Friday, June 27, 2014

Day 156: Blooming Season

Last day before vacations!!! YES!!!! Sooo happyy!!  My nature spot is doing great! All the flowers are blooming :)

By the way, I won't be able to upload any photos during our vacations, but I'll catch up once we return :D
Have a wonderful weekend!!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8)  - 1/250s  f/11

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 155: Spinach & Dough

Only 1 more day for vacations!!! Yeah!!! Today post is about food :)  It's a homemade veggie quiche, and yes, the dough is also homemade.

Happy almost beginning of the weekend!!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/40s  f/11

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Day 154: Calcifer

Howdy guys!! It started!! Do you want to know what I'm talking about? Well, the count down for vacation time of course!! Yeah!!  Only 2 more days and off we goooooooo!!!!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/40s  f/10

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day 153: Dusty Worms

I feel super tired today so it's gonna be a short post :P  but that's not reason to avoid taking a photo hehehe I continue with my shots of common things around the house.  In this case, this close up reminds me of warms.

Nikon D90 (18-200mm  f/2.8) - 1/25s  f/6.3

Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 152: Stripes & Daylight

It's a warm sunny day today! I wanted to take the shot somewhere inside home and this shot came up :D
Have a nice end of the day!!

Nikon D90 (18-200mm  f/3.5-5.6) - 1/250s  f/10

Day 151: Fragile

When we bought this plant we didn't even know that in summer a beautiful flower grows :)  It was a wonderful surprise!! And the flower is so delicate!!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/320s  f/14

Day 150: The sweetest flower

I just love summer!! The plants on our balcony are becoming gorgeous!! We have a lot of flowers :)  The smell of this gardenia is soooo good!!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/500s  f/18

Friday, June 20, 2014

Day 149: Feliz día de la bandera!!!

HAPPY ARGENTINA'S FLAG DAY!!  Today is a day of joy for Argentinean people!!!

Nikon D90 (18-200mm  f/3.5-5.6) - 1/640s  f/16

The following text tells the history and meaning of this beautiful flag:

The history of Argentina’s flag, which dates back to 1812, is wrapped in a curious mix of revolutionary fighting for independence from Spain and Incan sun worship.
The Argentine flag has three horizontal bands; the top and bottom ones are light blue, and the middle is white. The Argentine flag colors’ meaning is disputed. Some say the white represents silver. Early conquistadors named the country Argentina after the Latin word Argentinum, meaning silver, thinking that the region contained vast amounts of the precious metal. The blue bands may represent the sky, the waters of Argentina’s Rio de la Plata, or the blue used by the Spanish royal house of Bourbon on their coat of arms.
Observing the flag, our gaze is immediately attracted to its center, where we find its most striking feature: a human face wearing a neutral expression inside a gold disc with straight and wavy rays emitting from its center, representing a sun. The sun, named el sol de mayo (the sun of May) after Argentina’s May revolution, which eventually lead to the nation’s independence from Spain, is a national emblem.

Day 148: Little witch

My hubby's art work is getting better hahahahaha  For some reason I like this little witch, seems like she is dancing in the air happily :D

 Nikon D90 (18-200mm  f/3.5-5.6) - 1/25s  f/9

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Day 147: For the cure

Today's post is to support the Prostate Cancer research :)

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/80s  f/9

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Day 146: Once upon a time...

For today's photo I took the time machine and went back in time to take this shot :D  I wanted something different for a change. Hope you like it too :)

Nikon D90 (18-200mm f/3.5-5.6) - 1/400s  f/13

Monday, June 16, 2014

Day 145: Little rascal

It's Monday again and I have a whole new week ahead of me :)  There are a lot of squirrels where we live and this one was running all over our neighbors roof. She started on their balcony, checking everything that they have there and once she got bored she jumped to the roof and stayed there for a couple of minutes. Lucky for me I had my camera close so I could take the photo before she went away.

Nikon D90 (18-200mm  f/3.5-5.6) - 1/500s  f/11

Day 144: A window to nature

I took this photo just outside of our apartment, I really liked the contrast of the green tree against the blue sky and the roof of the apartment was perfect to frame it :)

Nikon D90 (18-200mm  f/3.5-5.6) - 1/500s  f/13

Day 143: Watch out!! BIRDS!!

