Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Almost Perfect

The theme this week by Christine is "Almost Perfect". Mac, Kathy, Craver, Lew, Christine and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. We now post anytime before 4 PM EDT on Wednesdays and voting begins after that. Christine gave us a challenge to show a photo that was almost perfect except there was a problem with what was shown,

Well the circle of life was shown in this photo. I always thought it would have been perfect if the garter snake hadn't squeezed the guts out of the toad.
This was a cool photo except for the dead flowers.
What is this I'm seeing through the garden  fence. Certainly a fun shot through the fence.
Here it is again through the trees. I wish the face came out better.
Why did the camera focus on the branches. I wanted to focus on the fawn. It was almost perfect.
See what the others show on my side bar.


imac said...

Nature at its near best, but I reckon they are perfick Christine

Craver Vii said...

Well, that header got an out-loud guffaw from me, Tom! Such imperfections can actually be better than the ideal or intended shot. This photo won't make it to the cover of a greeting card, but I think it's fantastic!

Christine said...

That. Is. Gross. I love it! Also, I've gotten so many shots like the deer! Sometimes the camera's auto-focus feature is exasperating!

Lew said...

Auto focus has a mind of its own! And nature is not always a perfect picture.

Jackie said...

I never never understood why fence wire and tree branches are the clearest things in some of my photos either!
Love the attempts at getting the cute fox and the lovely fawn. (I will always blame auto focus. Always!)
Big smiles to you,

katney said...

What's a little blood and guts among friends?

When my mission group in India went to the Snake Park as one of our end of session outings, it was feeding day for the pythons. I have a half an hour or more on my video of oooooo, ewyooooo, icky, oh no! as the snakes devoured their chicken dinner--whole.

As for the focus, sometimes, if we think of it and there is something in the right distance, we can focus at the right distance, hold the shutter button halfway, and then frame the shot. Then again, sometimes we can't and it is probably something you already know.

Sandi McBride said...

I was cringing since I have a fondness for both the garter snake and the frog...I was upset at the fate of the frog...but loved the fox so it more than made up for the gore...

Linda Gross said...

And I thought I was going to gag when I saw what was in my snow! Perfect timing for that header picture.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

These are fabulous! Yes, the guts aren't pretty, but it is life. Not unlike my gradually deteriorated deer carcass!
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