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Friday, September 12, 2014

movement ~ a personal photo challenge





This month's Personal Photo Challenge at Donna's blog, Cottage Days and Journeys, is movement.  I scrounged though my Picasa albums for a few photos that showed movement.  Mind you, I have lots of bird photos and grandson photos that are a blur and a lot of pictures that I deemed too blurry have been trashed long ago.  So I managed to find a few that would class as 'movement' photos for this assignment.  I should have been out taking photos which is the real idea of this meme - it is a challenge after all - but the most recent photos I've taken didn't classify (or were deleted as they were blurry!!).  So here goes.


This first photo was taken on Canada Day in 2013.  These buskers were playing with fire and having a ball.  I like how the flames dragged though the air and one girl's back looks like it's on fire.  I was using my old Canon point and shoot for this one and probably on Auto or Sport Mode.


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This second photo was taken in July of 2012.  The farmer was 'making hay' that hot summer afternoon and I decided to capture the action.  You can see the bale of hay flying into the wagon and all the dust and chaff blowing off it.  Again, this was with my old Canon.



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This third photo was taken on July 6, 2014 through the kitchen window.  The swallow parent was feeding one of the babies on our deck railing.  It was taken with my Nikon D5200 on the Sport Mode so I could capture the motion quickly.  I love how I caught the wings spanned out.



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If you'd like to join the photo challenge this month please visit Donna's blog here.  It's fun to see what other bloggers have selected each month and you really need to see Donna's contribution!  :)

Have a super weekend!

Blessings,
Pam




34 comments:

  1. You've caught some great images, Pamela. I can almost feel the chaff flying in the hale bale photo. Like you, I delete my blurry photos - maybe we'll have to rethink that and pretend the blur was intentional.

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  2. i really like the flying hay bale! nice!

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  3. It looks like I could reach out and touch the sweet birds! And how great is the 'making hay'! I love that photo. I love seeing fields being 'hayed'! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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  4. Pam, a successful series if you ask me!...:)JP

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  5. The point and shoot cameras can do a decent job as seen by your first two photos and that would have been interesting to see the hay bales being made and shot into the wagon.
    I do see the quality of the Nikon in the last photo and know I can get more clarity if I use my DSLR. Sometimes I'm just lazy and grab the point and shoot though.
    Don't think I've used my sport mode - I should practice with it.
    Have a good weekend Pam.

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  6. All your photos are excellent samples of motion. I think I like the bale of hay the best. Amazing!

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  7. These are all great; my favorite the bale of hay! How fun!

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  8. These are great photos, Pam! I especially love the hay bale flying up into the wagon! I didn't know that they shot out like that! So cool! Love the bird with the open wings...great shot!!

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  9. Pam these photos are fabulous! Especially love the bird and the hay! You did a great job!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Nice shots ! We call them action shots and they are hard to do , takes a lot of practice but it is fun practicing , We did a lot of it with our horse club at their shows it is a challenge that's for sure ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  11. Great photos Pam. I love that hay bale in mid-air!

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  12. Pam, wow that bird is special!..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  13. These are some great photos...perfect for our challenge today.

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  14. Wow!! You are amazing!! I love the hay one... xo

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  15. Ohhhhh...

    That first fire photo...

    Amazing!!!!!!!!

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa~

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  16. My favorite is the hay bale flying through the air, loading itself in the tuck. Wouldn't my Head Gardener like to have his hay fly from the baler to the trailer! I should see what movement I can find in my albums of photos.

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  17. That flying hay bale gets my vote! =D

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  18. great movement photos Pam, the last one of the swallow is wonderful

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  19. Fabulous. I thought I was going to like one of them more than another, but not true. They are all great. I always love shots of birds but seeing the hay bale flying through the air is quite unique. I need to practice with my camera.

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  20. Haha, thanks for the plug on my contributions this month! I completely understand about pulling photos from archives at times because life gets busy. And like you, I trash virtually all of my photos that have the least little bit of blurriness! The second shot is really fun. I can hear "whoosh" in my brain when I see that flying bale of hay! And the outstretched wings of the bird is really beautiful. Great job, as always, Pam!

    Terrific job on showcasing movement. Light movement at dusk and dark is always so fascinating to see the patterns and swirls.

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  21. Fantastic challenge. Love the bird image. Nice job on that.

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  22. Wonderful movements shots Pam. The bird's feathers are amazing. x

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  23. You captured movement really well Pam. I love the swallow image.

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  24. Believe it or not, I have twirled fire before! It was a very long time ago, but I remember it being exciting. The haying photo look very familiar also. Although I didn't grow up on a farm, I have lived in rural areas all my life and often used to see this very scene in the summer fields. Now, most every makes the big round bales. The bird shot is stunning. Like you said, beautiful wings! Nice, nice photos.

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  25. It does look like her back is on fire! I've enjoyed all of your photos,
    it's rarely I ever have captured motion shots.

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  26. You found three very good example, Pamela!

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  27. I love the feeling of movement all three photos show Pamela - you did so well.
    Must admit the swallows are my favorite though - I love seeing parents feed their offspring and you really have a lovely photo here - such beautiful birds.

    Happy day -
    Mary

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  28. Your bird photo is amazing!! You definitely caught movement in that photo. So pretty!

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  29. Oh Pamela mother swallow on the wing feeding her baby is outstanding!
    What a capture of movement!
    Ejnoy your week
    Shane

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  30. Hi Pamela. I love your movement photo's. That is a nice challenge. I must go and look at Donna's blog.
    Have a nice week

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  31. that is so odd ... my comment totally disappeared again?? i wonder where it went??! i enjoy the hay bale shot & the birdie one too. have a great day!! ( :

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  32. Great "movement" photos. Your cameras do a beautiful job! Thanks for sharing. Of course, you know I love the baler and the bales of hay flying in the wagon!

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