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

Here in northern Idaho two varieties of wild orchid may be found.
This one is a Fairy Slipper.
The whole plant is about 4 inches tall, so they are easy to miss.
I was pleased to find several of them growing near the route of my favorite walk last week,
And even more pleased that I was able to make a good capture!
The flower is a lovely orchid purple, but I also like it in black and white.

10 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

A beautiful B&W, Dimple, but I'd love to have seen it in color.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Karen said...

A beautiful subtlety in this shot. I like it in colour too.

LauraX said...

we have a similar ladies slipper that is native here in NH...also hard to find...Beautiful photo my friend!

Harry Snowden said...

Love the background...a fallen tree?
It produces a lovely contrast of textures

awarewriter said...

Nice tones and textures Dimple. I think the flower was upstaged by the neat background forms and textures.

REJEN said...

Wonderful shot...;-D

REJEN said...

Wonderful shot...;-D

Dragonstar said...

The bark on that wood makes really attractive patterns - a great background. I went over to see the colour version, and WOW! What a beautiful flower!

VioletSky said...

I am drawn to the swirls in the background. I think it is a perfect complement to the orchid.

Genie said...

We are always searching for these type little orchids when we are out hiking. Sometimes we are lucky, but most of the time we miss them. This shot is great. It really shows the viewer what the bloom looks like. The macro really helped. Love it.