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Friday, May 15, 2009

Photohunt: Painted

The photohunt theme is painted. I used to have a variety of dianthus called painted dianthus which was lost years ago during a drought. I had this variety for 5 or 6 years with it coming back from the roots each year. Below is a shot I took in 1999 with my first digital camera so the quality isn't very good.I think my macro shots of the morning glory almost look like they were painted.
My neighbor's iris below looks like it was painted to me. I guess the morning glory and iris are a stretch for the theme but I do tend to think of flowers as having been painted by an invisible artist.
For more photohunters, please visit the home of the hunt on Saturday. I am posting early as usual.

59 comments:

EastCoastLife said...

The lovely colours of Spring makes the world looks like a painting. :)

the donG said...

wow! the first two photos looks like a painting. the colors looks abstract in the second photo.

Liz said...

Definitely they were, carver. The second one is absolutely stunning.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

The macro shot does look as though it was painted. Lovely :)

Juliana RW said...

Beautiful macro shot, Carver

My entry this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by as well. Thanks

keeyit said...

Colorful flowers make a good painting~

Life Ramblings said...

the lovely pictures look like a painting indeed.

Expat Traveler said...

How beautiful!!!! I am thinking about going to hunt flowers this weekend too. I miss that and have time for once! :)

Daryl said...

Works for me!

those are glorious macros, Carver.

Mar said...

Glorious take on the theme, Carver, love your shots.
My PH is posted

Yen said...

Lovely springy flowers,Carver! Happy PH:)

Sue said...

Beautiful! I love the macro shot!

Ayie said...

Pretty colors and flowers. It really looks like a painting!

Fishman said...

Great pics! The colours on the flowers do looked painted on.

Vita Stunder said...

The second one is stunning Carver!
It looks like a glorious painting.

Mine is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

Photo Cache said...

Now that dianthus is really nice. Thanks for the name.

Randi said...

I agree ... I also think of flowers as having been painted by an invisible artist. And your lovely photos proves that.

jmb said...

Nature's paintings indeed. Wonderful photos, especially the macro.

Have a great weekend Carver.

juliana said...

these flowers are positively radiant! wonderful

Annie said...

These are such beautiful shots; I love them all. The second one is magical, for sure. I agree that Mother Nature is the best artist!

Hope you have a great weekend.

CRIZ LAI said...

I love the morning glory shot. It's so nicely "painted". :P

P/s: You should have a beautiful garden there. :)

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

jams o donnell said...

What beautiful colours. I love the way that morning glories seem to have a sun at their heart. Gerat shots! Happy weekend

Pat said...

Wow - beautiful!!!

Happy Weekend.

Dee said...

Hey, Carver, I wouldn't call that a "stretch", I'd call that "artistic license" and I believe that those Photohunter themes you do probably have a great amount of license. I loved the shots of the morning glory glowing and the iris, my favorite flower! It does look painted.

Leslie said...

Fabulous photos for this week! :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-painted-scenes-from-gold.html

ancient one said...

Beautiful shots of GOD's paintings... perfect for the theme!! I love irises!

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

Know what you mean about mother nature often seeming to be the world's greatest artist. :)

candi said...

Ilove your photos! And great takes on the painted theme. I agree, your capture of the morning glory looks painted.

Bengbeng said...

Carver, i adore the second shot!

Angela said...

I love the morning glory, it's glowing! My daughter was supposed to plant some for my for Mother's day, but the seeds are still sitting on my counter (Dad's job). Happy hunting!

Willa said...

I like the last flower. It's very beautiful!! almost look like a painting! :)

byrningbunny said...

Beautiful colors. I love the morning glory.

Cindy OFarrell said...

Aloha Carver,
Wow..beautiful shots indeed!

http://upcountrysmiles.com
Cindy O

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like your creative thinking here, Carver. ;-)

julie said...

Lovely colors, why settle for something painted when you can have these in their natural color? :)

NitWit1 said...

Your macro shots do resemble painted flowers.

http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

claudie said...

Fabulous colors, Carver! Nature offers marvelous treasores and you know so well capture the luminosity of those flowers!

luna miranda said...

lovely colors...yes, definitely, a master artist painted these flowers.

prinsesamusang said...

wow i think the sight of those flowers brought me joy. you were right about the second one - definitely pain-like, and beautiful!

Sandy said...

Awesome shots...I truly love flowers.
Mine's up, too
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

JC said...

Gorgeous choices... natural paintings are almost always superior ;-)

Aileni said...

Painted or not, they are worth looking at.

Lynn said...

Oh I love the first picture, all red on a green backdrop.

Anya said...

Wow !!
Beautiful colors!!
Amazing shots, my compliments :)
(@^.^@)

Melli said...

Painted by the hand of God! Beautiful shots -- I especially LOVE that morning glory!

Sherry said...

Those are beautiful shots. They're definitely painted - by God.

marta said...

Beautiful flowers. They do look painted. Excellent job on all.

RJ Flamingo said...

I think they're wonderful, Carver! I agree that many flowers absolutely look like they were painted with an invisible hand. :-)

My Painted entry is up, too. Hope you'll stop by!

stan said...

Nature is always the best artist, isn't it? :)

srp said...

Nature is the most magnificent artist... we humans are mere copiers. Mine is up here.

girasoli said...

Painted flowers. How creative! I love your take. I have never seen painted dianthus before. Too bad you lost them. They are beautiful.

PowersTwinB said...

The hand of the Lord painted those flowers, so I think your photos are majestic! Love the Iris! come on over for a visit soon

rdl said...

Nicely done!

Snow said...

I love the first pic. Can be a very nice wallpaper for my laptop. ^_^

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Mirage said...

OH I love your natural paintings! simly beautiful!

SabineM said...

I love your take on the theme! LOVEly photos!

Marites said...

the photos look more like painting than photos. the 2nd one looks quite stunningly intriguing.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are absolutely beautiful flowers. Nature paints them so well.