Sunday, 22 July 2007

Summer geranium

Pot with pink geranium flowers
This terracotta pot with pink geranium flowers was shot at friend’s house one July evening. I think the image has summery feelings…

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Thursday, 12 July 2007

Their life: busy

Bee busy on a flower
Entry to this week competition "Busy". If you find my photo interesting, please vote at http://www.photofriday.com

Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu street scene, Brazil
Street scene in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil. I like the reach sunny colours on these photos. Taken on one off-the-centre street of this Brazilian town in a sunny afternoon.

old-fashion car
Love this old-fashion car. Volkswagen Fusca is very popular in Brazil. It is still running!

Tuesday, 10 July 2007

Pink sunset

Gorgeous pink sunset at Iguazu Falls
What a gorgeous sunset was it! The sky turned rose, then red and finally pink... like a huge fire was swallowing the horizon... Wau! It lasted only 10 minutes, but every minute was worth much more… These few moments definitely made that day at Iguassu Falls (Iguazu Falls).

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Bird paradise: toucans

Toucan is my favourite bird of South America. Aren't they gorgeous?

Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)
Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)


Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco)

Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus)
Red-breasted Toucan (Ramphastos dicolorus)

Adventure boat safari in Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Iguassu Falls boat safari
The image in the previous post was shot from above. This photo is from almost under... under water. They take you on a boat trip right under Iguassu waterfalls. No matter how much plastic you wrap around, you get wet.... really wet... it's a lot of water falling from the sky on your head! Getting a decent picture without a waterproof case is quite a challenge. You definitely will remember this adventure trip on Iguassu (Iguazu, Iguacu) river in the Brazilian part of the Iguassu National Park (Parque Nacional do Iguacu).

Adventure boat safari trip
Tourists enjoying Macuco boat safari in Iguassu National Park (Parque Nacional do Iguacu), Brazil.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Iguassu Falls, Brazil, Argentina

Iguassu Falls, Brazil, Argentina
I had a chance to visit Iguassu Falls last week. These amasing waterfalls are shared by Brazil and Argentina along the Iguassu River (sometimes spelled Iguazu or Iguacu Falls) and surrounded by tropical forests of Iguassu National Park. The system consists of about 270 falls along 2.7 kilometres of the river.

You will see more images of this spectacular place.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

Field Scabious flower, Knautia arvensis

Field Scabious, Knautia arvensis
Back to flowers...This is quite common in Europe bluish-mauve flower called Field Scabious (Knautia arvensis). But tricky to photograph: very difficult to capture this beautiful colour and get the depth of field right. Do you think I managed?





flower detail

The main image is accompanied by close-ups of the same photo, showing parts of this interesting wild flower.

flower detail





Another detailed crop of the same photo.

Sunday, 1 July 2007

Gray

Gray house and light
This image is my first entry for the PhotoFriday challenge "Gray". I think the image is in "gray mood" and might get some votes or even win! Who knows... Do you think it's gray enough?

P.S. As soon as I sort out how to include links in the post, will provide a link to the http://www.photofriday.com/

First photo - macro flowers

Macro photo of yellow flowers
I was thinking what should be the first photo I post here. Let's start with a flower image... It is called Common Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea). The photo was taken on a wonderful meadow next to my house few weeks ago. I used "put your lens inside the flower" technique and made several shots. I am quite pleased with this one: I like the colours and soft feeling... What do you think?