Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting

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

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos I had taken waiting for various birds and mammals to make an appearance in front of the lens.

The following shots were taken in our yard in 2018 when I was doing my 52 week photo project.

I noticed the way a beam of light was illuminating a patch of Maple leaves.

Backlit Maple branch.


I set up in the yard to photograph birds in the rain. When the birds weren’t cooperating I photographed rain drops.



Raindrops on a Cedar branch.

Raindrops on a Cedar tree.


Lying in the grass I photographed a Clover flower while waiting for a bird or mammal to appear.

Clover flower in grass

24 replies on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting”

As someone who has done a lot of bird and wildlife photography you learn to wait. I once read the Lord of the Rings trilogy while documenting the nesting cycle of a pair of Great Tits.

My nestbox shots were extensively published in the 1980s and 1990s. I once spent a week cursing the Radio Times for not using one of my nestbox shots only to realise it was one of mine when I put it out for recycling.

I seem to think that I used a Blue Tit nestbox shot for one of the Blue Squares. I’ll check and send you a link if I did.

It was an interesting challenge with a few possible themes. I was going to go with a selection of birds waiting for prey before the idea of me waiting came to me.

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