When Fashion & Nature Collide: August Edition

I am so excited to share August’s Edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. Once again, this month is packed with stunning photography, amazing art and fashion features that will truly inspire all! This month, we have not only included a few beautiful critters, but some stunning landscapes as well!

On the third Wednesday of each month, we celebrate the beautiful collision between nature and fashion. Keep in mind, my focus will be to share a detailed background of my critter/landscape photography, featured in the current edition. I highly recommend you visit the other three posts, from The Arty Plantsman (botanical photography), LisMorePaper (Artist) and 3C Style (Fashion) to present you with “When Fashion & Nature Collide” in its entirety. With that being said, I hope you enjoy the sixth edition of…

When Fashion and Nature Collide: August Edition

The Green Sea Turtle

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The Green Sea Turtle, resting on the black sand beach of Punalu’u.  These beautiful creatures can live to be 80 years old.  They grow to 300-400 pounds and 3-4 feet in length. This green sea turtle is listed both as endangered and threatened.
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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Nature Photography by Roda

 

The Midland Painted Turtle

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Midland Painted Turtle: this turtle is small to medium sized, ranging from 5-9 inches.  Its shell ranges from black to olive-green.  Their skin is usually black to light green, yet their forearms display vibrant red lines.  The head and neck have yellow lines running from the nose to the mouth, downward, turning red as the lines meet the neck.  This beauty is found in most of the US and Southern Canada.
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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Nature Photography by Roda, Turtle Art by LisMorePaper

 

The Shores of The Big Island

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The shores of the Big Island of Hawaii
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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Nature Photography by Roda, Flower Photography by The Arty Plantsman
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The Shores of the Big Island
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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Nature Photography by Roda

 

Butterfly – The Small Postman

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Small Postman – Heliconius Erato –  Central & South America 
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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Nature Photography by Roda

 

Michigan Lighthouse & Feathered Friends

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Mute Swan: This beauty is 55-63 inches long with a wingspan of 79-94 inches.  They are the second largest waterfowl species, after the trumpeter swan.  This heavy flying bird weighs 20-30 lbs.
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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Nature Photography by Roda

 

The Shores of Lake Michigan

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Fashion Inspiration by 3C Style, Nature Photography by Roda

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For a look at the big picture of “When Fashion and Nature Collide”, don’t forget to visit the rest of the team:

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The Arty Plantsman

3CStyle

Lismorepaper

Mark your calendars! You won’t want to miss the 7th Edition of “When Fashion and Nature Collide”, on September 19th. Did you miss a past edition? No worries…

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“There is something magical about being nestled among a field of wildflowers or resting on a fern covered forest floor, waiting for gifts from Mother Nature. For me, it is not just about photography…it is about being one with magnificent creatures, up close and personal.” ~ Roda

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Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…
♥Roda

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*For more nature inspired photography by Roda, visit…
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Day 5: Black & White Photo Challenge

 

3cstyle nominated me for a black and white photo challenge. How can I say no?! Black and white photography is a true passion of mine!

RULES: Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.

*I am going to be a bit of a rebel! Anyone that would like to participate, please do so!

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Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

♥Roda

Day 4: Black & White Photo Challenge

3cstyle nominated me for a black and white photo challenge. How can I say no?! Black and white photography is a true passion of mine!

RULES: Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day.

*I am going to be a bit of a rebel! Anyone that would like to participate, please do so!

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Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You!
♥Roda