As a street photographer, I strive to capture those fleeting moments that would otherwise be lost forever. I suppose I could plop any old image from my archive into this post and it would fit the theme of this week’s photo challenge.
However I thought I’d turn to nature since I have been spending a heck of a lot more time enjoying the natural surroundings of Mother Nature here in Ottawa, than I could in Toronto. Our capital city is alive with greenery, waterways and wildlife, and I enjoy every minute of it. Here is an image I shot while on a hike last fall in Mer Bleue. You can read about my hike here and lose yourselves in the beautiful landscape.
The image below is a capture (or almost capture) of the ephemeral feeding ways of a chickadee.
Shane, this is really amazing. Great stuff.
Thank you buddy! Hope to see you out this way soon 🙂
I also turned to nature to complete this photo challenge. I love how you captured movement and depth of field in this image.
Thanks so much for the kind words Jade 🙂 I’m heading over to your site right now to see what you’ve done.
Shane, if that’s your hand with the bird, I’m even more impressed (since that means you were shooting one-handed!) Really wonderful image, no matter whose hand it is. The blur of the wings certainly fits this week’s challenge. Nature’s just wonderful.
Hi Stacy! Yes, that’s my hand, and my other hand was pretty tired by the time I stopped shooting these little guys. A monopod would be helpful next time 🙂
Well, then, like I said, even more impressed, Shane 🙂
wow, fantatic photo 🙂
Amazing shot, Shane. Really good one-handed photography too. I bet those birds were flitting around all over the place, hungry for the food right in your hands 🙂
Thanks! They sure were. Those birds seem to know that when they see people, they get food. Smart!
Great shot, Shane! How the hell did you get such a sharp focus of the seeds with just one hand?
Ha! Probably accidental Stefano. I was probably aiming to focus on the bird but missed and ended up focusing on the seeds.
Very interpretation of this week’s photo challenge.
I do hope that’s RSPB approved bird seed; or whatever the US equivalent of the RSPB is 😉 Reminds me of the movie title ‘In Like Flynn’ – definitely as grab ‘n’ go 🙂 Nice shot for the challenge.
Thanks 🙂 Your comment made me laugh. I wish I could tell you what kind of bird seed it was… but I’m Canadian so it certainly won’t be certified by any American body 😉
Apologies Shane, I forgot you are Canadian. You’ll guess that I’m a member of the Royal Society of the Protection of Birds over here in the UK. 😉
I read the comments where this is your hand! Impressive Shane! I’m certain I would’ve somehow taken my foot.
Laura, my camera is much lighter than yours… and so are my cheap lenses 🙂
Well I would never have known. I think you’re a much better photographer than I am. Although I’m working on it!! 🙂
You couldn’t be more wrong because I feel the same about you. I think we’re both good, and good at pretty different things. If we were one person, we’d be a huge force to be reckoned with.
We would, wouldn’t we! Watch out world!
Ha! A little DNA splicing, and bingo-bango-presto, the ultimate photographer creature has been created!
And, I also wish I had even a fraction of your post processing skill.
That is my favorite part, I will admit! Thanks Shane.