Saturday, April 19, 2008

Round Robin Challenge: Variety Show

"Variety is the spice of life, that which gives it all it's flavor."

-William Cowper

Our latest Round Robin Challenge is all about variety, and comes to us by Nancy, who authors the journal, "Nancy Luvs Pics." I liked doing this challenge a lot. The neat thing about the challenges is that I am always learning something new with them. With this challenge, I began to think in terms of photographing things going together as opposed to trying to keep my pictures simple, as with one main subject. I came up with little "ingredients" in my photos, kind of like trying different flavors to make the perfect recipe. I gave myself the assignment to come up some natural variety, as well as a still life.

I think I like the end result...

Have you ever seen a butterfly feeder?
L-R Julia, Swallowtail and Great Southern White

A Variety of Tulips

Are you inspired to join the challenge? You are certainly invited to do so. All you need is a camera, and a blog or journal to post your entry. The Round Robin Challenges are open to everyone. The more the merrier. :) You can find out all the information you need to know to play this challenge by clicking here. This challenge will be open for one week, but our next challenge will be announced this Sunday, April 20th. Be sure to visit all the Robins and leave them your support. Just click the links below.

Linking List
** Welcome New Member :)

Nancy... Nancy Luvs Pics

Karen... Outpost Mavarin

Carly... Ellipsis

Sandy... Myanderings

Sarah... Charish

Jill... Letting Crazy Take A Spin

Chrissie... Chrisseas-Corner

Kiva... Eclectic Granny

Kat... In My Dreams I Can Fly

T J... TJ's Photo Expressions

Jennifer Robin... Robin's Woods

Whammy... The Ellis Family Cincinnati

Lisa Marie... Lisa's Chaos

Monica... Family Affair Photography

Marie... Photographs and Memories

Annie... Pictures of Craziness

Suzanne R... Living... Suzanne R's Life

Robinella... Robinella's

**Angela... Chocolate Syrup For The Soul

Janet... Fond of Photography

Jan... The Prytz Family

Martha... Perception

Jama Hameed... Sweet Memories

Momma... Sandcastle Momma

Swampy... Anectdotes, Antidotes & Anodes

Sahvvy... The Instantaneous Existence Of Me

Gattina... Keyhole Pictures

Kim... Nekked Lizard Lady

Vicki... Visions By Vicki

Teena... It's all about me!

Vicki... Maraca

"Variety Is The Spice Of JellyBeans"
Berkeley, California
April 18th, 2008


TJ said...

The butterflys at the feeder BLEW ME AWAY!!!
Love it.

charish said...

Wow, you have butterflies already. I can not wait to see them this year.

Robinella said...

Those are all so vibrant. Although my sweet tooth is pulling the voting towards the candy dish. Yummy.

Gattina said...

These tulips are so beautiful ! I have got two bouquets last Sunday directly from Amsterdam (Holland the country of tulips) my son brought them. I still have them they were so fresh !

Martha said...

Oh,I love them all Carly! They are all so colorful and beautiful!

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love the composition on the candy bowl shot, but my favorite one here is the butterfly feeder. It's like a hummingbird feeder, but with butterflies!

Jennifer Robin said...

I have never seen a butterfly feeder before. That is amazing!
Your candy assortment is speaking to me too...

Sandcastle Momma said...

What great photos! The colors are incredible. I've never seen a Butterfly feeder before but now that I have I'm on a mission to find one for my yard LOL The jelly bean picture is wrecking havoc on my diet LOL

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

Wow!! I did not know you could feed butterflies! I'm finding one for our yard, too! I hope they get along with my hubby's bees. The lighting effect with the candy dish is just perfect! I've got a sweet tooth, now! As usual, wonderful, wonderful pictures!

Monae Doyle said...

Hi !!! Your blog always makes me smile and I always love to visit. I like coming to see each and every one of your entries. You are such a sweet person. Do keep it coming !!!!!!

MariesImages said...

All beautiful shots, Carly! Especially the tulips!

Suzanne R said...

One of the constant aspects of these photos is the COLOR -- it is stunning in all of them! I love the butterflies at the feeder especially well. And tulips are among my favorite flowers. As for candy -- well, you know, being a diabetic, it's pretty much off-limits unless sugar free but that doesn't stop me from admiring it in your picture and remembering how good it tastes! LOL!

Teena said...

Those candies look yummy! Gimme some!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

Jama Hameed said...

I don't mind having that butterfly feeder in my garden....wait a minute I don't have a garden! kekekke then I just take that yummy candy! lol

Jama Hameed

Kiva said...

The transparency and vividness of the color in the tulip picture is amazing. I too have never seen a butterfly feeder. I think my favorite is the jellybeans because of your use of light.

Nancy said...

Awesome Carly!! I wasn't sure that butterfly feeder was real...or at last the butterflies!

And such pretty tulips!


MyMaracas said...

What beautiful pictures you take, Carly girl! I love the shadowed area behind the vibrant colors of the candy dish, the way the tulips seem to glow from within, and the magical quality of the butterfly feeder.


Janet said...

I loved this challenge because I knew I'd be seeing lots of things that mean a lot to people...your butterflies didn't disappoint! How gorgeous; what an abundance you have to choose things to take pictures of!

Wammy said...

I gotta know where I can find a butterfly feeder. It would be so fun to try to figure out the different types. Thanks for sharing.

lisa marie said...

My son would empty your candy immediately. :) I have seen the feeders in the store but didn't realize they actually worked. :) How awesome!