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Posted by
Larry Lefever (Lititz, United States) on 18 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Back on January 1st of 2010 I decided to try my hand at blogging and became hooked. Along the way the seed was planted to begin my own personal blog, so here ... on my birthday ... it's time to make the move. AM3 has been an enormous source of inspiration and the opportunity to make friends around the world is something I truly cherish. I'll keep my account and continue to visit everyone ... and hopefully you'll stop by to see me as well here at Thanks again to everyone for your kind words and support!

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 1/350 second F/2.8 ISO 400 100 mm

Many thanks for visiting and though I may not always reply to your comments, know that they are greatly appreciated.

Please stop by and see more of my work at:

sunstone_maria from California, United States

I will miss your wonderful photography here on AM3 :(( but will follow you at
Thank you - Larry - for inspiring me!!!

18 Apr 2011 5:16am

@sunstone_maria: Thanks, maria. The pleasure has been mine! And the great thing about this digital age is that there are many ways to stay in touch. I have your links, here and your website, and promise to visit often. Take care.

trilliana from Munich, Germany

too sad, you leave here, larry. i'll miss you and your fantastic shots, that are one of my three favorites at aminus3. i am going to visit you at wordpress, although it is not that comfortable to use as aminus3. but i love your work too much to resist ;-) like the "how to" section at your new blog. hope to learn more about masking and layering. bye, bye, larry. hope top see you from time to time commenting my pics. (wave)

18 Apr 2011 7:57am

@trilliana: Thanks, as always, for your kind words. It's been a real joy and I'll continue to visit. .... promise!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Larry, I will miss your work, it is beautiful and I thank you for your comments on my pictures. I wish you all the best! I'm going to visit you at wordpress.

Good-bye, Aubélia

18 Apr 2011 8:07am

@Aubélia: Thanks, Aubelia. I've known your work for only a short time, but am truly a fan. Just a short good-bye ... I'll be visiting.

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Many many happy returns of the day Larry..! Shall follow you on your blog!! Thanks for sharing!

18 Apr 2011 8:16am

@Punit: Thanks very much, Punit. My hope is that my new blog will allow for more sharing of techniques.

Florence from Paris, France

Happy Birthday then Larry and I must admit that I do understand your decision (I might do the same). I guess Worldpress is more confortable and offers different interface possibility ? I follow you, of course. ;-)
This macro (sunny as a spring morning) is of utter beauty and elegance. Well done.

18 Apr 2011 8:38am

@Florence: Thanks, Florence. You've always been very kind and supportive with your comments and it's truly appreciated. One thing I didn't expect when I started this blog was that I would find friends from all over the world! And of course my ancestors provided a special connection to France. So, thanks and take care. You'll be hearing from me. :)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I'll try to follow your beautiful and poetic work at wordpress even if it's not so easy than at aminus ! I do love your elegant compositions ! Happy Birthday Larry and see you soon !

18 Apr 2011 12:28pm

@Anna.C: Thanks very much, Anna. I'd love to keep both active, but that's a little more than I have time for. But, I'll always have time for the friends that I've made here, so I'll be visiting from time to time. Take care.

karla from Omaha, United States

Happy Birthday!!! and congratulations on your new blog! You have left us with a perfectly exquisite image. See you at the new site!

18 Apr 2011 4:37pm

@karla: Thanks, Karla. Too many candles on this boys cake! It's been a real pleasure to discover your work. You have such a great feel for the quality of light and I look forward to following you here on AM3.

Steve from Camdenton, United States

A true artist indeed. You are one who not only sees but is also able to capture the artistic shot that comes to your eye. I hope you continue to post here from time to time. Good luck on your new blogging venture.

18 Apr 2011 5:07pm

@Steve: Thanks very much Steve. Don't know how much I may be posting here, but will certainly visit.

Dutch from Neverwhere, United States

I will bookmark you too. I am somewhat all over the web lately as my interests carry me along like an untethered buoy.

18 Apr 2011 8:46pm

@Dutch: Thanks, Kristen. The whole thing can get a little overwhelming at times. It's been a true joy to be part of your photographic adventures here on AM3 and I'll be looking forward to what lies ahead. Take care.

Marilla from Turku, Finland

I'm very sorry to hear about your move but that's how life goes on... I've enjoyed every photo in your blog and I really love the way you look the world (through the lens). See you!

19 Apr 2011 7:51pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Oh, I will mis you on Aminus3 but it's great to hear you're leaving us for another passion ;) Love this photo Larry, just the way I love my flowers ... mysterious and beautiful! Good luck on your blog and I wish you many creative moments!

20 Apr 2011 5:34am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A super macro to say goodbye...:-(((
Of course I will visit your new blog to keep in touch with your excellent photography!

20 Apr 2011 7:46pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Image magnifique !!!

21 Apr 2011 9:39pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice tones !

22 Apr 2011 4:19am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a shame you are moving Larry..I will surely miss your wonderful pictures..
many times watched and enjoyed them,so I will visit you soon at your new site!
Thanks for all the great pictures you showed here!

24 Apr 2011 1:49pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Beautiful macro shot.

25 Apr 2011 2:13pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful soft light, color macro! Stunning work!!!!

4 May 2011 4:28am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


5 May 2011 7:38pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, absolutely beautiful!

8 May 2011 2:43am

David from Detroit, United States

Beautiful color and focus.

8 May 2011 1:49pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow..amazing photo!

12 May 2011 8:54am

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

an excellent picture. a hug. Alejandra

20 Jun 2011 1:30pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

good luck with your new photoblog and any future endeavours! it has been a pleasure to look at and comment on your photos!

5 Jul 2011 1:56am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

outstandind !!! great focus !! i will visit yu on your new web site :)

28 Jul 2011 2:51pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Lovely abstract and selective focus.

18 Jan 2012 3:01pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

20 Mar 2013 7:02am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


20 May 2013 12:31pm


Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
1/350 second
ISO 400
100 mm