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April 23, 2011

My Spring Photo Hunt

Filed under: Photo assignments — Karma @ 11:16 am
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The April photo scavenger hunt results are rolling in and I can tell you I’m loving them so far!  I’m 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 Scott, I will write a wrap-up post about the results.  Here’s my look at the list.

Body of water:
water

Nantucket Sound from Smuggler’s Beach in South Yarmouth, MA

When I first thought of this prompt, I worded it the way I did because I thought it left it wide open for interpretation.  I had the idea in my head to try to create the shape of a body, perhaps in the sand, and then fill it with water for an extra cutesy interpretation, but I went traditional.  It’s got me thinking about coming up with more word-play fun for June though!

Train:
train

This is part of my husband’s HO scale Tyco toy train from when he was a little boy.  There are actually train tracks in my town, but I never managed to have a camera available when I was out and a train went by.  I was poking through my girls’ old toys in the basement when my husband came home and asked what I was doing.  “A train?” he asked, “I’ve got a train,” and promptly came up with an old box with all his train cars and track pieces.

Hood:
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Sarah, in action, doing her math homework, wearing one of her favorite hooded sweatshirts.

Sprout:
sprout

Bleeding Heart sprouts in morning light

Bud:
bud2

 Lilac buds from the other evening I wrote about with all three extension tubes attached to the 55-250mm lens.  I’m still wondering if anyone is going the Budweiser route for this one!

Basket:
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The favorite basket of Teddy and Daphne – it stores the leashes and collars for “walkies.”  Teddy regulary nudges this basket with his nose to try to give me a hint about what he’d like to do!

Bunny:
bunny

He wasn’t carrying any treats or colored eggs, but a bunny nonetheless, spotted at the edge of our driveway.

Bonus:

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If ever there was karma, this had to be it.  The day after I posted my list for this hunt, including my bonus of a close-up Mr. Cardinal, this guy landed on my suet cage and hung around to enjoy a snack while I got to take as many pictures as I liked!  Ever since, it seems, he’s been hanging around more than I’ve ever had a cardinal hang around.

Remember it isn’t too late to get your photos posted!

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23 Comments »

  1. Lucky you!! That was quite nice of Mr. Cardinal to hang around for you. I’m slightly jealous. But not too much. I’m glad someone was able to capture him, and it’s great that it was you since you put him on the list. 🙂

    I thought about Budweiser but we don’t drink the stuff so I didn’t have one handy.

    Your lilac buds and bleeding heart are beautiful.

    Comment by Robin — April 23, 2011 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

    • It was indeed kind of Mr. Cardinal to pose for me!
      Thanks Robin.

      Comment by Karma — April 23, 2011 @ 10:43 pm | Reply

  2. I enjoyed your finds, Karen, especially the beach in South Yarmouth, so close to my grandparents’ beach in Dennisport. I also love the bunny and the cardinal – he seems to be posing for some of those shots!

    Comment by Barbara Rodgers — April 23, 2011 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Barbara – I know you enjoy the Cape Cod shots!

      Comment by Karma — April 23, 2011 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

  3. Great shots of the cardinal!! Alas, time slipped away again – and I forgot all about the scavenger hunt…. 😦 Maybe I can remember next time!! I DID, however, get a shot of a cardinal, but it’s from directly underneath him!!

    Comment by Photo By Holly — April 23, 2011 @ 7:07 pm | Reply

    • Aw bummer, Holly! Feel free to put together a post with shots from your archives if you’d like to! My thought in doing these hunts is to get people out shooting but if you’ve got pictures you’d like to use, I’d like to see them.

      Comment by Karma — April 23, 2011 @ 10:49 pm | Reply

  4. This looks like a fun scavenger hunt, Karen. I love especially your first picture of Nantucket Sound. Your daughter in the hood intrigued, as did the lilac buds. Question. I don’t know whether there is still time to participate or not (we’re leaving town Tuesday) but can you use old photographs or do they have to be brand-spanking-new-pics?