I'm going to upload more than 1 photo some days so I can catch up with the days I didn't take a photo (since the beginning of this year).  Hopefully I'll be able to do it before the end of the year :)

About today's photo, we where at the beach and suddenly my hubby said to me, YOU NEED TO SEE THIS!! When I open my eyes I saw thousands of birds flying over the ocean! IT WAS AMAZING!! I never saw this quantity of birds! They flew to the right and then to the left and again to the right, seemed like there was a school of fish near the shore and the birds were eating to their hearts content!!
The photo only shows a small part of the flock, I'd had need a panorama to show all of the birds.

Panasonic DMC-ZS25 - 1/2000s  f/6.4

Day 142: Through the glass

Hi hi hi! It was a beautiful weekend, warm and perfect for a beach day! Of course we enjoyed the day a lot and returned home with the wish of returning again soon :)

Panasonic DMC-ZS25 - 1/640s  f/4

Friday, June 13, 2014

Day 141: Hills and Paths

I just realized that today is Friday the 13th hehehe and for some weird coincidence my shutter speed and f stop has the number 13th of them!! Kind of creepy, don't you think?

Have a nice weekend!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/13s  f/13

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Day 140: Carmine

Remember the bud that I posted a couple of days ago? Well, this is it now!! Soooooooooo beautiful!! It's amazing how fast it grows :)
Happy blooming!!!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/60s  f/11

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Day 139: A little bit of love

Love is in the air! :D  I can feel it!!  This is a drawing that we have on the white board in the office. Now, I'll have it with me forever! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/2s  f/18

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Day 138: New bud

After more than 2 weeks, my hibiscus is giving us a new bud!! Sooo happy!!  Did you know that the flower only lasts one day?

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/100s  f/7.1

Monday, June 9, 2014

Day 137: Alstroemerias

Happy Monday!! Alstroemerias are one of my favorite flowers, they have colorful bunches of flowers during blooming season, it's amazing how fast they grow!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/100s  f/13

Day 136: Peek a boo

I just woke up when I saw this squirrel on the tree, she was in a different position before I took the shot though. She seemed like (yes, I decided it was a she) trying to warm up, laying on the tree branch catching the first rays of sun, with her eyes closed, it was super cute!!
Of course, after I reached my camera she moved to a different position and this time, she was looking at me to see what I was doing hehehe

Nikon D90 (18-200mm f/3.5-5.6) - 1/100s  f/11

Friday, June 6, 2014

Day 135: Blooming

Happy Friday!!!  It's a beautiful day today, really warm, perfect to be surrounded by nature, that's why I'm gonna go to the balcony to accompany my plants hihihi
Have a bright weekend!!

Nikon D90 (105mm f/2.8) - 1/80s  f/18

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Day 134: Delicious apple

Hello there! I tried with an apple today and it was quite complicated because of the reflection of its skin. Even though I diffused the light it was still too bright. Well, I'll need to try other approaches ;)

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/4s  f/20

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Day 133: Lemon

Today is "lemon day" !! hehehe I can tell you that is complicated to take photos of fruits/veggies, each of them require specific background and light. I only use natural light, so for me my balcony is my studio :)

Have a nice end of the day!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/125s  f/7.1

Day 132: Red Pepper

I started a mini project for my mom. She wants photos of fruits or veggies to hang on the kitchen (she saw some photos that she liked when we went to Vegas hehehe), so I'm experimenting to recreate them, and of course create new ones with different perspectives.

I hope you can join me on my journey :)

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/60s  f/9

Day 131: Sun catcher

This beauty is another succulent plant that fits in any place inside your home and require low maintenance :)

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/50s  f/8

Day 130: Lanterns

Aren't they gorgeous? As you may guest I really like flowers and nature. There is no better place to be than on the balcony surrounded by flowers, while enjoying the warm's soooo relaxing!

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/80s  f/10

Day 129: Succulent flowers

I just LOVE this flowers!! They are so beautiful! They are low maintenance and require water once every 10 days :)  They look gorgeous in any place. 

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/50s  f/8

Day 128: Yellow pearls

Can you guess what is the subject of this photo? It's a close up of the hibiscus! You can see the pistil and the stamens with the seeds.  I never had thought they had ball shape :)  Nature is unbelievable incredible! 

Nikon D90 (105mm  f/2.8) - 1/25s  f/14