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Lens Artists #136 – Starts with Letter S

This week we are sharing photos of subjects that start with the letter “S”. Here are mine for the week.

The first one is from a recent snowstorm we had in January. We don’t get snow that often and this one was just enough to make everything pretty.

This one is shorebreak surf.

The last one is part real and part fake. It’s a flower at sunset. Photoshop has a sky replacement filter which is pretty cool. I shot the flower on a white background and added the sunset through the magic of Photoshop.

If you would like to join in on these challenges – you can find the info here – https://pilotfishblog.com/2021/02/20/lens-artists-photo-challenge-136-subjects-starting-with-the-letter-s/

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Cee’s Mid-Week Madness Challenge – Blues and Greens

Here are my photos for this week. For blue – I chose a photo of water and sky. The day I took this, it almost looked like the water and sky were one.

For green, I chose a photo of this driveway with a stand of trees on either side.

If you would like to join this challenge – you can find the info here – https://ceenphotography.com/2021/02/10/cmmc-february-color-blue-greens/

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Reed, Read or Red

This week Cee is inviting us to share photos of the Reed, Read or Red variety. I have picked one for each word.

The first one is of grassy reeds in the summer.

The second is a set of genealogy books from my husband’s family. The Eddy family arrived in America in 1630 on the Handmaid. Now the genealogy is maintained by the foundation on their website.

The last is one of my favorite red birds.

If you would like to join in – you can find the info here – https://ceenphotography.com/2021/02/09/cffc-reed-read-or-red/

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Lens Artists Challenge #134 From Forgettable to Favorite

This week we are sharing photos that may have been “throw-aways” if not for some editing. When there is something about a photo I like but don’t like it in the current state I usually try monotone edits or something in Topaz like a texture. Here are a few examples of before and after

If you would like to join these challenges – you can find the info here – https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2021/02/06/lens-artists-challenge-134-from-forgettable-to-favorite/

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Lens Artists Challenge – Stripes and Checks

This week in the Lens Artists Challenge, we are sharing photos with stripes and checks. Here are my choices for the week.

Stripes made from protective fencing on the beach

Striped zebra swallowtail

The next 2 photos are of buildings which have checks of various sizes

If you would like to join in on these challenges – you can find the info here – https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2021/01/24/lens-artists-challenge-312-striped-and-checked/

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Bird Weekly – Birds with Brown Feathers

Here are my entries for this week. The first photo was taken last year and I believe it’s a pintail duck.

The second one is some sort of hybrid. A Flickr friend thought it was a cross between a mallard and a crested domestic duck. It was very happy to swim with the mallards and regular domestic ducks in the lake.

If you would like to participate – you can find all of the info here – https://oureyesopen.blog/2021/01/22/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-brown-feathered-birds/

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Bird Weekly – Birds with “Butts in the Air”

This week we are sharing photos of birds with “bottoms up”. Here are a few that I have chosen for this week.

A laughing gull proudly showing tailfeathers.

I think this is a boattail grackle that we saw in Rincon Puerto Rico – if I have the ID incorrect – please let me know.

A cute little nuthatch hanging bottoms up.

If you would like to join in on this challenge – you can find the info here – https://oureyesopen.blog/2021/01/15/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-birds-with-butts-in-the-air/

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Lens Artists Challenge #131 – Emotions

I have lots of photos of family and friends showing emotions however I am going with a different take on this week’s theme – happy dogs. I think dogs show a lot of emotion through their tails, eyes and yes even their smiles. Here are a few photos of dogs that are or have been in our family.

This picture goes back in time. Meet Coda – our dog from my childhood. He has that happy doggy smile.

Rosie is up next. She lived with us for almost 16 years – we lost her in 2017. You can just feel her joy as she romps in the snow.

Here is smiling Kiely – my daughter’s dog who recently passed away. Labs seem to have a permanent smile.

This is Bongo – also my daughter’s dog – he lives for his ball!!

Last is our little Gidget. You can see the love and trust in her eyes.

I hope these photos brought some joy to you. If you would like to join in on this week’s challenge, you can find the info here – https://pilotfishblog.com/2021/01/16/lens-artists-photo-challenge-131-emotions/