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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Monday, March 30, 2009

Macro Monday, The Place with the Daffodils ...


The beguinage in Bruges is a stunning sight if you visit it in the Spring season.
There are sixteenth century houses and cobblestone streets, and the lawn in the middle is covered with yellow Daffodils. As if time has stood still ...
You can see some pictures of it in yesterdays Weekly Winners post. Click here to see it.




I knew I just HAD to get some macro shots and close ups of the Daffodils.
So I got down on my knees and started playing with my camera a little.





And while doing that, I kept my eye on the white houses on my camera screen.
I focussed on the flower, and I used a shallow depth of field to make the houses in the background a little blurry.




My Macro Monday for this week...
Find more Macro Monday pictures here.

23 comments:

Robin said...

Gorgeous daffodils. I love the way you've composed that shot with the white house in the background. It gives the photo a lovely sense of place.

Your Bruges photos from yesterday were wonderful too - those bridge ones especially were my favorites! Some day I really must get to Bruges...

june said...

Your effort was worth it...great perspectives in these shots!

maggie's mind said...

These are all just gorgeous! I love that last shot. Welcome to your new bloggy home. :)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Great job!! My favorite is the second up from the bottom, I love the house in the background!

Avril said...

Absolutely beautiful! I meant to comment yesterday - we seem to have had the same idea of 'seeing' our Weekly Winners through different 'eyes' - mine was a letter from Connor! Great minds think alike!

Horseartist said...

The selective focus is nice, but I like the lighting on the first shot best.

Jan said...

Wonderful, stunning, beautiful. All of the above.

LceeL said...

Some of those shots are so ....Sensual. But the shot you took taking advantage of the shallow depth of field is excellent - just excellent. Well done you.

kden said...

Excellent job. Love them all. Can you tell me what the purple flowering things are in your header? They look like artichokes to me, very pretty though.

Thom said...

Those are beautiful pictures. It's like you can almost smell them through the computer. Excellent

Mar said...

Stunning and gorgeous shots!! no daffodils around here, so this is a special treat!
Mine is up! happy Monday :)

Amanda said...

I love the colors and the textures!

Jacki said...

Beautiful! Peter was able to take a few pictures around the house, did you see them on my blog?

Oh I think we are very much the same when it comes to our likes and hobbies....cooking, photography, coffee, magazines...lol.

Pamela said...

just beautiful!

Me and my puppies said...

so pretty, I just love "bloomin' things".

lisaschaos said...

Daffodils are a sure sign of spring. :) These are great!

Kath said...

These are beautiful shots. I appreciate the effort you put in to them and the fact that you've described what you were thinking while you did it. It's good to share the process we go through I think!

Christine said...

So pretty. They are my daughters favorite flower.

Nessa said...

I think my Macro button is broken because my pictures never come out as beautiful as yours.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Lovely yellow lovely.

Jientje said...

@ Robin: If you do I'll guide you!
@ June: thanks!
@ Maggie: I like my new home!
@ Izzy 'n Emmy: I took so many, but this is one of the better ones!
@ Avril: I love it!
@ Horseartist: It looks almost transparent eh?
@ Jan: Thanks!
@ Lou: If you say so!
@ Kden: the purple flowers in my header are artichokes.
@ Thom: Great!
@ Mar: No Daffodils? That's too bad!
@ Amanda: I love textures myself!
@ Jacki: I did. Oh and I love how we are alike!
@ Pamela: they are.
@ Me and my puppies: I like how you said that!
@ Lisa: No Spring or Easter without Daffodils.
@ Kath: I thought it would be nice to include that!
@ Christine: How nice!
@ Nessa: Awww, that's too bad!
@ Robynn: Thanks!

kathleen dale said...

Very, very, very lovely photographs. I just love these flowers.

Neas Nuttiness said...

Wow - these put the azaleas that are around here, to shame!

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