Credit Where It Is Due

Credit Where It is Due

I like to make photographs, and I enjoy being praised for what I have done. But God teaches a different attitude, one of thankfulness and humility. He pointed that out to me recently. I DO NOT MAKE THESE PHOTOGRAPHS ALONE. I didn't create the light, or the technology which makes photography possible. I didn't buy my camera, it was a gift from my husband. I didn't give myself the ability to see through the camera in order to make an image which others find pleasing. It is right to use what I have been given to the best of my ability, but it is wrong to take credit for what I have not done. God made the light, the elements which are used to manufacture the camera, and the world from which these images come. He has given me gifts: people to teach me, eyes to see with, and a brain to process information. I am thankful for these gifts. He deserves all the praise, not I.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Uneaten. Enjoy!

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29 comments:

Patti said...

How nice of him! Great macro shot of these lovely lilies ~

Carolyn Ford said...

What a GORGEOUS color! Beautiful shot!

ilanadavita said...

Lovely colors. You are lucky to have them in your garden.

Ralph said...

How kind the four-hoof herbivore allowed the beautiful flowers to remain. I hope you may continue to enjoy the view of the pink lilies for the rest of the season!

EG Wow said...

And for that you must be very grateful! I see they left you a particularly nice one too. :)

Dani said...

very beautiful macro shot.

Greyscale Territory said...

O so pretty! A dramatic macro!

Robin said...

Ah-CHOO!

So lovely, but I'm horribly allergic so the only way I ever get to enjoy lilies is in photos.

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Jan said...

Your lilies are beautiful.

Jeanette said...

Great shot, lots of little shadows and beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Manang Kim said...

Oh your deer is so sweet ^_^ because our neighbors day lilies are all eaten by the deer. Nothing was left behind for them to enjoy ^_^ Happy Sunday!

Sunflower

Hey Harriet said...

Phew! Nice of the deer! A delightful photo!

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful.

wenn said...

lovely lily!

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Great closeup and so nice to have some flowers left, i know as I have the same problem... Perfect SOOC entry!

Mine is here: http://fotoblogg2010.blogspot.com/2010/08/sooc-sunday.html

blogitse said...

Beautiful lilie...
SSS greetings from Casa!

Gattina said...

Didn't know that deers eat lilies ;) ?

Dianne said...

I would imagine the deer took one look at how beautiful this flower is and decided to just enjoy them visually :)
wonderful photo!!

Cassie said...

hehe. Very lovely ShadowShot lily. Those deer were being kind to you. Our deer are absolute terrors...they eat most everything so if I don't have a fence up, it eventually gets ett!!

The OriginalPsyn said...

Beautiful shot.

Sarah said...

Hi Dimple,
I love the way the close up shot makes me focus on the colours and shapes-in an abstract way. Tha black and white photo is lovely too. Thanks for following too!

anka said...

The flower looks so beautiful, I can almost smell it!
Have a great week!

Jan n Jer said...

Deer are exciting to see, but can really destroy flower beds. Gald they left some for you to enjoy!

Chesney said...

He does look hungry...and what a beauty!

Tricia said...

Exquisite!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

I am glad the deer were kind enough to leave them so that you could get this great photo!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely delicate pink, - lilies are so elegantly beautiful.

Carletta said...

Those deer are pesky! :)
It's a beautiful lily. I'm late getting here so I see the next post and I like this version much better!

jeannette said...

Beautiful shot of that lilly! Nice thing of the city is flowers don't get eaten:)