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Northern Spotted Owl
By: Michael Nichols

It’s times like these that I wish to god I had a better camera.  If this had been my shot you would never know what it was I had tried to take a picture of!  It would just be a grey blur in a blur of brown and green, as I’m sure I’d be moving too much to actually get a clear shot of even the background.  😛


This is a photo of a Northern Spotted Owl in the great Redwood Forests.  In this particular case the far better photography than I, would me Michael Nichols, who works for National Geographic.  One trick to a shot like this… bait the owl to come that close.  Second trick to a shot like this…  make sure Michael is the one behind the camera, not me.  😉

Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers

This is a lady bug (duh, right) taken by Leon Baas.  Now I’ve seen some stunning macro photos before but Leon has some of the best I have ever seen.  I can’t get over how colourful and whimsical his work is.  Take this picture for instance, it may be obvious it’s a ladybug, but the whole thing just gives it a magical, otherworldly feeling.  There’s a sense that this could be something out of a fantasy story, or even sci-fi.  I just can’t get over the pull this one has for me.


What do you think of it?

Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers

Bamboo Forest

“Gateway Of Light”
Hana Highway, Maui, Hawaii
By: Kevin McNeal

I am thankful that I now live in Queensland, Australia.  True that bamboo can be found in the US, but I had never ventured far enough to see it.  Now I am surrounded by it.  All kinds of it.  I can just see this at the entrance to some secret garden on my property.  Though it can take bamboo a number of years to actually grow this large, but I can wait.


This particular shot was taken in Hawaii, by Kevin McNeal.

Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers

Photograph by Sandra Rugina

Photograph by
Sandra Rugina

Oh man I would so love to have this in my backyard pool!  Of course I’d have to have the pool first.  😉  But this would be an amazing addition if you could recreate it for your own property!  It probably doesn’t help that my star sign is Aquarius (although Aquarius is an air sign not a water sign *shrugs*).


This is the Bigar Falls in Caraș-Severin, Romania.  The falls are in the forests of the Anina Mountains, and are fed by an underground water spring.  The fall empty out into the Minis River.


I bet this is a wonderfully relaxing place to be.  I love the striking green of the moss.  It looks so soft and inviting.  *sighs*


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Daily Dabbles: Eye Popper


This picture was taken by Arthur Morris and is absolutely stunning!  I’m not normally one for the colour white, but this just strikes me every time I see it.  I think the stark contrast of the green is what really makes this picture.  These are a pair of gannets who were building their nest.  The male is passing material to the female.  It’s so simplistic, yet so moving too.  I may have to put this up as my desktop wallpaper for a while.  😉

Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers

The FountainBy: Andrea Andrade

The Fountain
By: Andrea Andrade


Believe it or not, this is not a real place.  It’s a work of art done by Andrea Andrade.  She lives in Brazil and is a digital artist and photo manipulater.  The work she does it just beautiful I think.  It may not be real, but I sure wish it was.  It reminds me of something you would see in an untouched part of the world.  Or perhaps a spot in the garden of Eden.  The picture just craves to have you drawn into it.  This might even been the swimming hole for the Swiss Family Robinson.  😀

Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers


Waterfall Island, Alto Parana, Paraguay
by Andrew Murray

Who among you have seen the movie “Avatar“?  Well if you like a lot of people, and I do mean a lot, then you’ve seen it.  If you have that probably means you also remember the scene with the “floating mountains”.  Would you believe they are real?  Well, “real” in once sense, in the optical illusion type of sense.


This is the Waterfall Island in Paraguay.  Beautiful, isn’t it?  If you look at it, it does give the appearance like it’s floating in the air.  I bet this is absolutely stunning in real life!  I should put it on my “Things To See Before I Die” list. 

Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers

By Sarah Chisholm

“Jewels Ashore” By: Sarah Chisholm


This picture is a must see at a larger view.  It’s the Lake Huron shoreline.  It has a unique collection of very colourful and beautiful assortment of pebbles and rocks.  I’ve sometimes heard these beaches referred to as “Jeweled Beaches”, as the sight does give the impression of scattered gems.


Ironically, considering I lived in Michigan for 30 years, I haven’t seen these beaches.  But the works of Sarah Chisholm have really captured the eye popping beauty I think.  Of course this only makes me want to go back to the USA/Canada for a visit and see them for myself!

Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers

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Daily Dabbles: Eye Poppers

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