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April 1, 2011

April Photo Scavenger Hunt

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 12:01 am
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April Fools!
April Fools!

Yep I had my very own April Fools in 2008 when this shot was taken.  The girls willingly hammed it up for my shot-of-the-day during my 365 Project.

I’m really not trying to fool you today though. Mother Nature is playing a big enough fool herself.  Forecast for today around here is for 3-5″ of snow,  possibly more depending on who you believe.  My real purpose for this post is to provide you with my photo scavenger hunt list for April. 

At Scott’s suggestion, I’ve made the list a little shorter; there are 7 items instead of 12.  New pictures are my preference since the purpose of these hunts is to get you out and shooting, but if you’ve got the perfect shot in your archives that will fit the bill, feel free to use it. 

Just like last time, literal, creative, funny, snarky or liberal interpretations of the list are welcome – I just want you to participate!  I chose items that I hope will provide for a wide variety of interpretations:

  • body of water
  • train
  • hood
  • sprout
  • bud
  • basket
  • bunny
  • BONUS: clear, sharp, close-up of a Mr. Cardinal! (I’m specifically talking about the bird here, not the priest!)

Like before, leave me a link to your post in the comments of this post.  I’ll leave this post easily accessible on the sidebar.  How about a deadline of April 24th?  That’s my birthday – it’d be a great gift to see all your wonderful pictures on that day. 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Do not, I repeat, do not, buy a bag of these to accomplish your “bunny” shot:

These things are seriously addictive!  There should be a warning on the bag.  I’m ashamed to admit I’ve now eaten 3 bags of these things since my local CVS put them on the shelf in March. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

PS to my fellow fans: PLAY BALL and GO SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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45 Comments »

  1. lol! For me it was Starburst jelly beans. They should ban those things.

    Great list! I don’t know about that bonus shot, though. The male cardinal has been teasing me all winter, sitting pretty near the window when I don’t have my camera and taking off as soon as I grab the camera and get him in focus. He’s driving me crazy. lol!

    Comment by Robin — April 1, 2011 @ 8:46 am | Reply

    • I know – that’s why the cardinal is a bonus! I’ve been trying for a long time to get a good picture of a cardinal, so I may not be able to do my own bonus!

      Comment by Karma — April 2, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  2. Meant to add that I love your April Fools shot. :)

    Comment by Robin — April 1, 2011 @ 8:48 am | Reply

    • Thanks…. funny kids, aren’t they?

      Comment by Karma — April 2, 2011 @ 4:14 pm | Reply

  3. Mother Nature is being very cruel to us today! Arrrgh!

    This looks like fun! AND, your BIRTHDAY is my ANNIVERSARY! Double reason to celebrate!

    Comment by milkayphoto — April 1, 2011 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

    • Thank goodness that “winter storm” turned out to be nothing.
      I’ll look forward to your shots!

      Comment by Karma — April 2, 2011 @ 4:15 pm | Reply

  4. Oh oh oh… That’s not fair… Where am I supposed to find a Cardinal ??.. Lol.. Lucky you’ve thrown it in just as a bonus I guess… but the challenge has been issued now… ;)

    Comment by FS Photography — April 1, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

    • I didn’t even think about cardinals not being native everywhere! They are such common birds here. How’s this – I will take a picture of any U.K. red bird from you!

      Comment by Karma — April 2, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

      • Lol.. Well I’ll see what I can do, but I’d stand more chance finding a Dodo… ;)

        Comment by FS Photography — April 2, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

  5. Yikes! Be care about calling Mother Nature a fool…she might retaliate! Hey..the gummy bunnies bag looks empty. :) I remember the April fools in the picture..beautiful girls!!!

    Comment by patricia weldon — April 1, 2011 @ 4:18 pm | Reply

    • The bunnies bag is definitely empty. Must have a hole in it! ;-)

      Comment by Karma — April 2, 2011 @ 4:16 pm | Reply

  6. April 24th is Sara’s Birthday, too! :-)
    I’ll do my best to participate in the challenge this time!

    Comment by thedailyclick — April 2, 2011 @ 7:47 am | Reply

    • You can do it Michaela! I’d love to see your take on things. April 24th is obviously a very good day!

      Comment by Karma — April 2, 2011 @ 4:17 pm | Reply

  7. I’m in!. Casey’s birthday is April 22, lots of good birthday karma! :)

    Comment by Becky Sue — April 3, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

    • Awesome! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

      Comment by Karma — April 3, 2011 @ 9:34 pm | Reply

  8. Ugh, and about those Red Sox…

    Comment by Becky Sue — April 3, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

    • Ugh is right. What an awful opening weekend. :cry:

      Comment by Karma — April 3, 2011 @ 9:37 pm | Reply

  9. You are too funny with the candies! Your list looks good though – I think I’ll give up on the cardinal one now though. Those suckers move fast! Here’s a tip though for keeping your eyes out for them – they have an undulating flight pattern so if you see a bird go by sort of dipping up & down as it flies, watch where it goes!

