Friday, September 12, 2014

Photo Challenge : Movement

This was a fun challenge! I thought of a couple of photos that I’ve taken that would work perfectly. (I hope!!!)

This first one is a view of the cotton fields that we drive by when we travel between Florida and North Carolina. This photo was taken through the car window with hubby driving 60 mph! So the movement was from US! The cotton is blurry but I think it looks neat that way.

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Now we’ll switch over to taking photos of nature ‘in movement’!

Sholom Park is a fabulous place to walk carrying a camera.

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This heron flew right in front of me with the ‘catch of the day’ in his beak.

I couldn’t believe my luck with this shot!

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And these KOI are beautiful in the pond. But it takes more than luck to get a good photo of them. I took a few (a few dozen probably) to get one good one. This big guy is my favorite fish in the pond!

I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge.

Why don’t you join us?

36 comments:

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, love the big Koa, neat picture you took. Blessings Francine.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Love the heron in flight that you captured. It sure is a challenge to get photos of fish in the water, you did a great job.

bear's house said...

Hi dearest. THANKS for this post. Really nice images. Donna...I will know. ;) Have a fantastic w.e. HUGS. NI

ann said...

I should join. Looks like a lot of fun. We have those cranes here and I have yet to get a photo. Yours is amazing. I may have an opportunity one day when I catch the local bird in my backyard water garden trying to snatch one of my two little koi. They are hardly worth the effort at about 5 inches. The one you photographed is a beauty. Have a great week end, Diane.

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the photo of the cotton field Diane. Something I've never seen before. I must get my photos lined up and join in. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings, Pam

Elizabeth said...

Love the photos !

Jo May said...

Hey! I'm visiting from the Photo Challenge, I've been enjoying your blog and your photo's. I'm new following. Thanks for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

Those are all great Movement Pictures, Diane. The cotton fields look almost like a painting- xo Diana

TexWisGirl said...

like the gbh photo!

podso said...

Great shot of the heron! And the movement in the water. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Donna said...

I almost did a similar photo like your first one - taking it from a moving car. I like the effect on the cotton field, giving it a more painterly look. You had good timing for that heron shot! And the fish one is just lovely. Yes, with moving objects it is best to take a LOT of photos and then cull through and pick the best. You had water reflections to deal with, so I know how much of a challenge it was. Wonderful job, as always, Diane!

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful motion shots!

I am enjoying looking at everyone's depiction of motion.

Lorrie said...

Really great photos, Diane. Love the heron in flight with his catch in his mouth. A shot in a million!

Montanagirl said...

Great shots, my friend! Love the GBH with the fish - what a great catch for both of you! I'm still baby-sitting two Granchildren. A 1-year old and a 3-year old, so I've been pretty busy!

Diane said...

Super!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love the picture of the cotton field, almost looks like snow. Thanks for sharing Diane.

Kathy said...

That herron is beautiful. What an amazing shot!

Debby Ray said...

Great photos, Diane! I really like the texture in the one of the cotton field...really give it great effect. Beautiful heron and the Koi is awesome...great job!

cucki said...

Lovely xx

Arlene Grimm said...

Love your cotton photo!! Great minds think alike as my blog today is about cotton!!:) Always love seeing your views of the world! Great pics!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great capture of the heron and the koi Diane. If I'd had my camera when out gardening yesterday I may have caught the sneaky heron at our pond but he flew over the trees when he heard me coming.
The cotton fields are nice, you'd never know it was a moving shot.
Have a good weekend lavender sister.

Rose said...

I love the shot of the cotton fields...I finally got to see some when we went down to New Brunswick to see my daughter graduate from an academy down there.

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

Very nice photos. I especially like the last one of the Koi. There's a lot happening there -- wavelets, reflections and, of course, the fish.

bj said...

holy cow..these are great photos...I forgot about the challenge.

Sally Crowe said...

Awww - these are really nice, Diane. I like them all. :)

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, those cotton fields back home - can't remember which song that is from, but now it is playing in my head! Wonderful captures today - love the heron. Looks like he has captured a Koi, too! xo Karen

Trace4J said...

Wow!!!
I love the heron flyIng.
What a great photo.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Woolie hugs

Shug said...

The picture of the cotton field sure lights up my heart! My parents have shared so many stories about the cotton fields.. This one is a winner for me.
Enjoy a great weekend..

Nancy Vance said...

The heron is great! We have those around here, near the river, and I've never been able to get a good shot. They're so skittish that by the time I get the camera to my eye the bird is already gone. Good job!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful shots. I love the lucky Heron shot. The movement in the water of the third shot is remarkable.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Diane, Love your photos today. Wishing you a nice weekend.

Simply Shelley said...

I think the Koa fish are beautiful. The cotton patch made me think of my mama, her family worked them when she was a child. All your photos are great. I'm having a little give away at my blog, if you would like to get in on it. I'll be drawing a name Tuesday. Blessings friend

Cheryl said...

These are all lovely photos!! I love the heron with its outstretched wings...beautiful capture!

Mary said...

Great shots Diane - all three show movement well and the heron with the fish in its beak is fabulous.

See you're back in Florida already - have a good Winter and think of us shivering soon!!!

Thanks of your comment on the challenge post - I am lucky to have traveled and photographed much of the world, but I'll let others do the books I think!

Happy day -
Mary

Sam I Am...... said...

Amazing photos! I love the fish....you got a good one there!

cynthia lee designs said...

Great photo's, Diane!!
hugs,
Cindy