    Comment by Kathy — April 23, 2011 @ 8:49 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kathy. My original intent with the hunt was to get people out shooting, but if you’ve got some shots that you’d like to use, please feel free! Let me know if you decide to participate and leave me a link in the original post with the list for the hunt.

      Comment by Karma — April 23, 2011 @ 10:51 pm | Reply

      • I participated & provided a link. Thanks, Karen! Fun!

        Comment by Kathy — April 24, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

  5. This was so much fun! I did it at the last minute, yesterday which put the pressure on, but made it even more fun! I posted my link on your original post about the challenge.

    I had a great time, thanks for inspiring me to get out there and find stuff!

    AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Comment by Dawn — April 24, 2011 @ 8:14 am | Reply

    • I’m glad you had fun Dawn – and thanks for the birthday wishes!

      Comment by Karma — April 24, 2011 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

  6. Haha… Well I “was” thinking the Budweiser route… but… emmmm… Well my post will explain that… I also had a plan for the body of water, and was intending to photoshop an actual body made entirely of water, but time beat me unfortunately… You put together a great selection here, and I really like your buds…

    Here’s the link to mine, minus the cardinal (for obvious reasons.. lol)…
    http://funkyslug.wordpress.com/photography/karmas-scavenger-hunt-2/karmas-scavenger-hunt-april/

    Comment by FS Photography — April 24, 2011 @ 1:42 pm | Reply

  7. Just stopped by to wish you a Happy Birthday! 🙂

    Comment by Robin — April 24, 2011 @ 2:05 pm | Reply

  8. C’est ton anniversaire ? Alors Joyeux Anniversaire et beaucoup de bons voeux pour ta nouvelle année 🙂
    Très jolies photos pour ton Scavenger Hunt, j’ adore le bourgeon de lilas et le lapin tout mignon.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — April 25, 2011 @ 2:43 pm | Reply

    • Oui, hier c’était mon anniversaire – merci pour les voeux. Peut-etre en juin, tu voudrai participer a la prochaine Scavenger Hunt! 🙂

      Comment by Karma — April 25, 2011 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

  9. How lucky that you found a cardinal so willing to pose for you! And a real bunny!
    I thought about a hoodie jacket as my “hood”, too, but Sara wouldn’t go for it, even when I promised that I would only take a picture of the hood, not her face.
    Love the lilac buds, so pretty!

    Happy belated Birthday!

    Comment by thedailyclick — April 25, 2011 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

    • Thanks very much Michaela!
      I actually just took the shot of my Sarah while she wasn’t paying attention; she was already wearing her hood for whatever reason!

      Comment by Karma — April 25, 2011 @ 4:02 pm | Reply

  10. I fully intended to participate but time got away from me! I was trying to follow my prompts from Picture Spring too but even that fell by the wayside. Your cardinal shots are fantastic! We should be smelling those lilacs real soon. Hope you had a great vacation and birthday!

    Comment by Becky Sue — April 25, 2011 @ 10:48 pm | Reply

    • Thank you Becky! Maybe in June you’ll have the time to give the hunt a try. I’m hoping to come up with another list then.

      Comment by Karma — April 26, 2011 @ 10:05 pm | Reply

  11. Love the lilac bud and the bunny! I think the bunny might be even harder to get than the cardinal.

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — April 26, 2011 @ 10:36 am | Reply

    • Thank you. Bunnies seem to hang around here a lot, so that shot wasn’t too hard – must be all the tasty dandelions in my lawn!

      Comment by Karma — April 26, 2011 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

  12. Awesome cardinal shots!
    I had the perfect bunny shot and missed it. At our town’s egg hunt, the Easter Bunny hopped onto one of the playground swings. By the time I got my camera back out, he had moved on.

    Comment by renae — April 27, 2011 @ 10:10 pm | Reply


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