Just Another Wordless Wednesday

[ 16 ] March 31, 2010 |

This is my attempt at using my camera’s new found “flower” setting to try to achieve pictures where the subject is focused but the background is blurry. I think I did OK, for just learning I even had the feature. I have to give a big thank you to Marcel, who wrote a post about photography over at 5 Minutes For Mom {Actually, it’s a whole series of posts} and helped me see that my camera has more features/settings than I knew. I did not see these ones listed in the owner’s manual.

This the the flower who’s overpowering scent gives me a migraine every time I get a whiff of it. My neighbor has three of these blossoming trees in her front yard. I cannot venture into my front yard until the blooms die off, nor can I open any of my windows, lest I get a nose full of that horrible scent. Does anyone know what this bloom is called? I would at least be able to put a name to my element of torture.

I am not sure what kind of tree this is, but I thought the dark pink blossoms were pretty.

I do still hope for a little camera faerie to bring me one of these, though. 😛

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  1. uberVU - social comments | April 7, 2010
  1. beautiful blooms and shots.
    .-= Secret Mom Thoughts´s last blog ..Would You Rather? =-.

  2. DogsMom says:

    I know – my camera has features I have not had time to discover or play with yet. It is on my “list” tho.
    Very nice job with the photos. I would say the smelly flower is a type of Lilly, but maybe it has Trumpet in the name.
    Hope the camera fairy smiles on us both!
    .-= DogsMom´s last blog ..Mom! Come back and PLAY! =-.

  3. Pam says:

    Beautiful Pictures!!

  4. Staci A says:

    Very pretty! That’s awful that it bothers you so much though. I think I’d sneak out in the middle of the night and “accidentally” kill it.
    .-= Staci A´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Under the Big Top =-.

  5. claire says:

    Arent those just geraniums??? They look alot like it, take another pic, I can tell you =)
    (aka I can ask my mom who knows everything, lol)
    .-= claire´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday. The Zoo in March. =-.

  6. Austin-Lee says:

    Those are great shots! I would like the camera fairy to bring me that first camera there, too! 😉
    .-= Austin-Lee´s last blog ..Lunch Break =-.

  7. Beautiful shots! Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    .-= Cascia @ Healthy Moms´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday | Avocado Boy =-.

  8. Good job!
    .-= Not So Average Mama´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  9. Robin says:

    That one you hate looks like Datura. I removed them after DD was born. They are HIGHLY toxic.
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: The Beauty of Ugliness =-.

  10. Robin says:

    PS. She probably called then Angel Trumpets. That is what the catalogs call them.
    .-= Robin´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: The Beauty of Ugliness =-.

  11. Great photos, and I want one too (the camera that is)
    .-= Virginia from Lady V dZine´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday… Early Mother’s Day Gift from Hubby… =-.

  12. Faythe@GMT says:

    I agree with Robin, looks like angel Trumpets… I had one, but they don’t like the cold, so it died! so maybe get some dry ice!! and when they are not home dump it on the base of the trees!! oh I am evil!!
    I am learning about my features too, and my WW post had flower photos taken with the flower button, but not with the purdy blurry background on your geranium. so come on over Shan!! spread some comment love my way 😉
    .-= Faythe@GMT´s last blog ..WW/ Digging for Spring, part 2! =-.

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