Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Drippy Icicles and Posts of the Week

Monday was sunny but cold. The icicles which formed from the previous day's snowfall were melting rapidly in the late morning sunshine. I saw this one while waiting for a bus and I noticed that it dripped about once every five seconds or so. I was determined to catch it in mid drip. That wasn't easy for me. I held my camera to my eye and focused up on the icicle.


icicle


About ten minutes and thirty shots later I finally captured a drop, though it came out pretty blurry. Still, after all those shots, I've deemed it blog-worthy.


icicle drip


And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.


This week's POTW goes to..



The Party's Started
by Jillsy
at Jillsy Girl Studio




More wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):







Dog-Gone Wrong
by Sandra
at Add Humor and Faith








Today
by DS
at Third-Storey Window






ABC Wednesday: Letter H
by Sue
at Photowannabe

Into the Weekend
by Keith
at Holdingmoments

Color Your World
by Kerri
at A Little Piece of Me







Roads for Threshing Harvest
by Indrani
at I Share

Finding Joy No Matter What the Circumstances
by TechnoBabe
at Technobabe's Adventures

Whoa!
by Joanna
at The Fifty Factor






Bright Spark
by Lady Fi
at On a Quirky Quest with Lady Fi
Recommended by: Kcinnova


Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.

63 comments:

Kat said...

WOW. That shot is amazing! It is indeed blog worthy. WOW.

Congrats to all the posts of the week! :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

THAT takes some patience and determination! Turned out amazing. Way to go.

Linda said...

You made me smile. A few weeks ago, I was determined to capture a droplet falling from an icicle, too. I finally did, but I didn't deem mine to be blog-worthy. You did a much better job. :)

Anyes said...

Can I call you the "Icicle Drop Catcher" from now on? ;-) Awesome photograph, Hilary

Indrani said...

This was a surprise, thanks so much for the honor dear Hilary. :)

Indrani said...

Oh! I almost for to compliment your wonderful capture. Terrific timing and focus.

Indrani said...

*forgot

(what has happened to me?)

Zuzana said...

Oh wow Hilary, I love that image of the falling drops, it is so cool in so many ways.;)) Time standing still...
Congratulations to everyone mentioned.;)
xoxo

Michael Manning said...

Many wonderful bloggers here and that photo, again, took me back to childhood and seeing icicles from gutters of homes in Winter! :)

Glo said...

Your determination and focus paid off big time! Hope you didn't get a stiff neck and...how many buses did you miss? ;) Whatever the cost, it was worth it. The blue sky background sets off the icicle brilliantly. I love the baby drop in the middle :) I look forward to checking out the POTW.

Dave said...

Well done Hilary for having the time and patience to finally capture those drips. Good shooting! - Dave

slommler said...

Definitely blog worthy! Those shots are fabulous!!
Hugs
SueAnn

becca said...

those shots are gorgeous they look like crystal

Tabor said...

Only 30 shots?

ADRIAN said...

Your bus service must be on a par with ours.
Well worth the wait.

Brian Miller said...

color me impressed hilary...great shot...nice to see a bunch of my rowdy friends on the list this week...smiles.

Pat - Arkansas said...

WOW, indeed!

kcinnova said...

Definitely a blog-worthy shot! (Did you miss your bus in the name of photography?)

Off for some good reads...
Thank you, as always! :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Catching one of those drops is not as easy as it seems.You did well.It is fun trying to get just the perfect drop.

Jillsy Girl said...

Oh My!! What a shock to see my post up there! I am totally honored. Thank you Hilary!

Jillsy Girl said...

Good grief, I was so shocked I forgot to comment about your stunning icicle shots...hi-5 for patience!

Leah J. Utas said...

Good for your for getting the drip. Well done.

DJan said...

Wow is all I can say, again. Your patience must increase that incredible camera eye of yours, but trust me, I am learning and one day I MIGHT be half as good as you!

Dawn said...

That dropping water shot is absolutely incredible Hilary! What patience you must have!!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

drips, NICE!

holdingmoments said...

Well done on that capture Hilary. Not an easy subject to get.

Thank you for the POTW mention too :)

holdingmoments said...

Well done on that capture Hilary. Not an easy subject to get.

Thank you for the POTW mention too :)

Bossy Betty said...

Beautiful shots, Hilary! I am in awe and so glad you let us know you had to take many to get the one or two!

