Originally I was going to go with pictures all like this one:

But you can only take so many “Tree” shots before you begin to REALLY feel small(er).  So then I thought daisy’s – and pictured laying under the daisy’s snapping away happily…except it rained.  All week.  And laying in the mud wasnt something I REALLY wanted to do.  So this was all that idea got:

These were too pretty not to get down on their level with…but the dog was anxious to go for her walk and didnt seem to sympathize with me.  So they didnt turn out like I had hoped:

I have only words of disgust for this one.  I didnt like the reflection in the berry – even though I wasnt using the flash, it still looked like I was:

And then I saw these clovers and thought it would be a great picture to get as low as I could and get the underside of them.  Except Nik didnt fancy laying in the mud and refused to take a picture…this was his take on it:

After a dozen or so of shots like that, and a few more words that were exchanged between the camera and I, I got down on my knees in the mud and pouring rain and gave it my best shot.  Im sure the neighbors all were wondering just WHAT I was doing kneeling in the mud upside down hugging the dog (because what else would she think I was doing except to hug her) and came up with this:

…and then stood up, thankful for my legs that keep me above ground level.  Most times, atleast.

8 thoughts on “You Capture: The view from down here

  1. melissa says:

    beautiful flower shots! and I love the tree shot, too!

  2. lisa-marie says:

    You got some great shots there! I particularly like the second one with the daisy!

  3. Teresa says:

    I had to chuckle at the trials you suffered in the quest of the perfect picture. I laugh because I was also down on the ground. I love that last shot, but I also think the first one is quite impressive.

  4. Samantha says:

    I love the last shot! It was well worth the mud and potential wondering from neighbors. 🙂

  5. Stillmary says:

    You worked so hard for that last shot but it was certainly worth it. When I saw your little icon on the participant’s list, it looked like a peony at first. Then I looked closer and knew you’d captured a very tiny, beautiful little flower and you did it beautifully! Wow!

  6. Tonya says:

    I love the last one too. Totally worth the mud in my opinion. Nice job.

  7. Great shots! The clover one was well worth it the effort. It’s beautiful!
    My dog also thinks I’m nuts when I’m out photographing stuff on the ground. And she doesn’t always play along so well. But that’s all part of the fun that makes these challenges, right? lol

  8. Capn Manda says:

    Wow!! I LOVE these!!! My fav might be the clover, but the daisy is really cool too…nice tree shot, I’d have to say 3rd place for that one, tho….I do like that unique perspective, look forward to seeing more of those in the future!

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