Old fashioned Lida

I am a retired business owner and trained herbalist. I also have art training from college.
We live in a rural area and enjoy the woods, fields and the abundant wildlife near our home.
My hobbies include photography, gardening, reading, knitting, and genealogy. We love music and film.
Reflection of Autumn

Like spilled paint
I love color. Though I have an appreciation and love of black and white photography, most of my photos are splashed with color. Color makes me happy. My love of color is another reason to garden. And to photograph my garden to enjoy all year.

My cameras:
The earliest photos I uploaded onto Flickr were taken with an Olympus Camedia D-450.
Then I used my husband's Olympus Camedia C-4040.
As of November 2005, I have used my new camera, a Canon EOS Rebel XT.
I also use a telephoto lens, and a macro lens. As of early August, 2006, my macro lens is a Sigma 105 mm. Nice lens.
I also have recently acquired a HP Photosmart Pro B1900 printer that prints with pigments, not inks, and produces a superb and lasting image.

If you are a gardener, you may want to check out some of the Flickr groups I started:

Circle of scarlet
For ONLY daffodil photos:
"Daffodil World"

June garden at Summer Solstice
For photos of gardens with mixed plantings:
"Our Gardens"

Face to the sun
A group I co-administrate and which I hope you will check out is:
My daughter, Jennifer is an artistic and terrific photographer:

Sparkle Mill in the mist, revisited

Blue mist Farm ducks and blue mist

Infinity Sacred geometry number 2

Awakening You take my breath away

Tulip in the morning light Hot feet

Raindrops on alchemilla leaves King Snowface

Trekking through a wintry woods


Alien Eye of frog

Ashcraft Pond on a blue sky day

I hope you enjoy my photostream. As you see I love flowers, rural scenes, birds, pets and my family. More and more I am drawn into that little world we normally don't see with the naked eye, but is visible with a macro lens. What a beautiful and complex world we inhabit.

Anyone interested in purchasing my work, or for similar, please contact me via Flickr mail.

Lida Perfetto
Lewis County, NY


View my photos at bighugelabs.com

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    P. J. McAdie says:

    "i can remember when i first came across lida rose's photostream. i was thrilled. her photos filled my senses - not just visually; they touched my soul. i instantly made her a contact because i knew i could learn from viewing her art. she inspires me with each photo - full of colour and detail and emotion. each shot a work of art.

    lida rose doesn't post as often anymore but i still delight each time she does. a wonderful contact indeed."

    July 17th, 2008

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    Mad Men Art says:

    "100F Photographer! Here you find highly attended pictures. Quality on highest level. –– 100F摄影! 在此您可找到深受关注的相片。 最高水准的质量。 –– ¡Fotógrafo 100F! Aquí encontrará imágenes muy apreciadas. Calidad al más alto nivel. –– Fotógrafo 100F! Aqui encontra imagens que receberam muita atenção.Qualidade ao mais alto nível. –– Photographe 100F! Vous trouverez ici des clichés très recherchés. Qualité au plus haut niveau. –– 100F Photograph! Hier finden Sie viel beachtete Bilder. Qualität auf höchstem Niveau. –– 100F Photograph! Qui trovi immagini molto guardate. Qualità al massimo livello. –– 100F 사진! 귀하는 여기서 아주 우수하게 평가된 사진들을 찾을 수 있습니다. 최우수 수준의 질.

    World100F – QualityGroup

    November 2nd, 2007

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    "Dear Lida Rose :

    Let me start by thanking you for sharing your amazing gallery with us. As I am sure that it inspires a lot of photography lovers.

    I have been through your photostream several times, never felt bored,, each time is a new journey for me …I see the world through it …through your eye.

    I fell in LOVE with your pictures."

    October 3rd, 2007

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    Gail S says:

    "Lida was one of my first contacts on flickr with her visits to my photostream and her encouragement as I tried my hand photographing my first macros in the garden. Her skills are phenomenal. I continue to learn through her generosity and talent. Thank you, Lida, for welcoming me to flickr."

    December 4th, 2006

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    Chipster Chipmunk says:

    "Lida's photo's are so good because they are an extension of her personality. How nice is she to add a Chipmunk Guy to her contact list?? You probably don't hear this in NY. But in the South, we'd say you are sweeter than a tall glass of Ice Tea."

