Mini-challenge #154 : Things with Wings

jwearjwear learning now shoot & cussLOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
edited December 4, 2012 in The Dgrin Challenges
Mini-challenge #154 : Things with Wings



I do not think I need post any photos on this one but I may later on ,this win was a very big surprise . What has bin done is BIF's and birds those were #1 and #2 I won # 1 but my love is wildlife ,that said.

Things with wings bugs and birds [wildlife] no airplanes, well you can post em but I will not vote em.

Please have fun with this any ? just ask. It will run for 20 days close on 11/21/2012 at 4:00 PM Pacific time. This is so I will be here to vote and end the challenge.




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Jeff W

“PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2012
    just for ideas

    TIME TO GOOO

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    Fishing


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    does not have to be in the air

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    How sweet it is


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    you can play with PS

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    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2012
    UPDATE: I had thoughts of scouting a local Osprey nest but after seeing the jaw dropping wildlife photos already submitted I decided to go another direction. For bird photo's on par with what's on here.. well...to paraphrase sheriff Brody in the movie Jaws, I think I'm gonna need a bigger lens. So I guess till then it's time to get small. I'm pretty happy with these. Especially for the kit lens.

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    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • PedalGirlPedalGirl Major grins Posts: 794Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 1, 2012
    I actually have some for this one! clap.gif

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    Pho-tog-ra-pher (n) 1. One who practices photography 2. one obsessed with capturing life with their camera. 3. One who eats, sleeps and breathes photographs. 4. One who sees the world in 4x6.
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  • leaforteleaforte Major grins Posts: 1,948Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2012
    whoa JWEAR....definitely your catagory. I'm already intimidated with the examples. Just kidding. Will be be nice to see the creative organic flight (winged) submissions.
    Growing with Dgrin



  • zoomnzoomn Major grins Posts: 142Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2012
    1. Hummer

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    2. Butterfly

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    3. Harris hawk

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  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2012
    Here are a couple of mine ...

    1) Bateleur Eagle

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    Shown before, but I withdrew from the competition to do the judging - so putting in again.
    2) Eye to Eye Contact - Taken from a land rover in Tanzania - A Black Kite (I think)

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    I like bird photography, but thought I'd show something else as well ... even if not to everyones taste!
    3) The Fly - Back garden - It is resting on a feather in case curious!

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    Good luck everyone

    Alan.
  • billseyebillseye Major grins Posts: 847Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 2, 2012
    FlamingoSan Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA



    Flocking SilhouetteLa Jolla Cove, La Jolla, CA
    Bill Banning

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  • jwngreenjwngreen Big grins Posts: 17Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 3, 2012
    Not a bird photographer here but the examples and the ones submitted make me wish I was... Guess I need to invest in some longer lenses!
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 3, 2012
    Bill that last shot you should have put up in the last one also ,I think about 60 B 120 wings:D Looks like fun so far thumb.gifnice posts
    Jeff W

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    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • davevdavev Getting older by the day Posts: 3,116Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 3, 2012
    1) Happy Feet

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    2) Take Out

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    3) Fluffy

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    dave.

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  • SyncopationSyncopation Gringo Posts: 341Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    Bird
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    Bug
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    Syncopation

    The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives him to keep on looking. - Brook Atkinson- 1951
  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    1. storks on the ruins of chellah - rabat, morocco
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    2. storks in alsace, france
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    3. a really big bird of some sort in the black forest (germany)
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  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    Superduck --that's the idea nice job .If you are out of your mind like me eek7.gif then you need a loooong lens .BUt just to play and have fun any will do just step outside walk around and click .
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    AH Davev You are trying to duplicate #1 and eagle taking a trophy from an osprey how appropriate rolleyes1.gif very nice
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    Kent I would say that is a heron and as you can see by the eye they do not like modeling that much
    Jeff W

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  • kentwallerkentwaller No "Try". Do. or Do Not. Posts: 158Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    a heron. thanks! yes, we had a stare down. just me and him alone in the black forest...
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    I have to put my pictures up before anyone posts anymore wonderful ones and I decide none of mine are good enough. I picked about 100 photos out, and then eliminated ... I had no problem not posting airplanes, but I did have a thought about manta rays (which kind of have wings), but I got over it. I eliminated craft work and paintings with birds, hens and roosters, seagulls and pelicans of which I have an enormous number of photos, and statues of birds (although I was tempted to post a photo of a statue with a live bird on his head), and all photos of birds in zoos. I also eliminated those photos where I had to crop heavily to get a good view (thus eliminating the rosette spoonbills), and this what I ended up with.

