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.





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WPC Challenge: Afloat

Follow the Leader (1 of 1)

Good morning from a rather grey Hastings morning.

My daughter arrived safe and well yesterday and it was great to see her again.  Even better still she got some results from her first assignment and one was an ‘A’ and the other a
‘B-‘ so she is over the moon.  One could say she was floating on cloud nine.

So onto the weekly challenge set by The Daily Post which is afloat.  Last weekend I went to Anderson Park for some photos of the black swans.  Even though the light was very dark for being the middle of the afternoon I still managed to get some good shots. This is almost a monochrome image with a splash of colour – though I haven’t edited it much.

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And here is a fish floating in the pond in the hot house at Cornwall Park.  Just another splash of colour.




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Travel Theme: Elegance

Good morning from a sunny Hastings day.  We did get some rain last night, just not much of it.

Ailsa at her blog Where’s my backpack? has given us the theme Elegance this week for her challenge.

So I have gone for the obvious – swans.  I took these at Anderson Park in Napier.

Travel theme: Graceful


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