Saturday, August 09, 2014

Personal Photography Challenge: August


This month's photography challenge subject was animals. I love watching animals in the wild, although I'm not particularly fond of pets in the house, nor visiting zoos. Each of these photos was taken while out and about.
 

This Moon Jellyfish is just one of dozens seen in Tod Inlet this weekend. I paddled around in the dinghy, pausing to look at the bottom and all the wonderful life scurrying about. These graceful jellyfish, about 8 inches in diameter, pulsated like translucent ghosts along the shore. This photo was taken with my IPhone and the contrast enhanced slightly.
 

An unintentional animal photo - I was intent on the flower and the bee photo-bombed the capture. The mad blur of wings indicates the speed he was going. Taken with my Nikon D7100 and nothing was done to the photo, taken on Portland Island.
 

This is another straight out of the camera photo, taken with my Nikon. Mr. and Mrs. Purple Martin. They were not very shy at all. Nesting boxes at the Ladysmith Marina were filled with their swooping comings and goings.

I'm late to the party this month as we've been out on the boat again. Tim returns to work on Monday so things will be a little more back to normal. 

Thanks to Donna for hosting the Photography Challenge.

28 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's such a nice clear photo of the jellyfish...not always easy to get the contrast right for those. And I love those birds! Enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Wow, I've never seen a jellyfish in the water, it does have a ghostly effect.
Your other shots are great too.

Vee said...

The birds are wonderful, the photo bomb very cute...bees what can you do with them...but the jellyfish is intriguing.

Helsie said...

Great photos Lorrie especially the jelly fish

bj said...

O, my...your photos are so wonderful. I LOVE that jellyfish..awesome capture.

bj said...

O, my...your photos are so wonderful. I LOVE that jellyfish..awesome capture.

Cheryl said...

I am echoing your other commenters in saying that the jellyfish photo is particularly fascinating. You did a marvelous job of capturing his mystery and movement in the water.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

They're all great 'animal' photos Lorrie!
Aren't those bees amazing - they so love blue flowers.
The House martins are such a sweet couple working together building the
nest for their expected arrivals!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great photos Lorrie, the pic of the jellyfish is especially wonderful!

aimee said...

Amazing photo of a jellyfish---love it!
Blessings, Aimee

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

We have enjoyed your August photo challenge! Each pic is exquisite.

Brenda
xox

cucki said...

Amazing and very lovely pictures
Sweet hugs x

LindyLou Mac said...

Calling by from the APPC, great minds think alike Lorrie. Love your entries, good to meet you now following.

ClickNCamera said...

These are impressive photos. The jellyfish looks like lace and is really gorgeous! Enjoy your day!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great photos. I have such a hard time getting a good photo of a bee. And the jellyfish is great!!!! I'm glad you've been having some for relaxing and photos.

I agree with you - animals in the wild and no zoos.

Donna said...

Glad you could join us again this time, even though you have a busy time of year. How funny that there are two participants that featured jellyfish! I would have never guessed that it in a million years. Lovely detail captured through the water. The closeup of the bee is also lovely. The photo of the birds is my favorite. Terrific composition.

Mary said...

I love the purple martins against the blue sky.
Lorrie, are they the stinging type of jellyfish, hopefully not if you were trailing hand or foot through the water!
Yes, odd that two of you featured jellyfish to surprise us!

Glad you are enjoying the boat so much.
Hugs - Mary

Egléa Senna said...

Uma bela seleção de fotos! Muito bom!
Um abraço!
A beautiful selection of photos! Very nice!
Hugs!

Debby Ray said...

Wow...a jellyfish! That's awesome! Love all of your photos. Have a good day!

ellen b. said...

Wow! The photo of the jellyfish is amazing. Glad you took the time to photograph it...

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Lovely photos. Not sure that I can decide a favorite between the jellyfish and the bee. All are very cool!
Sharon

Angela said...

Beautiful Jelly fish- ethereal!

l.wilks11 said...

Great photos especially the jelly fish......xx

TexWisGirl said...

an eclectic mix. love the martins!

Linda H said...

Oh, I only like jellyfish from a safe distance, but your shot of it is great! My favourite is the purple martins photo.
I love watching them swoop around...

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Donna said...

Cool shot of the jelly fish!
Cool shots! Sorry I'm late...
hughugs

Little Birdie Blessings said...

What beautiful photos of God's creation. Does the jelly fish naturally have the number 88 in the center? Amazing. Thanks for visiting me today. ~ Abby