The camera never lies… Or does it !?!?…

Karma’s Scavenger Hunt – June

I unfortunately really never had time to get any shots for this months Karma’s scavenger hunt, apart from one purple flower thingy wotsit, so I’ve pretty much had to trawl through my archives… But in an attempt to compensate for my lack of time and effort, I’ve included a couple of shots for most of the required themes…

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The themes were…

A Colourful Bird
And as I wasn’t allowed to post a “proper” Ladybird.. lol… Well… I had to just plump for a few old pics of some colourful birds…

A Grad (of any sort)
So we have Peppa Pigs Class of 2010… and they DID all graduate… Honest… ;)
We also have me graduating in the basics of simple science, thanks to the teachings of Aswirly, and YES, I DID graduate… Honest… ;)

A Dad (of any sort)
Well I was going to plump for an old fave Swan shot of mine, but I’m thinking that it’s likely a Mother and baby, and as I’m not sure how to (or brave enough to) determine the sex of Swans… well… I went with an old clone shot of Me(s) and my Daughter(s) and Cat(s)…

Something Purple
Well this is the one shot I actually did manage to take for this month… and it’s one of those flowery type things… The PointyPurplePettalus… I think..
Oh, and one of my favourite “purple’y BLUE” shots, of The Lloyds “inside out” Building in London

A Butterfly
Well this was “nearly” a shot from this month, but it was from a trip last month to a wildlife centre with a tropical butterfly house, and unbeknown to my youngest daughter, one of the largest of the BF’s in the house landed on her hat… and sat there for some time, happy to just ride around, much to the amusement of everyone except my daughter (who couldn’t see it)… Oh, and a couple of other butterfly shots for good measure..

A Funny Face
Well, you can’t beat a cow at close quarters for a funny face methinks… especially as close as this shot was… This is a pretty old shot, and using the wide-angle lens I was, I had NO idea exactly how close said cow was… That was until the tongue came out and covered my lens in cow spit… Which was nice… lol.. And as a special bonus, there’s the shot a friend took of me capturing the cow spit shot…

A Cow
Well if the first two cow shots don’t count, then there’s an additional one of some cows on a rather moody day in the Lake District… This one was captured without having to endure additional cow spit, but if you look at the sky, you might be able to figure I got pretty wet shortly after taking this shot…

34 responses

  1. Great job! All of these shots are amazing! Loved the colorful bird #1! Thanks.

    June 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm

  2. As always, I love your take on the shots – and I love the sense of humor you put into your writing. Your lens must have needed some serious cleaning after a dousing in cow spit! I do love the close-up of the cow; they are great funny faces. Your photoshop work in the grad and dad shots is really fun and I just love the butterfly on your daughter’s hat! I hope you’ll have the chance to look around at all the submissions as they come in; I’ll be doing a wrap-up in a day or two. Thanks for playing!

    June 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    • Thanks Karen… and trust me, cow spit is NOT easy to clean off a lens, especially when you only have a t-shirt to hand… and especially especially not when you’re wearing said t-shirt too… lol… Gotta love cows though… :)

      June 27, 2011 at 7:15 pm

  3. Highly entertaining as always B! Me likes the purple wotsits AND that you finally admitted that the alien spaceship IS purple ;)

    Cute grad shots as well!!

    June 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    • No no no no NO !!!… I think you’ll find I have absolved any admission of it being anywhere near purple with the addition of “blue” in capital letters to the description… :P

      June 27, 2011 at 7:18 pm

  4. Kieran Hamilton

    These pics are great! I really love the cloned dads shot, very impressive work. The shot of the cow is pretty funny too!

    June 26, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    • Thanks so much Kieren… That Dad shot is pretty old, and I’m thinking maybe it’s about time I did a remake…

      June 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

      • Kieran Hamilton

        I would love to see a remake!

        June 28, 2011 at 11:15 am

  5. You always have the greatest – and most unusual – ideas! LOVE your shots. Grad #2 and Collection of Dads are my favorites… and the pre cow lick :-)

    June 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    • Thanks muchly Michaela… Glad you enjoyed them… :)

      June 27, 2011 at 7:19 pm

  6. I love this collection! I really like the cow shots, especially the one of you with the affectionate cow. All of the photos are beautiful.

    June 26, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    • The cows were great, and being so inquisitive sure makes them “interesting” to photograph… lol… Thanks so much Samantha.. :)

      June 27, 2011 at 7:20 pm

  7. Awsome job, Bri! Creastive, humorous and wonderful compositions. AND a mini!! How cool is that?! :-)

    June 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    • Thanks Tracy… Gotta have a mini in there somewhere every so often… :)

      June 27, 2011 at 7:21 pm

  8. Standing ovation for the Grad photo which got an outloud giggle out of me. I also really like that second bird. He or she is great! Awesome grouping, Brian! Very entertaining post!

    June 28, 2011 at 3:55 am

    • Thanks so much Leslie… Glad you liked the Grad photo… lol… and you gotta love the birds hair too eh.. ;)

      July 4, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  9. That was fun! Very clever and amusing take on Karma’s list. The funny faced cow is my favorite. How difficult is it to clean cow spit off a lens? :)

    June 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    • Haha… Cheers Robin… That cow shot is one of my faves too, and certainly holds a few memories too… As for the cow spit… Not easy that’s for sure… lol…

      July 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

  10. I don’t even know where to begin with so many spectacular shots, sir!
    Maybe I should simply remind you that you are one extremely talented dude!

    June 29, 2011 at 4:13 am

    • LOL… Well thank you so very much kind sir… I’m not sure I agree, but I’m certainly not going to argue either… ;)

      July 4, 2011 at 5:37 pm

  11. Jayne

    Wonderful selection of shots!

    June 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm

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  13. Making me laugh…very nice! Love the purple building shot…and of course the funny face cow shot…and very ingenious Dad shot…

    June 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    • Thanks so much Dawn, and thanks for dropping by too… :)

      July 4, 2011 at 5:38 pm

  14. Stunning collection, Brian! It’s hard to choose I love all of them, but particularly the clone dad, the class of 2010 and mostly the butterfly. For someone who experimented some lake of time you have some amazing shots in here. Congrats!

    July 2, 2011 at 3:50 am

    • Thanks so very much Anne… Real glad you like them… :)

      July 4, 2011 at 5:39 pm

  15. aswirly

    Hahahahaha you are awesome. I love your wit and humour mixed with this slideshow of fantastic images. What great images for the scavenger hunt. Of course you know my favorite is the one of you getting licked by the cow. Soooooo funnny. I guess your camera didn’t tell you that objects seen through lens may be closer than they appear ;)

    July 2, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    • LOL… Cheers A…. Yeah, I had a feeling you’d STILL appreciate the cow spit shot… lol… :)

      July 4, 2011 at 5:40 pm

  16. Val

    I love these, Brian. Well done!

    July 2, 2011 at 11:25 pm

  17. Dedy Iswanto a.k.a Didex

    Great Great and Great, Love these Brian

    July 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

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