Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny

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Ooh, Shiny!

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I’m sure I must have posted this one before, but I don’t see humming birds often in my backyard, so when I do, I always try to capture them.

While standing in the kitchen today, I looked out, and there was a humming bird on my zinnias. I was in a conversation on the phone, but had to put the person on hold, however that hummer got away.

This is my first humming bird that I captured a few years ago.

Photo Challenge: Elemental

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Elemental

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This photo was taken when we went whale watching. Here we can see some of the elements. We have rock formations forming little islands out in the ocean and in the distance we can see the mountain and some of the erosion of the earth as it falls away. Though unseen, the air was fresh and cool and lovely.

Photo Challenge: Unusual

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Unusual

Today’s photo challenge is to post a photo which I find unusual. I didn’t think I had any, but remember how unusual, but beautiful I thought this photo was.

This was taken on my last trip to Victoria BC. As my sister-in-law law and I were out for a walk, enjoying the view around us, we came upon this man, playing this beautiful piano, right there in the open, as he enjoyed a breath of fresh air at the same time.

 

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Nature’s Collage

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Collage

At first this challenge seemed most difficult for me, but then I realize that even nature produces its own natural collages.

The photo below is one that I’ve edited a little more than usual, to highlight the beauty in these river rocks below the clear water, that appeared on a very beautiful sunny day.

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God’s planet earth with all its flaws, still have much beauty for us to enjoy.

Sunny

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Sunny

If you enjoy photography and getting flight shots, there is nothing better than a bright sunny day, then you can bump up your Shutter Speed and lower your ISO and hope that opportunities  will come your way.

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This summer has been quite a rainy one, but I was able to capture this male Blue Bird on one of our few sunny days.

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The Flicker & Starling Battle Continues

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Detonate

Flicker with Starling's egg

Photo Provided By: Joe Tundra. You can also see more of his amazing photos on Flickr.

Much chaos surrounds us in this world today. People are having to deal with missiles  going off and bombs detonating more and more.

Nature also comes with its set of battles. In my earlier blogs, I spoke of the Flicker Family and how they were happily building their nest, then along came the hostile Starlings and took over the Flickers’ nest.

I haven’t been able to get back to the nest lately, but I have heard through my friend; Joe Tundra, that the battle goes on. Joe has been kind enough to share this photo with me. In the photo, we have the Flicker flying away with the Starling’s egg in it’s mouth. He refuses to drop the egg close by, as though it may destroy his nest, and instead he takes it away in his mouth, like a bomb about to detonate.

Joe has also been kind enough to share this article with me. Apparently the battle between the Flickers and Starlings has been going on for quite some time.

https://www.purplemartin.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=445