Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical.

I was thinking about the challenge and had this post mostly written in my head on Sunday evening. On Monday I started considering a completely different selection of photos before deciding to combine my ideas.

My original ideas was to detail some of the magical experiences photographing nature subjects. Then I started thinking about some of the magical landscapes and skies I have photographed.

In the end I went with a mix of nature encounters and landscapes.

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

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Pond Skaters, not only can they walk on water, they also mate on the water. Taken on a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Mating Pond Skaters.


An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline, Ontario, Canada. Not only can the bird spot and catch a fish in rough water but it can then carry the fish in the most aerodynamic position.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.


Snow Geese on autumn migration. Taking off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is a small part of one of the flocks in the area.

A flock of Snow Geese taking flight.


A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last year and September in a 2019 birds calender.

In the rain.


Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Trees and their shadows on farmland.

26 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical”

Thanks Leya. I went with as big a range as possible so there’s hopefully something most viewers will find magical.

Magical for sure David – I thought your opening image had to be my favorite until I came across the snow geese. Such a special moment – beautifully done

Thanks Tina. I wasn’t sure about including the Snow Geese. Just because it’s special to me doesn’t mean others will appreciate it.

Thirty odd years later I can confess that I used a Tamron lens on an Olympus camera. The shot also won me a limited edition, gold Seiko watch in a national U.K. photo competition.

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