The Versatile Blogger Award


Few days ago my new online friend, pinay e-motion, has left me a comment on my post here says:

Hi Inge,

Hi, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I think your post is great. You have impressed me not only in your ability to discuss different interesting topics in your blogs, but have also captivated me in your ability to capture different great images through your genius manipulation of the lens. I hope you’ll consider accepting it and the acceptance rule: Versatile Blogger Award.

Have a nice day!

Oh wow! She’s really surprising me since we’ve just met online less than a month until now. We had a little chat when we met first time and apparently she could speak Indonesian, my mother language, though she’s from Philippine! How nice is that?! So we ended up ‘speaking’ (or I should say writing) in Indonesian and her writing is very good!

Now she’s nominated me for The Versatile Blogger Award (VBA) with other 14 bloggers here. What an honour! Thank you very much for the nomination, pinay e-motion!

My Yellow Rose Flower

Now it is my turn to nominate 15 bloggers as a part of the rule. I would like to nominate those who have given me lots of inspiration for what they have been doing in their works and for having shared their great experience in their life. Also this nomination would go to those who have supported and encouraged me so I’ve been enjoying so much blogging here.

Here they are:

  1. Marks Armstrong Illustration
  2. Katie’s camera blog
  3. Bucket List Publications | Indulge – Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences
  4. Life Just Is
  5. Münchow’s Creative Photo Blog
  6. Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  7. Suzi Smart Photography
  8. life as i see it
  9. ASWAD ALWEE
  10. Cardinal Guzman
  11. Campanulla Della Anna
  12. mywordwall
  13. Flickr Comments by FrizzText
  14. Katiepede’s Blog
  15. FrugalFeeding

I would like to thank you in advance for giving time to visit and have a look their blogs.

Finally here seven things about myself:

  1. I love simplicity
  2. I have an interest in learning philosophy
  3. I have passions in photography, baking and cooking, and like to listen to the music
  4. I love nature and doing outdoor activities
  5. I like to meet new people
  6. I am an outgoing person
  7. I like people who have sense of humour since I am quite a humorous person as well

My African Violet

I dedicated this post for all my followers as well as I’ve reached a hundred followers until now. Many thanks to all of you!

I hope that my nominee-bloggers would like to pass this award to other bloggers and follow the VBA rules as follows:

  1. You must give credit to the person that has nominated you and create a link to their blog in your post.

  2. You must create a list of 15 blogs that you enjoy most and link to those as well. Then you must go and tell them you have nominated them. That means if you do not have 15, you cannot do this step. If you do not complete this step, then you cannot claim this award.

  3. Finally, you must create a list of seven things about yourself.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

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The morning has just broken and below is my entry for new theme of Weekly Photo Challenge: Today.

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Today*

My Weekly Photo Challenge: Today

 

I just took these pictures this morning and they are my first pictures that I’ve ever taken at dawn.

 

Have a good week ahead, folks! 🙂

 

A-Z Challenge: The-W-Photo-Archive

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Last week I read FrizzText‘s post of A-Z-archive-V-Challenge. I wanted to join in but just didn’t get much time to prepare myself. But this week I would love to take part in the-W-photo-archive.

So here my first entry for A-Z-archive challenge with the-W-photo-archive in theme:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

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This week the new theme of Weekly Photo Challenge is Blue.

I like the blue colour of the nature. So this time my entry for the blue theme is about the blue colour in nature and its gradation.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Glory-of-the-snow flower

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Mountain Pansy Flower

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Blue Pansy Flowers

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Bluebell Flowers (Hyacinth)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Blue water and blue sky at night in West Kirby

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Dark Blue

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Blue Sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Blue water and blue sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

The moon and gradation blue at sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

The very light blue color of the sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Blue sky with cloud during the sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Sunset in the blue sky

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

The moon and the blue sky at dawn

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

The reflections of the blue sky in the windows

Forget-me-not, Remember-me-yes!

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Forget-me-not. What a name! And who will forget these tiny and cute flowers? I won’t! Forget-me-not, Remember-me-yes!

Yesterday I went to a country park and saw these cute tiny blue flowers. I had to use my magnifying glass to shot them in macro. Otherwise I wouldn’t get any good photographs due to the technical ability of my Kodak Easy Share C713.

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Macrophotography by Using A Magnifying Glass

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Few weeks ago one friend of mine at Kampretklik group suggested me to use a magnifying glass in order to produce macro images as one of his friend does it. The reason why he suggested me to use it instead of 50 mm lens, which I cannot afford it at the moment, is because I am keen to take pictures of small objects such as insects or something like that. It is pretty obvious that I cannot produce macro images with my Kodak Easy Share C713 for the objects that its dimension is about one cm or less.

So currently I am experimenting and still practicing to shoot macro images by combining my camera with my 60 mm and 5x of magnifying glass.

Here some of my results:

My macro using magnifying glass

Lotus corniculatus or Bird’s-foot-trefoil

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee, the fly, and garden grape-hyacinth flower (Muscari armeniacum)

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My macro using magnifying glass

The bee and the flower that been torn by.

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My macro using magnifying glass

The fly on the grass.

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My macro using magnifying glass

A pair of ladybirds or ladybugs or 'kumbang koksi/kepik' in Indonesian.