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.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Grass Flower

The grass loves the weather we've been having: cool and wet.
Where I haven't mowed it, it is flowering.
I was pleased and amazed when I saw this shot;
The flower was in focus! 
I could see anthers, with yellow pollen, and pistils. 
At least I think the white tendrils are pistils...
So, of course, I had to post it!

35 comments:

Nancy said...

Amazing shot. Who knew grass could be so pretty? :)

Anvilcloud said...

Getting the focus right can be very problematic -- said he, who just tried to take pictures of an active bee.

Tina said...

Thanks for your lovely comment. You can also join my memories with photos from your children. Aren´t that not also memories? Yes they are. I will be glad to see you again. LG Tina

~Cheryl said...

Wow. This is beautiful! Thank you for reminding me to always take a closer look.

Heather T. said...

You know much more than I do about it, I've never heard of pistils :) Nice shot.

Karen said...

Perfect focus Dimple, and great DOF! Well done.

awarewriter said...

Lovely shot Dimple. It has a Zen quality of simplicity and peace. The colors seem just right to me. Amazing what you can do with simple equipment.

Linda Makiej said...

what simply beautiful detail here!! Lovely!

Jane said...

Grass is really difficult to photograph - it has been driving me crazy!

Great shot!

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiul detail in your special image!

EG Wow said...

Great macro, Dimple!

jo©o said...

We tend to overlook the flowering of grasses.
Unless one has hayfever I suppose :-)
Good to see it so close-up for a change.

Jan n Jer said...

Never knew grass could flower. Great shot!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photo. A sight seldom captured by the naked and unseeing eye.
— K

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

urban muser said...

beautiful shot!

Flora said...

Never thought of it ...that the grass was flowering...cool to see the picture that close!

bailey-road.com said...

This is a really beautiful shot!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Fabulous bokeh. Great shot!

r. said...

What a gracious, delicate flower on a green background!!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I too love the detailed look of your photo....very professional looking.


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Buttons said...

This is a fantastic shot no you could never pass that up. B

Duta said...

Hi Dimple,

I had trouble with sending you comments. I managed to send you the one with the initial r.

You should add to the optons of your profile selection Name/Url , in case it's not possible to use Google account as it is now with some blogs.
Duta

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot!

Bella Skye said...

Pretty!

Kim, USA said...

Very pretty macro shot!

Yellow Tulips

Macro Monday

stardust said...

Nice Capture, Dimple! Every flower has its own beauty, and grass whose name is unknown, too.
I've been unable to post a comment with my Google Account to some people including you, so I'll do with URL and name.

becky said...

Hmmmmm, I haven't been this close to flora in weeks! Busy with activities...gotta get back outdoors to the fields and grasslands...

forgetmenot said...

Who would ever have thought we'd be taking pictures of "grass"!! But it just goes to show "anything" can be artistic and beautiful. Nice shot. Mickie :)

JM said...

Lovely image, great composition!

Francisca said...

It's a lovely macro, Dimple... and I can relate to being pleasantly surprised when a shot turns out particularly beautiful.

KaHolly said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous photo!! You should stand up and take a bow. I thank you for your supportive comment on my Cape Breton blog. I hope to return to blogging soon! ~karen

Paulie said...

Great macro!

I am just taking a break from blogging because I have several projects to complete before the end of the month. One day , again!

Ms. Becky said...

the simplicity is beautiful.

Maggie May said...

Its a lovely looking grass.
The very humblest of plants can make a really lovely photo.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

NitWit1 said...

Very nice shot. I posted some grasses last year. I noticed grass burrs are already sprouting their thorny little heads, too.