wet holiday if the forecast is right!! Keep well Diane

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  11. Brilliant pics Di .... Its the clarity I find fabulous .... Looking forward to some terrific pics of your sojourn ... enjoy the break xxx

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    1. Thanks Paxie, comment much appreciated. Now if only the weather would dry up a bit or a lot of our plans for the holiday are going to be messed up!! Keep well Diane xxx

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  12. Good day to you Diane, I am thoroughly impressed with your outstanding photography. The raindrop with the reflected butterfly is amazing and love the birds and even the naughty flower eating snail's personality is showing :) All lovey photos!

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    1. LOL Denise that snail was on out kitchen sink as large as life!! Thanks for the kind comment. Diane

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  13. Lovely untouched up photos, Diane. Loved the butterfly and raindrop photo, and those birds having a barny!

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    1. Thanks Vera, I have a couple of shots this year of birds and disagreements but that is the best one. Have a good weekend. Diane

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  14. Wonderful photos. I especially enjoyed your glorious sunset and that beautiful full moon!!! Wow!! Wishing you a grand weekend!

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy, I was pretty happy with that moon shot. Hope you also ave a good weekend. Diane

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  15. Diane, thank you for dropping by and offering prayers for Baby Fidelis and her helper, Joseph. We are hoping the surgery can happen soon but time will tell whether enough funds have been raised.

    I also wanted to let you know that the photos you have selected are awesome. They are absolutely beautiful. You have a great eye for capturing the details that make for a very nice capture. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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    1. Joyful I hope the surgery goes well,and the funds received in time. Thanks for the kind comment Diane

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  16. Diane these are all superb! But the raindrop with the butterfly is just over the top. Have fun on your travels and bring back loads of photos and stories to share.

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    1. Thanks Gaelyn, I hope we will get some good photos but the weather does not sound good!! Take care be back soon Diane

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    1. Thanks Rebecca for the comment. hope all is well Diane

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  18. Hi Diane, you have some lovely shots here, particularly love your sunset. Hope you enjoyed your trip away :)

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    1. Thanks Ellie, great trip but now all the gardening and washing to catch up with:-)))) Take care Diane

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  19. Beautiful pictures, Diane. I always spread a thick line of coffee grounds around the edges of my garden to keep out the snails and slugs. The caffeine does them in, but doesn't harm the plants.

    Have a wonderful trip.

    Marjie

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    1. Thanks Marjie had a great trip, but now to catch up with all the gardening and washing!!! We have a coffee machine that uses pods so no coffee grounds sadly. We don't drink muck coffee anyway. Hope all well Diane

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  20. Amazing photos, Diane! You're a true artist. My favourites are the first four, with number 4 being stunning, and 2 being possibly the best image I've seen from anyone this year!!

    My congratulations! - - - - Richard

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    1. Wow Richard what a compliment, my photos are mostly luck as I still have not mastered all the setting on the camera. I rely mostly on auto. I just get lucky from time to time :-) Thanks so much Diane

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  21. Some amazing shots here. Love the bird at the window and the reflection in the water droplet. Enjoy your trip.

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    1. Thanks Diane, had a great trip but of course so much to do now we have returned home and the garden has just groooooown. Hope all is well t'other Diane

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  22. Beautiful photos Diane. Hope you had a good trip. X

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    1. Thanks Maggie, great trip but tiring! Diane

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  23. Always wonderfull fotos, have a nice week,
    Greeting from Belgium in Mons

    http://louisette.eklablog.com

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    1. Thanks so much, comment appreciated. Diane

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  24. I do so enjoy your obvious love of photography, a passion I know we share.

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    1. I wonder what I did before I discovered photography:-) Keep well Diane

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  25. Elles sont toutes magnifiques! Bravo Diane. J'aime tout particulièrement la goutte d'eau , du grand art! Et l'allure de la Mésange bleue est très réaliste: elle ne craint vraiment rien!

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    1. Merci beaucoup pour le genre de commentaire. Bonne journée, Diane

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  26. I love your photography Diane, my favorite one among all this is the droplet shot!

    Have a great month of JUne!
    Rose

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    1. Thanks so much, the droplet is also my favourite. Have a good day Diane

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  27. What a feast of delicious images Diane, second shot with the butterfly reflection is astounding and the birds, j'adore!

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    1. Thanks very much, your comments are always appreciated. Take care Diane

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  28. Your photography is absolutly amazing

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    1. Aww thanks Leon, what a kind thing to say, much appreciated. Hope all is well with you both Diane x

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  29. Very beautiful, Diane. It's really amazing what soft stone can do. A sculptor friend let me play with some once years ago and
    it wasn't hard to make very delicate cuts. Boy though, I can imagine how time and just a bit of jostling would shake such stone loose. Thanks for the tour, as always!

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