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, October 8, 2010

Nature's Miniatures


This was taken September 19.
It was a sunny day after several rainy ones, and Doggy and I were enjoying the light.
These red mushrooms caught my eye, even though they were exceptionally small.
The birch limb behind them was less than two inches in diameter!

After I put the pics from that day on my computer, I found a spider.
It's in the middle, just under the curl of birch bark, can you see it?
Then just this morning, I noticed another critter, an insect!
If you follow a diagonal line up from the center of the small red mushroom,
through the large one and the spider,
you will find it.
I think it may be the spider's dinner!

So I think this picture will do for
Camera Critters
Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
Macro Monday
&
Ruby Tuesday

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Update: Gemma at Greyscale Territory has a meme I just discovered, and I'm contributing this pic for it also. It's called Weekend Nature; check it out, and maybe contribute something of your own!

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46 comments:

becky at abbeystyle said...

This little scene looks good enough to eat...rather like salad greens that have just been washed...however, I wouldn't include the spider in my lunch :)

Maggie May said...

What a delightful picture. I clicked on it to make it larger as at first I couldn't see the spider's prey. That did make it easier and I did see it in the end.
I bet those mushrooms/toadstools are very poisonous.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

lakeviewer said...

Stunning! You have a great idea for details.

Hildred and Charles said...

Magical picture, - it set me looking for gnomes or fairies....

~Cheryl said...

Those little mushrooms are such a brilliant red! I wouldn't have seen the critters if you hadn't mentioned them. I love surprises like these!

Paulie said...

Interesting find in that red mushroom . . . never seen one like it before. I see the critters but only after you pointed them out because my eyes were drawn to the red alone at first.

Viola said...

Such a lovely photo! :) I can only find one spider, up to the right of lthe arge red mushroom.. :)

Viola said...

the large red mushroom... that should be! ;)

Nikki-ann said...

The red of the mushroom really jumps out at you, doesn't it? Great shot.

cat said...

That is a really delightful picture. I can't see the spider's presumed dinner however.

Kay L. Davies said...

Amazing photo. I've never seen red mushrooms before, didn't even know they existed outside storybooks. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kay, Alberta

Poetic Shutterbug said...

That mushroom is certainly unique and I can see the spider when enlarged. I really like the composition of the photo. Very artistic and interesting.

Lyndsey said...

Very interesting photo! I love all the colors and details!

Oskar said...

Great photograph! That is one big spider!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

DUTA said...

What a splendid composition! red mushrooms, a birch limb, a spider, an insect. The best painter couldn't have done better.

cieldequimper said...

Oooh lovely!

Sept. 19 was STORMY and RAINY in Eastern WA.!

Greyscale Territory said...

Beautiful detail of the mushrooms and other low plants too! But the capture of the spider on the prowl too is simply magical! Nature in action!

EG Wow said...

I don't think I have ever seen such a red mushroom! This is such a neat photo!

Greyscale Territory said...

Back again! Thanks so much for linking this to my meme!

eileeninmd said...

Great I really like the colorful mushrooms.

Shirley said...

Wow! I've never before seen red mushrooms. Nice photos!

cyclopseven said...

The central focus of this picture is the mushroom and the birch bark is a good contrast for the red color. Everything is perfectly arranged. Liveliness all around. Thanks for sharing.

awarewriter said...

Hi Dimple. I really like the image. Great color and composition. You nailed this one. Thanks for dropping by my place.

Jan said...

I've never seen a red mushroom.

Marja said...

A fantastic picture Love the red of the mushrooms, the curl in the birch and the little spider

Livsnjutaren said...

Lovely picture.

RuneE said...

Impressive mushrooms with a very fitting for the photo.

Fotobloggen 2010 said...

Miniature mushrooms in great color combination with the moss. Such different in size of mushroom from my entry

David, Melanie and family said...

Excellent vignette! The details are superb. I love the moss as well as the mushroom.
David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston

Kebeni said...

awesome photo, we don't seem to have the array of colour fungi in Australia that they have in other countries

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Wonderful composition, and what a vivid red that mushroom is!

Maaike said...

that's why I love fall
great macro

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow...oh wow. Such beauty!!

Here is a link to my MACRO MONDAY Do hope you can stop by for a visit!

Alissa said...

what a gorgeous colour for a mushroom, I can see why you could not resist photographing these little beauties.
From Alissa@Craftalicious-Caper

tammymcchesney said...

I love that splash of red...I just saw a red mushroom for the first time this year, they are so cool!

wncmountainliving said...

Great shot - the mushrooms are so vivid. Glad you pointed out the other critters!

lisaschaos said...

I see the scary spider! Love finding surprises like that when I upload photos. :) I love the orange fungus! So bright against the rest of nature. :)

Carolyn Ford said...

This "little" scene is magnificent! It's beautiful! I've never seen a red mushroom, either. You composed this shot so nicely!

Liza said...

Perfect capture for ruby.

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chubskulit said...

That's a beauty! Thanks for the visit Dimple.

eden said...

Those are beautiful mushrooms.Great shots.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Wow. What a red! It almost glows. Nicely captured. Really enjoyed it.

My Ruby Tuesday Post

Kim, USA said...

I thought this is inside an aquarium. The arrangement and color combination is beautiful. Haven't seen a red mushroom and this one is fantastic! Thanks for sharing and the visit!
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Dianne said...

I have never seen a red mushroom!!
very cool

Carletta said...

I'm with Dianne - never seen a red mushroom but it gives this image a great punch of color.
Very nice ruby find!

Patti said...

I"ve never seen a red mushroom. It's really pretty.
Cool photo with all the little "extras" to be found.

;-)