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The Daily Post: Shadows

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One Word Photo Challenge: Mother and Children

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Good morning from another chilly Hastings day.  Hopefully the day will be nice – it is sunny.

This week Jennifer’s prompt is child.  I really don’t like posting images of children at all, and my own children get too embarrassed if I use their photos too often.  But I love taking photos of ducklings.  And these were just too cute for words.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Child

One Word Photo Challenge:

Baby

Good morning from a very calm and sunny Hastings day.  A relief from the strong winds the last few days.

This week Jennifer Nichole Wells has asked us for our baby photos.  So what else could I show but this duckling being protected by these two ducks.  Last spring there weren’t so many ducklings as in previous years. I don’t know why but I think it is natural selection – the previous year there was a lot.

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One Word Photo Challenge: Baby

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: At Cornwall Park

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Good morning from a beautiful sunny spring day here in Hastings. Such a relief as I have my Social Snappers group this morning.  We are off to a small garden with some old fashioned flowers and roses.  Right up my alley.

This week Cee from Cee’s Photographyceenphotography.com has an open topic for her Black & White Challenge.

I love black & white.  As you know I do a daily post of monochrome images.  This was always my first love and now with digital photography I am able to take my images a bit further.  I did purchase the Nik Collection with Silver Efex which I love experimenting with – as you have seen in the past couple of months.  My favourite preset filter is the Antique Plate II.

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It works well with my florals such as this arum lily.

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As well as my ducks.

I have always loved all the sepia toned postcards and photos of the early 20th century.

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I do like experimenting with other filters such as the first image and these lilies.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Open Topic

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WPC: Birds in Flight

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Good morning from a cool but sunny spring day here in Hastings.

This week  from The Daily Post has asked us for our photos of victory.

In your photo this week, focus on the win, the victory — that moment of glory and pride you’ll remember forever. I can’t wait to cheer for you.

So I am showing some of my birds in flight. Above is a mute swan running down the water to take off.

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I have slow reflexes and it wasn’t until I got my new camera and faster lenses that I can feel a sense of victory and satisfaction of getting some more interesting photos of ducks than just swimming around.  They can be good too.  But I wanted some action.

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It is like being in training – training my reflexes and eyes to spot a chance

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I also want to thank Cee from Cee’s Photographyceenphotography.com for some tips for the next couple of photos.

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Going to the beach in Napier gives me a good chance to practice and win some great shots.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/victory/

https://zainabjavid.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/weekly-photo-challenge-victory/

https://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/wpc-victory/

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/weekly-photo-challenge-victory-the-victory-of-love/#comment-35016

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory and a Joke

https://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/weekly-photo-challenge-victory-2-victory-on-le-tour/

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