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August 2, 2014

Another First for this Summer

Filed under: 66 Days of Summer — Karma @ 10:28 pm
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It’s happening again, the blog posts are stacking up! Today is actually a very special day, my younger daughter Sarah’s 17th birthday. However it is after 10 pm as I am writing this post, and I never posted yesterday’s photo. I will address Sarah’s birthday post tomorrow when my head is a little clearer and my body is hopefully a bit less tired!

Friday, August 1st was day 43 of summer. It was a day of running around, cleaning up and getting ready for Sarah’s party – none of which would provide a very interesting photo. I did get to photograph my first tiger swallowtail butterfly of the summer now that my one remaining butterfly bush is in bloom.

I feel like I’ve been having some issues with focus and exposure lately and I’m not sure if it is my camera or me! I’m guessing it is probably me. I did notice the exposure dial was not set in my normal position of “P” this evening, and I don’t know how long it has been that way. I’ve gotten lazy in my photography technique lately. Time to start paying better attention.


  1. I think gremlins turn those dials!

    Comment by Carol — August 2, 2014 @ 11:10 pm | Reply

    • I’m sure you’re right Carol!

      Comment by Karma — August 3, 2014 @ 7:51 am | Reply

  2. Happy birthday, Sarah! Mom, it sounds like you are having a wonderful summer. Some of that busy-ness is what makes it summer, methinks. I know what you mean about camera issues sometimes. The reason the owl/hawk photos have not been posted yet is that my camera refused to cooperate in the low light and you couldn’t use flash. I got some good shots of the barred owl but Barry will have to share his shots of the others and that won’t happen for a few days. Shall we do a gremlin dance? tee hee

    Comment by Kathy — August 3, 2014 @ 9:14 am | Reply

    • Camera gremlins – that has to be the answer! I’ll be looking for those owl pictures!

      Comment by Karma — August 3, 2014 @ 8:06 pm | Reply

  3. I agree with Carol. It’s gremlins. Still, it’s a beautiful shot. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — August 3, 2014 @ 7:57 pm | Reply

    • Dang gremlins! That shot really looked okay on the little LCD of the camera, then the computer blows it up big for you and lets you see all the mistakes you made, lol. Thanks for liking it anyway!

      Comment by Karma — August 3, 2014 @ 8:08 pm | Reply

  4. I went out today for a special event and took my camera — hauled it out to take that first, special shot — and the batteries were dead. CAMERAS !!!!!!!!!! (gnash, gnash)

    Comment by sybil — August 4, 2014 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

    • I’ve had that happen too many times and missed great shots because of it. I try to always have a back-up charged battery available to me now.

      Comment by Karma — August 5, 2014 @ 8:50 am | Reply

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