But she's six years old...and her pictures KICK @$$. (Trust the kids...)

"I'll take the pictures, Mrs. Smythe!! Give ME your phone!!"  shouted Poppy.

I handed her my phone, thinking only of the butterfly release we were about to embark on. 

There were 15 butterflies trying to find their way to Mexico, and I wanted to be sure that each child had a chance to have one perch upon their fingers.  I KNEW it was a matter of minutes until they were ready to fly, so I was busy moving from one student to another, making sure that each child had a chance to hold one on their finger. 

I knew Poppy had my phone, but did not think that ANY of her shots would work. 

I was so wrong. 

I will never doubt a six year-old's ability to photograph again. (They are incredible, aren't they???  Oh My GOD, they are amazing.) 


Sue said...

Poppy rocks! Those are great photos. My little granddaughter Riley has been taking pixs with my iPhone since she was 4 or 5. And her photos turn out pretty good too!

Take care,

smalltownme said...

My kids would grab my camera with great results. Good for Poppy!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...kids have the eye...and butterflies are so cool too....i think she did marvelous...

SherilinR said...

i think the lower perspective helps them see things better. those are great!

Gigi said...

Poppy has the eye. Great pictures.

CLR said...

I'm new to your blog -I LOVE this post with the butterflies. Butterflies are my thang. I especially love that a child took these beauties. Awesome.

I had time to read down about your hip issue...oh my gosh I hope you get well soon!! That sounds beyond excruciating.

Look forward to stopping in!

Come visit me some time! www.hammockinthehoneysuckle.blogspot.com

Ellie Mae said...

Wow, Poppy did great! Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them!

#1Nana said...

Great pictures. I just got a nw phone. I'm going to substitute at the high school next week so the kids can show me how to use it!

Cora said...

Seriously! A six year old! I can't even take pictures with my own damn phone. I'm so jealous right now.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Fantastic shots! Poppy knows her stuff. I bet you expected some shots of the ground and feet!

SkylersDad said...

That is some darn fine work by Poppy!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Whoa! Poppy could be the next, oh, darn-- What's her name-- the famous female photographer- darn, I'll think of her name at 3am and get back to you. Anyway-- Those are awesome photos and such a cool project for your students. High five.

And Mr. Darcy has great taste in handbags and munchies! I'd say extra points were scored there :-)

Cheering you on and counting the days with you. Hang in there.

xo jj

So. Cal. Gal said...

She's a natural!

SanH said...

Those are great pictures!

Anonymous said...

They are fantastic photos! Those kids are so lucky to have you as their teacher, doing such cool class projects too.

Unknown said...

what a great idea about the butterflies! I can see how much fun they had!

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