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by Dhamaka

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26th Dec 2007, 12:17   | tags:,,,

I really like the reflection in the second to last shot :)

26th Dec 2007, 12:30

Dhamaka says:

thank you.
when I take shots of reflections in puddles I always think of Caine

26th Dec 2007, 12:33

nige says:

3 i like.

26th Dec 2007, 13:16

Dhamaka says:

thank you Nige and Boet

26th Dec 2007, 14:29

WhoseShoes says:

top shot and second from last for me :-)

26th Dec 2007, 15:37

Caine says:

1st shot! Monkey Puzzles! From a Sycamore tree, right? I learned to climb on Sycamore trees when I was a sproglet. Lived on Sycamore St. :D I love the DOF in that shot.

Of course I love the puddle reflection shots! They are gorgeous and so icy.

Love the 6th and 8th shots too, such fabulous colours. Seriously colour starved here.

26th Dec 2007, 20:06

evilmik269 says:

top shot hiight worthy!!! Happy Boxing Day

26th Dec 2007, 20:54

looker says:

looks like it was a beautiful day for a walk. Awesome shots, like caine I love the reflecting puddles.

27th Dec 2007, 02:20

winespy says:

i know i've probably said similar before, but i love how you see beauty in the simplest things, as demostrated with all you photos


27th Dec 2007, 08:56

paintist says:

tree puddle is gorgeous.....what a nice lens :-)

27th Dec 2007, 10:39

FilbertFox says:

how nice. I took my new camera for a walk yesterday, but alas t'was dull and uninspiring

27th Dec 2007, 14:15

Dhamaka says:

SLG - Thank you!

Caine - absolutely! and thank you :)

MinkEvil - thank you and I hope you had a great Second Christmas Day too

Thank you DefNull

Looker - Thank you. I got the best sun of the day

winespy - one of the things I've always loved about moblog is that I can share w'hat I see

paintist - it is, but I'm learning it too slowly :(

sorry to hear that FFox

27th Dec 2007, 17:45

chocolate says:

wonderful shots there ma'am.

i love taking the lense for a walk, it might not be as emotionally satisfying as taking the dog for a walk, but the results are often very, very nice :)

28th Dec 2007, 16:41

Dhamaka says:

Thank you

I don't have a dog and the cats take themselves. However I can see that taking the lens for a walk might be a regular thing. Especially when I learn better how to use it :)

28th Dec 2007, 17:03