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Week in Review with Tulip

May 1st, 2009 by
Orange and yellow tulip in my garden, April 2009

Orange and yellow tulip in my garden, April 2009

On My Blog

Today’s Flowers: Grape Hyacinths and Creeping Phlox
Watery Wednesday at Sandy Hook
Sky Watch at Sandy Hook
Nature Notes: A Pictorial View of Sandy Hook

A Month of Modern Jewish Holidays

Delicious Pickled Radish

What is RT? (I’ll give you the answer now: it’s Re-Tweet! More on Twitter in future posts)

Upcoming in Highland Park: The Highland Park Public Library is once again having a book sale! (and my neighbors put a lot of energy into putting this together, so three cheers for them. You’ve seen their red bud, magnolia and dogwood trees on my blog). It’s the same weekend as the Annual Street Fair, which is on May 17. If you live in Central New Jersey, you can donate books from May 11 to 14.

Elsewhere on the Web

Coach Lisa on Payment vs. Exposure
From the article:

Some of you get paid to speak; others hope to get paid one day. One thing that we all face as paid speakers is the issue of payment vs. exposure. That is, we will be invited to speak pro bono, or will be offered less than our usual rate, and we’ll have to decide if it’s worth it to take less money in order to get exposure or visibility…only a few of my pro bono speaking engagements have paid off in clients or future speaking engagements. Read the rest.

How to Build Natural Immunity against Swine Flu

Rabbi Yoseph Breuer
: the Rav of Frankfurt and Washington Heights (via G6)

14 Responses to Week in Review with Tulip

  1. Mrs. S. says:

    Nice picture! I especially like that single drop of water on the tulip.
    Shabbat Shalom!

  2. G6 says:

    Stunning photo…

  3. Dhaval Jani says:

    Beautiful picture!!! Love the Orange and DOF(Depth of Field)!

  4. Dhaval Jani says:

    Intresting!!! new word for me hehe… I am not even close to pro… I my 3 yr old kodak 5mp point and shoot with 10x optical in manual modes most of time… One simple rule to get DOF is lower F stop. Here is a very interesting tutorial for the same
    http://pictureline.webphotoschool.com/E-330_Controlling_Depth_of_Field_in_Outdoor_Portraits/index.html
    But here is my easy to understand guide
    1) its good to get close but its better to keep little more distance and zoom in(optical zoom)
    2) lock the focus by pressing shutter half and
    3) click done

    P.S one should always check their camera’s specs for macro mode distance

  5. Ilana-Davita says:

    Great shot and I like the “bokeh” there too!
    Shabbat Shalom from someone who should really be in her kitchen.

  6. robert says:

    With respect to the speaking engagements, that’s why its important to have an agent! Of course, I don’t have one …

  7. if you could taste that tulip… it would be orange sherbet!

  8. Shimshonit says:

    Beautiful. Such a unique color–like a sunset. And beautifully photographed.

  9. 2sweetnsaxy says:

    What a gorgeous shot of the tulip and what an awesome color!

  10. Wow..that drop on the tulip is amazing..Great macro Leora..

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