WWW 12 | Looking Beyond the Bars

Wednesday Without Words 12 | Looking Beyond the Bars

Wednesday Without Words 12 | Toddler looking beyond a playground's bards

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Silent Sunday 30

Silent Sunday 30

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One Impressive Pigeon with Grit

My Sunday Photo 26

It was the last day of our toddler group in the Summer and we had such a lovely time. Precious Sparkle had a ball jumping up and down in the bouncy castle, and I totally enjoyed watching him stumble and stand, laugh and giggle. I mean, what a privilege to watch him improve in his mastery of this humongous bobbing toy. Continue reading

Wednesday Without Words 11 | Banister Dangerous Fun

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Silent Sunday 29

Silent Sunday 29

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My Sunday Photo 25: 2 Very Nutty Squirrels

Precious Sparkle and I were on our way back to church when I spotted a couple feeding 2 Squirrels in the green space behind another church. I was so delighted I had my camera with me, and it didn’t take long to snap away. My little man was happy watching the squirrels dart around, here and there, as they tried to catch the nuts being thrown at them. My word, what a pair of very nutty Squirrels they were. Continue reading

Wednesday Without Words 10 | Father and Son in the Sunset

Wednesday Without Words 10 | Father and Son in the Sunset

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Silent Sunday 28

Silent Sunday 28

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My Sunday Photo 24: Focused Flying Caspian Gull

I took this picture way back in May, just outside the door of my prefabricated classroom overlooking my school’s field. Lunch was over, the birds were out in full force, students were back in lessons, and I had a few minutes to spare.

I’d been trying to improve my skill to take better pictures of things in motion. My classroom, in its remote location was a good practice point, whenever I could. It was right on the side of the feeding feast the birds returned to every school week day, after break and lunch. Students who use the field are always so generous with their litter, you see. And the birds always show their gratitude for their rich pickings in their loud calls, brief arguments, flying displays, and leisurely rest.

On this day, I didn’t have a lesson to teach during the last hour of the school day, the weather was somewhat warm, and I needed the therapy of photography. Like I have done many times before and since, I took pictures from different angles, zooming in and out as quickly as I could, and hoped for the best.

Shooting birds is fab practice for capturing movement … BIRDS ARE ALWAYS ON THE MOVE … even when they’re resting, you know it’s only a matter of time before some feet pushes backwards with wings raised, and body propelled forward.

As usual there were a variety of birds; and they mostly get along. There were the Pigeons, the Brown Headed Gulls, the Caspian Gulls, the Crows, and other smaller varieties, whose names I do not yet know.

When I looked through my shots, there was nothing spectacular. However, I was really pleased with this shot of a Caspian Gull in flight, with its opened beak holding an object. I’ve cropped it to make it bigger though it’s not crystal clear.

MSP 24 Gull beak open

I’m impressed with its focus. I assume it has to concentrate on what it’s doing and where it’s going, and perhaps even more with a beak full.

It’s a little reminder for me of the need to be single minded in my attempts to accomplish some feats.

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What little character building reminder have you had recently, perhaps inspired by a picture you took?
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Wednesday Without Words 9 | Toddler on the Beach

Wednesday Without Words 9 | Toddler on the Beach

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