Congrats to all the POTW! I hope to visit them all soon and see what kind of goodies await.

NotaSupermom said...

The blue of the sky is amazing!

Out on the prairie said...

I liked kerri and Keith today. The readers pick was a lot of fun also.Nice drip, I waited for them a few times myself.

Nancy said...

Love the drop! I've been watching some come off of our roof wondering if I could catch a shot of the drop, now I know - not easily!

Thanks for POTW!

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

Love the photos. Sad to see Winter come to an end. It won't be long before the icicles are all gone.

TechnoBabe said...

Oh my, Hilary, you are incredible. To capture drops falling off the icicle shows your persistence. Great photos.
Thank you for including my post in your recommendations this week. Sincere thanks.

Karen said...

I love that shot! Ten minutes!! Do you have a tripod?

Congrats to the winners.

Daryl said...

Its a superb drip drop ..

Sandra said...

That drop was worth the wait. Good work.

And thanks for POTW -- that was one I really enjoyed writing.

ladyfi said...

What a fabulous shot of the water dripping. I tried to take a similar shot and failed.. this is stunning!

And congrats to everyone on their features.

Barb said...

A good lesson: a talented photographer has to be patient (and quick).

Cloudia said...

thanks for the lesson in photography and patience :-)



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Maggie May said...

Its definitely melting.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Nezzy said...

I am blown away by those great shots and just a tad jealous too!!!

What a shot!

God bless and have a remarkable day sweetie!!!

Reb said...

That is an amazing shot!

Clowncar said...

blog worthy says it all. thanks for sharing that.

Country Girl said...

Thank heavens it's too late for me to practice on icicles this year. But yours sure is nice ~

Anvilcloud said...

Tough to do those photos. I have had some failures, and perhaps no successes.

ds said...

What an amazing shot--patience is rewarded! Beyond blog worthy, without question.

Thank you so much for the POTW mention; it is more than generous of you. I am honored to be in such company. Congratulations, all!

And if you are taking suggestions, may I recommend "In Silence" by Cricket of Cricket and Porcupine (you don't need to be religious to appreciate his meditation on grace); and deb colarossi's
brave "who knew?" at TALK AT THE TABLE, which speaks for itself. Beautifully.

blueviolet said...

You have so much patience to wait for that shot. But I'm glad you did!

She Writes said...

I love ice dripping in the cold weather. GREAT shot worth the wait.

I want to read at least one of the POTW. So much HW!

SandyCarlson said...

Blog-worthy to be sure! This is a great shot. I admire your perseverance.

Don said...

drip

drip

drip

You did it!

Dianne said...

blog worthy!!?
it's stunning

yaya said...

I think it's a cool, cool shot..but the bigger question...did you miss your bus trying to get that drop?

photowannabe said...

Thanks so much for the honor for my photography post.
I was totally shocked when I saw it mentioned.
I love your icicles and the drip. You have more patience than I do. That shot would be perfect for next weeks letter "I".

Barbara said...

Definitely blog-worthy!! And congrats to everyone! I hope I get around to them all this week.

Hilary said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. I always appreciate your kind words and how you always show you support to those who were named as POTW.

For those who asked, I did not miss the bus. I had a 25 minute wait and I filled that time nicely.

Joanna Jenkins said...

This put a big smile on my face. The colors are stunning and the blue sky makes the ice look so happy... The fact that it's dripping only means it's warming up there :-)

Thanks a million for the POTW shout-out. It's greatly appreciated. And Jill's post was such a treat to see and great.

Hope your week is going great. I'm heading out on vacation tomorrow. Yippee. xo jj

Deborah said...

Blogworthy indeed ... an amazing picture!

tattytiara said...

Very well done. I can barely hold a camera still long enough to get a point and click clear shot with a flash.

Kerri said...

I appreicate your kindness!

Catching that in mid-drop is pretty AWESOME!!!

deb colarossi said...

Belated congrats to all of the POTW...

and what an endeavor
and result

Looks like rain for the rest of the week.... which is a promising thing..

Unknown Mami said...

I love your perseverance and patience.

lime said...

love the icicle shots though they certainly do make me shiver!

Teri said...

I would like to suggest this lovely post for your post of the week: http://moredoors.blogspot.com/2011/03/day-mother-nature-made-me-smile.html