Monday, September 22, 2008

Ruby Tuesday: Little Bits of Red

Maryt/The Teach over at Work of the Poet has something called Ruby Tuesday which featuring all things red.

This week she requested that we post things with just a little red, so I went with a bunch of odd, not particularly good pictures from nature. I do kind of like the one with the cardinal. I think I figured out why some of the pictures come out fuzzy and some come out sharp. I'm probably the only person who cares about this, but it's my blog so I'll tell you anyway. My theory is that since all my photos are taken through the glass of my window or back door, when the light isn't good, the pictures are blurrier. When the sun is really bright, they come out more clear. I think.



I debated with myself as to whether the center of these flowers is red or reddish, but there's spot in this picture that really is red... I have no idea why there's red on the stone, but it seems to be there. Another mystery I'll probably never get an answer to.



This may really be brown but it looks red to me so...







HAPPY RUBY TUESDAY!

45 comments:

dot said...

Nice series of pictures with just a touch of red in each one. Love the cardinal in the last one!

napaboaniya said...

Nice array of little reds in the picutures Raven :)
Happy Ruby Tuesday!!

p/s: The double pane glass could have saved your lens censor :)

Paz said...

Beautiful touches of red! Happy RT!

Paz

ellen b said...

Hi Raven! you found some great splashes of red around your place. I love the bird. I don't know when I last saw a red bird...

Carletta said...

I love the first leaf in the grass and the cardinal is wonderful! Those are my favorites.

You're right about the glass - I found that to be true when I do my through the window ones for Thursdays. Bright sunshine and it doesn't look like glass much at all.

ilanadavita said...

Nice series; happy RT.

BABYLONEZOO said...

joyeux Ruby Tuesday

magiceye said...

cool set of 'spot the red pics'!

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Good Ruby Tuesday collection, Raven. You succeeded in finding quite a few things with "just a little red."

Gattina said...

They are all very nice ! just a little red !

ettey said...

fab photos Raven! happy Tuesday ^_~.

Felisol said...

Dear Raven,
What a neat job you have done shooting all those pictures with a splash of red!
Seems like they are taken just this week from the sight of the fading summer-green.
Impressive that you are able to find such elaborate motives from behind a window.
I'm so terribly shortsighted, must always have my nose almost in the motive. That's why a seagull is the only bird I've caught with my cellphonecam.
I guess you can be "relatively" happy because of the way you exploit every positive opportunity of life.
I always enjoy scrolling down when visiting your blog.
You sure are a lady with a broad horizon.
From Felisol

EastCoastLife said...

What a great collection with a spot of red in each of the photos!

Robin said...

I like the ones of the turning leaves, even if they are reminding us that summer is rapidly ending.

Becky and Gary said...

Wow, you really went out of your way. Great catches. I would have never spotted the red on that stone. Sharp eye!

Leora said...

I love all your subtle red choices. I usually do my Ruby Tuesday post early in the morning, and I've usually thought about it for a week, so by the time I read her "little bit" my tomatoes where already up. Maybe in a month.

Love the berries, the bird, the leaf, the flower centers.

Babs (Beetle) said...

A nice set of photos but mt favourites are the leaf and the red bird! I've never seen a red bird!

Mar said...

You always have pretty collections, love the grand red finale! lovely cardinal!!

mark's tails said...

Great series of photos all with a touch of red. Excellent!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'd say you "done good" finding little bits of red. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Ivanhoe said...

Nice autumn series, Raven. My fave is the cardinal. I see them around here, too, but before I get the camera ready, they're gone :o)

Linda said...

Beautiful touches of red!

Norm said...

beautiful fall series of pictures! love the last one..the bird is cute..

Jim said...

Hi 'Raven,' you do sooooo good through the windows. If you ever start just a picture blog perhaps you could call it Thru my Window! :-)
Please go to my other blog
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/
for my Ruby (Red) Tuesday, today with just a little red. I just about always put RRtU over there.
..
Thanks for finding my Wordless Wednesday post on Tuesday and Wednesday on the Little Photo Blog.
And thank you for your nice comment there.
..

Gwyn said...

Greetings from Juneau (Alaska) Daily Photo!
Nice job, Raven. It's hard to pick, but I think the red berries are my favorite. Have a great day!:)

Mojo said...

You really did find some hard to spot ones didn't you? I missed the part about a "little bit" of red this week... obviously.

Love the cardinal... that's the state bird here.

~Just Me~ said...

These are great. I did some like this last week to. This is the best time of year to find the 'lil red' shots.

Desert Songbird said...

The red leaf in the first photo and the cardinal one are my favorites. I love seeing bits of red in nature.

The Ice Box – Ruby Tuesday

Denise BC said...

Hi, Raven
his red was good enough for us to play tuesday, good contribution. I thank you for sharing
hugs, Denise

April said...

Beautiful spots of red - I love them all! Maybe the red on the stone is iron. Happy Ruby Tuesday to you as well.

Maddy said...

I love your touches of red. I think we're still quite a way from Fall around here though.
Cheers

Terry said...

Dear Raven...Thank you so much for visiting me and telling me that you will be praying for Betty. I will have to make that ruby frame a little darker, eh? Because you are in there!

I love all of these pictures. They remind me of the yard of the house where I used to look after an elderly lady. She had all kinds of wild flowers and the cardinals she used to get were so many. I used to fill the bird feeder as full as I could to attract them, I never did get such a good picture that you have here!!!...Terry

storyteller said...

As always, you’ve come up with a sensational series of photos. My favs are the first and the last!
Hugs and blessings,

Grandma Faith said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog and leaving your sweeet comment. I enjoyed your pictures. You photographed your "red finds" very well. The red bird shot gets an A+ from me. Take care.

Jientje said...

wow, great shots raven, you captured that really well!

me ann my camera said...

I like your little bits of red. It must have been fun searching for them.
ann

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good evening Raven, Your pictures come out very good through the window.... I love the "red cardinal" the best...he looks like a fat little bird from eating all of the berries..thanks for sharing and visiting my place today...

The Mumma said...

Shooting through glass definitely messes with the focus of a photo, especially if you are using auto-focus. The camera "sees" the glass before it "sees" the object on the other side, so focuses on that instead.

Star8278 said...

great touches of red! can't wait for the colors to change around here...

the teach said...

Katherine, you saved the wonderful RED cardinal for last! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Rambling Woods said...

Great selection and I do see red in that one photo..Great eye for the details.. Happy RT

MyMaracas said...

It's always fun to spot the first reds of fall, isn't it? Nice set of photos.

Ralph said...

I love the cardinals. We have a forsythia and during the winter, I see them just sitting on the leafless shrub, male and female. With snow on the ground, it is a great sight!

Piece of Mine said...

nice photos, Raven. thanks for checking out on my Ruby Tuesday entry, by the way.

Minkydo said...

Great series for RT. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a tad late in visiting back…sorry.