    October 12th, 2006

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    Jo Ann 315 says:

    "Lida is a true "lady" in every sense of the word. She very loving and when she visits your page her comments are wonderful.

    Her photography be it landscapes, flowers, flying insects, butterflies, or little creepy crawlers you can bet that the photograph is superb.

    I am proud and honored that she calls me a friend. I just think the world of Lida and when you get to know her you will too. She is one of a kind."

    September 8th, 2006

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    ~Kenny says:

    "There are good photographers and there are great ones... if you've looked through Lida's stream, you know which she is. Lida is my photography Guru! Her incredible photos inspires me to constantly improve myself. I am constantly amazed by her ability to capture photos that stirs emotion in me. Thank you for blessing us with the beauty you see through your eyes, Lida!!!"

    August 22nd, 2006

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    yorkers & hirosophy says:

    "Lida Rose is the Queen of Macro. Her photos tell us preciousness of every life.
    York & Sophy"

    August 3rd, 2006

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    Handcanons says:

    "Lida Rose,
    Without question,
    A premier photographer.
    And she takes time to comment, encourage, and refer.
    A kind, thoughtful, and talented artist.

    Best of whishes,

    Artist: Delerium
    Track: Eternal Odyssey"

    July 17th, 2006

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    ASUG says:

    "Lida Rose is very very special friend for me. First of all Lida isn't only EXCELLENT photographer for flickr area. At the same time she is very good person, so it is more important for me. And I told she is EXCELLENT photographer. Because Lida is really queen of macro photos. If you haven't met her macro before even you have a page in flickr, you are very unlucky. CONGRATULATIONS Lida."

    June 19th, 2006

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    John Cañares (Photo-Graphic) says:

    "Your photos are really stunning! Especially your macros.
    Lida Rose is such an admirable photographer."

    June 12th, 2006

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    ASEDYAMJR says:


    June 2nd, 2006

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    Chrisser says:

    "Lida certainly has provided a lot of excellent photos, including all her flowers. She has even starting commenting on a small bunch of my photos after she added me to her contact listings. I have even looked at some of her photo sets and have to describe them as being excellent. :-)"

    June 2nd, 2006

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    alight says:

    "Lida Rose ... her name is as lyrical as her images!

    coming to Lida's photostream is like entering The Secret Garden ... you will be encompassed by fragrance and exquisite beauty . . . and you will surely be transported by the magic which she shares so generously..

    indeed, "generous" is the word which first comes to mind when i think of Lida Rose, as she is one of the most generous people you will ever meet on flickr ..or anywhere!..

    it seems one can tell much about a person by their images ... with Lida's, sometimes she goes so deeply into the heart of a flower, its almost as if she is revealing part of her beautiful soul...

    when you treat yourself to taking a journey through Lida Rose's breathgiving images ~ you will feel refreshed, thankful and aglow."

    May 24th, 2006

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    Lazy Cloud says:

    "An excellent photographer and a very nice person. she also owns my most favorite photo above all else www.flickr.com/ph.... =o)"

    May 19th, 2006

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    jon fobes says:

    "Lida's photos are always an inspiration and her comments are always instructive and supportive. She's a great photographer and a wonderful contact, one of the people who makes Flickr a great place to post and view photos. Check out her photostream, and you'll know what I mean: one beautiful photo after another!

    Keep up the great work, Lida!"

    May 15th, 2006

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    judo_dad1953 says:

    "Viewing Lidas photos is like a breath of fresh air!"

    May 13th, 2006

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    Amelia PS says:

    well composed,
    Lida Rose's pictures are all this, and more. She has a wonderful eye for viewing the world through a camera lens."

    May 4th, 2006

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    Imapix says:

    "Just a few words to mention how much I appreciate Lida's photographic work. Not only is she a talented photographer, but she is also a great lover of nature....I should say a passionate gardener! Be aware that if you visit her stream once... you will get addicted! ....her photos will never fail to amaze you!....as it is amazing me!"

    May 3rd, 2006

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    daily_laffer_pics says:

    "Lida Rose's skill as a photographer is unsurpassed. Her comments and tips are encouraging to a novice such as myself. Rose's work gives us something to use as a benchmark. Her perception is uncanny and honest."

