I just realized I used the Macaws for another photo challenge! Here’s the one I was going to use originally, anyway: My niece and her friend seeing how their friendship necklace fits together:
The weekly photo challenge from two weeks ago was to post a photo that speaks about friendship. I chose these two Macaws. They are big buddies and have such fun together…. Such lovely birds, too.
The word for this week’s Photo Challenge is “unfocused.” Certainly an easy one for me as I have many photos that fall into that unsightly category. 🙂
I’m like a photography hoarder, I keep
the even the blurry and goofy pictures!
This pretty fella, the bright Peacock, moved just as I clicked.
The second photo is the effect of theatrical lighting on aluminum scaffolding. Not only is it blurry, it’s also distorted! Two features for the price of one with that photo!
Last week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was to post something that says “together.”
Well, I’m a bit late with this – haven’t had my act together!
Here are two colorful Macaws who are having such fun together. These kids are hilarious when they’re together! They seem to love each other, but they fight like cats and dogs, too!
Here are two lovely butterflies doing what butterflies do when they’re together.
The photo challenge this week is to define what “distorted” might look like.
The first thing that came to my mind? Politicians and supposed “entertainers” like the horrible Rush Limbaugh. A picture of Rush Limbaugh does embody the word distorted, distort, distortion, like non other I can think of. But, I have never photographed him, nor would I ever want to.
Limbaugh’s recent on-air comments about a Georgetown law student’s appeal to Congress on the contraception issue, were so twisted, so hateful, and so misogynistic that it baffles the mind. We are in the 21st century, correct?
Limbaugh called Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke “a prostitute and a slut” for arguing that birth control should be covered by insurance at religious workplaces or institutions. But, more troubling than his sick, sick words? Some GOP politicians see nothing wrong with what Limbaugh said. I kid you not.
That’s not only distorted, it’s incredibly troubling…..
Anyway, about my entry, I captured this beautiful fellow (the zoo docent said though he’s mighty pretty, he’s a real pest!) at Zoo Miami while he was shaking his lovely plume. I am sorry I cannot recall the name of this bird…. I also don’t recall if he is a pigeon or a dove… I will attempt to find the answer though.
This week the word for the photo challenge is, ready.
This little guy is deciding whether to jump into the water.
To splash or not to splash? That is the question!
He stood there a while just looking into space. Perhaps he was just dreaming, or maybe he didn’t like the water fountain. Or, maybe he was wondering if he needed a bath. Do birds decide when they’re ready for a bath? Maybe!
He seemed leery about the water fountain. He wouldn’t jump in until the fountain stopped…
Then the water suddenly stopped and he was ready….
And then, not two seconds later, big splash!
Love those splashes!
He is having a grand time, until another bird came and he flew away…. you can see the wake he left!
Click on any of the photos to see a larger version.
This week’s challenge is about finding a photo, or photos, that say launch.
Last year, early one morning, there were three lovely Herons on the bank of the canal, in my backyard. I tiptoed out, camera in hand, to see if I could capture them as they enjoyed the quiet morning, side by side.
I managed to capture this first photo without their knowing it, but it took only moments for them to know I was there:
And there he goes:
Now that number one is gone, number two is getting out of Dodge, and number three is right on his heels, or rather wings, getting ready for take off:
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Launch (dailypost.wordpress.com)
Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. (Douglas Pagels)