Monday, August 18, 2014

Grab Bag - 3



Tomato flowers in my garden (early July) I now have tomatoes!
 

 

White-crowned sparrow
 
 
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52 comments:

Felicia said...

excellent images Karen. Never knew a tomato flower was so pretty till you see it close up.

Rebecca said...

Cool details on that flower.

Ela said...

Your photos are amazing as always !
Really wonderful details !
Have a nice day :)

TexWisGirl said...

oh, the white-crowned portraits are spectacular! love!!

Tamar SB said...

The tomato flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for joining the linky!

ladyfi said...

Love that yellow flower. Great shots.

Sandra said...

really beautiful flowers and so is the bird shot

Sylvia K said...

Your photos never fail to take my breath away, Karen, and these are surely no exception! I do love the detail and it's like having the birds and flowers sitting here on my desk with me!! Thank you! Hope you're feeling better! I'm holding good thoughts!!

Nancy J said...

Your white crown captures are so clear and feathers detailed perfectly , I could touch them. Lovely, and Tomato flowers, a sign of what you have already eaten!! Hugs, Jean.

Linda W. said...

Nice shots of the tomato flowers.

Adrienne said...

Those tomato plants sure are pretty - I had no idea how lovely they could be!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

awesome photos of the white crowned sparrow, enjoy those tomatoes

Pamela Gordon said...

Really beautiful macro shots of the tomato blossoms! And the white crowned sparrow is adorable. I have noticed a lack of birds - other than crows and hummingbirds - in our yard this past week. I guess they are heading south? It seems so quiet without their pretty songs.

Lisa Gordon said...

I am sure that I've never looked this closely at tomato flowers, Karen, and they are just beautiful. I love your little sparrow too. What a precious one.

Elephant's Child said...

Small - but wonderous. Thank you.

Judy said...

Always a visual delight.

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love the tomato flowers !

Muffie said...

Love the tomato flowers. And the sparrow is so cute!

eileeninmd said...

Cool closeups of the tomato flowers.. And the white Crowned Sparrow is pretty. Great shots, have a happy week!

Joyful said...

Beautiful, vivid photos.

Kim said...

Love these! SO colorful!

Jocee said...

Great shots of the tomato flowers, it is a delicate looking flower. Love the sparrow with the hat :)

Phyllis Oller said...

Your photos are so amazing! Phyllis

Gail Dixon said...

That white-crowned sparrow is so sharp! Your photos are awesome. Congrats on the tomatoes!

Stephanie said...

Stunning closeups!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sparrow. I have not seen it before.

Fun60 said...

Such excellent shots.

Indrani said...

Terrific captures!
Love the details of the macro shot!

Leora said...

You make the lowly tomato plant look so lovely. And your sparrow is a handsome fellow.

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the tomato blossom and good ones of the bird too.

Ileana said...

Excellent photos!

Icy BC said...

Amazing photos, Karen! Your white-crowned sparrow pics are just gorgeous, and the tomato flowers are beautiful!

MitchyLR said...

Hi Karen!! Wonderful shots of the tomato flowers,, but the shots of the White-Crowned Sparrow are just stunning!!

Miriam @OvertimeCook said...

Such beautiful photos!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I've never really looked at the tomatoe flowers. They're pretty! I love the cute sparrow.

RedPat said...

Love the sparrow shots, Karen. My tomatoes aren't that great this year - I think it hasn't been warm enough for them!

Frank said...

Spectacular images Karen. Love the Sparrow's head pattern.
Enjoy the Tomatoes.

Lotta said...

Lovely tomatoe flowers....
/Lotta from Sweden

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:)Beautiful sharp images of both the tomato flower and the gorgeous White-crowned sparrow. Black and white really,:) and how striking it is!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Your sparrow images are so professional looking!!!

Adam Jones said...

Those Sparrow shots are magnificent. Amazing!

Gunsside said...

Very Nice shots
Beautiful little bird

DeniseinVA said...

Very pretty photos Karen, love the lighting in them.

Marie said...

Your tomato blossoms are beautiful! And so is the sparrow. Very nice photos!

Arija said...

That is a great looking little sparrow and your tomato flowers are really great shots.

Phil Slade said...

Who would have thought of photographing a tomato flower? Karen of course - nice one, it's very attractive. And then there's nothing quite like a home-grown tomato, so much better than the ones in the supermarkets.
And then my favourite sparrow - I love their cheeky distant whistle. Thanks Karen

NatureFootstep said...

tomato flowers! That´s why I recognoced it at first but could not place it.
Love the little sparrow. Such a posture it shows in the first image. :)

Rambling Woods said...

A lovely grab bag Karen. I hope you are feeling better. I have been having vision problems the last 3 weeks unrelated to MS or perhaps related in that getting over any infections takes a long time... Michelle

EG CameraGirl said...

Lovely the tomato flowers as they bloom. I haven't seen any white-crowned sparrows yet! Are they moving from the Arctic already?!

Stewart M said...

Splendid little sparrow - hope you enjoy the tomatoes!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pat said...

Love those homegrown tomatoes. Ours are just ripening. These are beautiful shots of the White-crowned Sparrow.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Tomatoes! No fresh-off-the-vine Oregon tomatoes for us this summer. That's a definite downside of traveling to Alaska.

I hadn't thought of white-crowned sparrows in years. When we had our Oregon house we used to have a compost/brush pile out at the back corner of the property and those little guys (and their yellow-crowned cousins too) just loved that pile. Fun memories.