One Image/One Story

This week Ann-Christine has given us the prompt One Image/One Story for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

After some thought I drew up a shortlist of around ten images/situations. I then whittled the list down to four.

Tuesday Photo Challeng - Number

15 hours down, 9 to go. A dawn pit stop on Sunday morning for Team Bike during the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race in France.

Lens-Artists: One Image/One Story

Is this the new universal litter? Has the disposable facemask replaced the plastic water bottle as the universal piece of litter? Photographed recently on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

Peeping at the photographer. A summer plumage male American Goldfinch peeps around a fence post near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The old license plate is being used to stop the fence post splitting further.

On the Hunt for Joy: Put Your Collections on Display

45 years using Olympus cameras. A selection of the Olympus cameras I have owned and used over the years. Having got interested in photography in the mid 1970s I purchased my first Olympus camera in 1976. Taken with a Sony mirrorless camera after I became unhappy with the direction Olympus were taking with their camera design.

Weekly Topics

Male American Goldfinch

This week my Saturday Bird is the American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis). In this case a summer (breeding) plumage male.

It is a migratory member of the finch family found from southern Canada in the summer to Mexico in the winter.

January Squares: Up #31
Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #31

Up on top of a branch.

This is my day 31 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up. A big thank you to Becky for another fun month of squares.

A male American Goldfinch looking Up checking for a predator while standing Up on top of a branch.

January Squares: Up #31
Photo Challenges

Gold Horns

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Silver or Gold prompt.

I had a few ideas for the prompt but wasn’t really happy with any of them. In the end I decided to go with the least obvious idea.

This is a summer plumage Horned Grebe on a pool near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. I thought the birds ‘horn’ and some of the reflections surrounding it were golden. The reflections are a mix of sky, straw bales and a corral fence created by getting down as close to eye level with the bird as possible.

CMMC: Silver or Gold
Photo Challenges

WWE #34: Little Grebe or Dabchick

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #34 Photo Challenge and a continuation of my Grebe species theme.

This is a summer plumage Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) on the large pool on the Brown Moss Nature Reserve near Whitchurch in Shropshire, England. When I was growing up in England a lot of people called the bird a Dabchick but that common English name seems to have gone out of fashion.


WWE #34: Little Grebe or Dabchick