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, May 20, 2011

Fairy Slipper in Color

I posted this in black and white,
but it is so pretty in color, I am posting it again.
I hope you like it as much as I do!


25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Ooh, thank you for posting this! As lovely as it was in black and white, it is lovelier in color. A darling little wild orchid.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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todayithink said...

I love how it seems to be showing off a bit. So bright against the gray.

stardust said...

I understand why you wanted to post this again in colors. I love the color tone of this.

Lucy Corrander said...

Pretty in itself - but it's the patterns on the wall which catch my eye.

Lucy

VioletSky said...

this is a darling little thing! and such a vibrant colour.

Leovi said...

A beautiful combining of colors in this beautiful color.

Ebie said...

Nice contrast of colors in this shot!

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ester said...

Pretty and graceful!

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Carletta said...

That is so pretty and it has the perfect name. I want to imagine little people and fairies running around underneath. :)
I'm pretty sure I've never seen one of these.
LOVELY!

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SquirrelQueen said...

As much as I love monochrome this little flower is stunning in color.

Luna Miranda said...

very pretty! i love the textures in this photo.

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Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

I love the color, it is a gorgeous flower.

Real Lady said...

Lovely snap. Love the background, it made the flower more beautiful. :)

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous bloom!

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Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful color here!

jo©o said...

The flower is pretty, but I am intrigued by the pattern onthe grey background.
Is that incidental or contrived?

Kim, USA said...

This looks like an orchid. Is this some kind of a wild flower? This is gorgeous!

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awarewriter said...

Bite my tongue and smack my face Dimple, but the color version is way better than the B&W. I like this image. It has a lot going for it without being cluttered.

Genie said...

This is an awesome macro shot of the fairy slipper. You can really see its daintiness and beauty in your capture. Lovely photography. What looks to be stone in the background seems to have pictures drawn on it...very interesting whatever it is. Nicely composed.

Annelie said...

Gorgeous macro!

FjÀllripan said...

Very beautiful photo, love the grey background against the lovely lila flower.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

What a lovely colored blossom. Happy Macro Monday!

Jan n Jer said...

Great shot n editing...love it!

Anvilcloud said...

Just catching up on the last 5 posts. I will declare that this is my fave pic of the lot.