This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Blue-Greens prompt.
I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Common Kingfisher found in Europe and parts of Asia.
The birds plumage varies between blue and green depending on the direction and quality of light falling on it. Here is three photos of the same male photographed at different times and in different light.
This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.
As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.
I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.
Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.
Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.
Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.
A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.