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — April 4, 2011 @ 11:34 am | Reply

    • Have you tried the darn things? You’d understand if you had! ;-)
      I just may not have to worry about my bonus shot, actually! :mrgreen:

      Comment by Karma — April 4, 2011 @ 4:24 pm | Reply

  10. Catching up….got the list and I’ll be looking for the stuff. iPhone at the ready.

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — April 5, 2011 @ 4:55 pm | Reply

    • List is shorter, more time to finish this time around – will it be all iPhone shots this time around?

      Comment by Karma — April 5, 2011 @ 9:57 pm | Reply

  11. [...] experimenting with fill-flash trying to get a picture of rhododendron buds, possibly to be used for my photo hunt.  I wasn’t overly impressed with the shots I took, and wasn’t sure my flash actually [...]

    Pingback by Sights of Early Spring « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — April 9, 2011 @ 11:36 am | Reply

  12. [...] posting over the next few days.  I will be taking lots of pictures though; I hope you are keeping this month’s scavenger hunt in mind while you are out and about.  Due date is one week from Sunday (but I happen to know the [...]

    Pingback by Concentration « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — April 14, 2011 @ 5:39 pm | Reply

  13. [...] Karma put up her April Photo Scavenger Hunt list which I copied to my trusty iPhone Notes app. There is still time to join in as the deadline is [...]

    Pingback by Spring Scavenger Hunt | Views Infinitum — April 20, 2011 @ 6:34 am | Reply

  14. Here you go! Spring Scavenger Hunt

    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — April 20, 2011 @ 6:41 am | Reply

  15. [...] is an explanation for the diverse subject matter. Karma posted a photo scavenger hunt. This is what I scavenged. Oh! I almost forgot. There is a bonus, said Karma. Make a clear, sharp, [...]

    Pingback by Spring Karma « Torch Lake Views — April 20, 2011 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  16. What Scot said! Spring Karma

    Comment by Gerry — April 20, 2011 @ 2:01 pm | Reply

  17. Two t’s! Scott! I knew that.

    Comment by Gerry — April 20, 2011 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  18. [...] the way, don’t forget to get your spring photo hunt photos posted and leave me a link in the comments of that post! I’m hoping to see everyone’s [...]

    Pingback by What a Difference a Year Makes « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — April 21, 2011 @ 8:54 am | Reply

  19. Afraid I don’t have a blog but here’s a link to the set I created in flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/deb_and_paul2007/sets/72157626545849774/with/5640729406/

    Comment by Debbie — April 21, 2011 @ 10:19 am | Reply

  20. [...] Another fun Photo Scavenger Hunt from Karma’s Blog. [...]

    Pingback by April Photo Scavenger Hunt « Nye Noona — April 21, 2011 @ 11:50 pm | Reply

  21. Here is my Scavenger hunt.

    Comment by Nye — April 22, 2011 @ 12:07 am | Reply

  22. [...] few weeks ago, Karen posted a scavenger hunt on her blog, and I thought it would be fun to participate, especially since I missed her first one [...]

    Pingback by 2011/113: Scavenger Hunt « The Daily Click — April 23, 2011 @ 5:19 am | Reply

  23. [...] really enjoying seeing everyone’s take on the shots.  You  have until tomorrow to post and drop me a link or drop me a note letting me know you need a couple more days to finish up.  Like our friend [...]

    Pingback by My Spring Photo Hunt « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — April 23, 2011 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  24. [...] the beginning of the month, Karma posted a photo scavenger hunt challenge that I couldn’t resist because I thought it would be fun and help me stretch a [...]

    Pingback by 212: Karma’s April Photo Scavenger Hunt « Life in the Bogs — April 23, 2011 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  25. Here is mine:

    http://bogsofohio.wordpress.com/2011/04/23/212-karmas-april-photo-scavenger-hunt/

    Thanks, Karma. That was fun. :)

    Comment by Robin — April 23, 2011 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  26. [...] over on her blog has challenged people everywhere to a photo scavenger hunt.  I learned about it late while [...]

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  27. Happy Birthday Karma!!!! Here’s my entry in your very fun photo scavenger hunt! http://dawnking.interspike.com/?p=10268 -Dawn

    Comment by Dawn — April 24, 2011 @ 5:55 am | Reply

  28. [...] scavenger hunt, to be exact.  Karma didn’t know it was going to be an Easter Scavenger hunt, on the exact day of Easter, [...]

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  29. OK, Karen (Is it your birthday?? Happy Birthday if it is!) here is my link: http://upwoods.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/hunting-for-eggs-today-how-about-scavenging-for-photos/

    This was a fun way to spend Easter Sunday. Thank you for the challenge. :)

    Comment by Kathy — April 24, 2011 @ 1:12 pm | Reply

  30. I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date!!

    But maybe you’ll check out my pix anyway. My new blog still isn’t ready so I posted it as a set on Flickr instead:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/breadandputter/sets/72157626587301418/

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — April 26, 2011 @ 8:40 pm | Reply

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    Pingback by Favorites Photography – April Photo Hunt « Karma's When I Feel Like It Blog — April 1, 2012 @ 5:28 am | Reply


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