Lens-Artists Challenge #144 – Taking Flight

This week, Tina leads LAPC – Taking Flight. She encourages us to share images of birds butterflies, bees, insects, airplanes, balloons, bubbles, kites….

I select a few images of butterfly, dragonfly, bee, and birds.

These hummingbird in flight images below were captured a few days ago. They are my first bird in flight captures since 2019. While clicking, I could feel their joyfulness.

I set the shutter speed high and use the continuous mode, hoping to capture their wings and motions. I’m happy with these two images:

 “Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” – Victor Hugo

Your colorful photos and beautiful stories brought me smiles, most of all hope. This image was captured at our local park. I love how the Egret stretches his/her wings. It’s one of my favorite birds in flight photos.

Thank you for joining in last week’s “Colorful April”. We have enjoyed so many beautiful colors, from flowers, sky, and to sunlight and from your yard, garden, mountains, and national parks around the world.  Through your lens, I’ve learned about many plants and various spring flowers. Your colorful photos and beautiful stories brought me smiles, most of all hope.

Tina’s Taking Flight images are beautiful, click here to enjoy. We look forward to seeing your interpretation. please remember to link to her original post and to include the Lens-Artists Tag. Last but not least, we hope you’ll join us next week when we welcome our Guest Host, Priscilla of Scillagrace . Be sure to check out her ever-thoughtful and interesting blog.

93 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Challenge #144 – Taking Flight

  1. I enjoyed these images, especially of the dragonfly (?) in the 2nd frame. With the big shiny reflection off its compound eye, the insect almost appears to be “profiling” for the camera. 😝

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  2. Ah, I love dragonflies. They probably cringe when they see me coming because I’m always angling for a photo of them. Your photo is wonderful in its detail. The hummingbird photos are just stunning, as is the Egret. Her reflection in the water is a bonus!

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  5. Having tried and failed at more times than I have succeeded, you have shown me that it is possible to get sharp, clear images of a hummingbird in flight. That last image of the egret and its reflection on the water is magical.

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