    April 13th, 2006

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    dee_r says:

    "I am part of the long line of admirers of Lida Rose's photos. She has a wonderful eye for beauty and nature, and we are all lucky that she shares her talent with us on Flickr.

    Each time I look at one of her photos, I say, "oh yes, this one is my favorite." And then, I click on the next photos, and realize, no this one, or is it the next one. Guess I'd have to say they are all my favorites!

    Keep sharing, Lida!

    March 22nd, 2006

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    Fianna says:

    "Lida is a marvelous photographer with an unerring eye for the majesty of nature. Her images lift the spirit."

    March 8th, 2006

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    freemysoul says:

    "Lida has her way with nature.
    Living in a wonderful environment she knows how to capture the most beautiful pictures of each season showing us the beauty of snowy landscapes, deers, the colors of the indian summer ...
    Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful pictures ..."

    February 1st, 2006

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    Is my www.flickr.com fan's & friend on the net.

    She frequent my site & give very objective comments & encouragement.

    From her work, I see that se is a self made person. All her works are off very high quality & standard.

    She have the younger members of the family are the contributors on flickr.

    I encourage you to visit her site & be inspire by her.

    Thanks my friend."

    January 30th, 2006

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    Vanda's Pictures says:

    "Lida, you inspire me to pick up a camera, if I could be half as good as you I would be happy. I look forward to looking at the photos you post every day. Keep up the great work. Vanda"

    January 26th, 2006

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    Ki'i O' Kapa says:

    "Lida Rose is a GREAT talent. Her compositions not only capture color, and views, but show you how beautiful the simple things are in life and wildlife. I always look forward to whatever she shares with us."

    January 16th, 2006

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    JourneyToNoWhere says:

    "When i walked thru Lida photostream i felt like im watching Animal Planet show. Her pictures are very detailed and awesome keep up the good work Lida :-)"

    January 12th, 2006

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    annabellafranc says:

    "I love Lida's warm heart which shines through her beautiful photographs...She has a fantastic eye for seeing the wonder in the things around her, and I'm so pleased to get to see her magical world every day on Flikr !"

    December 20th, 2005

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    paladinsf says:

    "lida has a clear eye for color and detail. her winter shots have sharp
    contrast and rich color. it is a joy to follow her posts"

    December 19th, 2005

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    anniebee says:

    "Okay, slightly odd analogy coming up, but when I look at Lida Rose’s photos I get the same feeling I do when I put my glasses on after not wearing them for awhile. Pow! Everything is in focus and all of sudden I’m seeing details I NEVER noticed before. She takes nature photos that in less gifted hands might just be pretty but somehow she adds that extra layer of fabulous. I’m delighted she’s getting the attention and praise she so richly deserves and I can’t wait to see what’s next for her!

    Oh yeah, she’s also witty as hell. Her comments on my photos and other flickr members are highly amusing!"

    November 22nd, 2005

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    Emily Quinton says:

    "Lida is a true inspiration! She produces beautiful, stunning and sensitive images every single day. She finds real gems in nature and is a special and very talented photographer. I am so glad I found her on Flickr! :-)"

    November 22nd, 2005

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    bokchoyboy says:

    "In the short time that I have been following Lida's work, I have really seen her grow as a photographer. I appreciate looking at the world around her through her photography. She has a keen eye for the beauty in nature."

    November 19th, 2005

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    Just Me Robin says:

    "Lida's photos capture the beauty of the world around her wonderfully. She obviously has a deep love of nature and that love is reflected in her work. Excellent going Lida! Keep it up!"

    November 16th, 2005

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    Bulsti says:

    "Every day a beautiful photo.
    This can be said about Lida...
    I think her view is very special and I see a lot of beautiful details, feelings and places in her photo´s!
    I hope Lida keep it up for long time..."

    November 8th, 2005

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    * K A Z Z I E * says:

    "Lingering beauty

    Can be said about you and your photos!
    Keep sharing your wonderful world with us all

    Hugz Kaz"

    November 2nd, 2005

July 2005
Jordan, NY
Northern New York State, USA
I am:
Female and Taken
lidaperfetto [at] frontier.com