    1. Visit to Branson Fish Hatchery- winter 2006

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    2. Everglades - Wood stork which is one of the ugliest heads on a bird I've ever seen.

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    3. Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge - 2005 - snowy egret

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    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    grandmaR wrote: »
    but I did have a thought about manta rays (which kind of have wings), but I got over it.

    That funny... I was tempted to post this as one of my entries as sort of a joke headscratch.gifrofl

    I do like what you came up with (or whittled down to) though!

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    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 4, 2012
    superduckz wrote: »
    That funny... I was tempted to post this as one of my entries as sort of a joke headscratch.gifrofl

    I do like what you came up with (or whittled down to) though!

    Thanks - I also had one of that statue of a griffin or lion with wings or whatever that is in Venice, which really does have bird type wings, but it wasn't a good enough photo.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2012
    1. Swan hatching

    Swans Hatching- Lake Constance Fauna

    2. Mother Swan

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    3. The Male

    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • linyangchenlinyangchen photons meet black holes Posts: 54Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 5, 2012
    The Rite of Spring (female <i>Cratilla metallica</i> ovipositing)

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    <i>Treron vernans</i> gorging on the fruit of <i>Ficus benjamina</i>

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    Unidentified Flying Object (<i>Egretta garzetta</i>, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Singapore)

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    Thanks for posing this challenge!

    Best regards,

    Yangchen
    where Photons meet Black Holes
    www.linyangchen.com
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2012
    Is anyone else having trouble seeing travelways first two pictures?
    If so, then could you PM travelways, or reply here and I'll send a note.

    Alan.
  • DsrtVWDsrtVW Light Stalking Posts: 1,990Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2012
    Courtship Flight
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    Incoming Merganser
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    Dragonfly Station
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    Chris K. NANPA Member
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2012
    Alans Grin wrote: »
    Is anyone else having trouble seeing travelways first two pictures?
    If so, then could you PM travelways, or reply here and I'll send a note.

    Alan.

    I can see them one at a time - the link takes me to another window and if I make a mistake and X out, it closes the browser, which is annoying. I can use the back arrow, if I remember.
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • superduckzsuperduckz I got a Nikon camera..... Posts: 377Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2012
    They show up fine for me. No issues... well except that they are very impressive and a frankly little humbling! :D
    Accidents and Inspiration
    One of these days I'll have to figure out what my "style" is..
  • Alans GrinAlans Grin Major grins Posts: 346Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2012
    superduckz wrote: »
    They show up fine for me. No issues... well except that they are very impressive and a frankly little humbling! :D

    Yup, it's been fixed now, and nice shots they are too!

    Alan
  • jwearjwear learning now shoot & cuss LOS ANGELESPosts: 7,989Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 6, 2012
    tatiana very nice set just an idea try a lower angle if you could just to see what it would look like .


    Yangchen that DF what lens did you use ? nice capture and the second one is berry nice:D


    Chris I have never seen that many DF's together and that close headscratch.gif
    Jeff W

    “PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE ‘JAZZ’ FOR THE EYES…”

    http://jwear.smugmug.com/
  • pixelpeeperpixelpeeper Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 6, 2012
    My first time in the competition....

    1. Feeding time
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  • pixelpeeperpixelpeeper Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 6, 2012
    sadly I can only load one at a time for some reason so here is number 2

    eye to eye

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  • pixelpeeperpixelpeeper Big grins Posts: 22Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 6, 2012
    and finally number 3

    dragonfly

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