Sunday, March 1, 2009

sunday stills - motion

This week's Sunday Stills challenge was motion. Now, I know everyone will be expecting a few Sophie photos for this category, but I've used a lot of motion shots of Sophie on this blog already, so I opted for something a little different....something from my archives that has stuck with me.



These were chickadees that we found during a hike back in January. I'm not sure if they are good photos (technically speaking)....but I ended up loving the effect of their blurred wings....



...their tiny, soft feathers stretched wide to lift them up and soar.

And one token Sophie pic for all of her fans... :)

33 comments:

Ed said...

Nice, I had lots of birds in flight, but I decided to try something different too...

Mildred said...

I love them all!

CTG Ponies said...

Great pics!

Susan D said...

I like the bird pictures. Very nice. Blessings, Susan

Oz Girl said...

The rules in photography are always there to be broken, and whether your chickadee shots are technically correct or not, well, I think they are wonderful! :)

threecollie said...

Oh, I love your chickadees! I think your shots are just great, so full of life and energy!

The Wife said...

Love it. And my rules are if I like the shot then it's perfect!

Pete said...

I love the way the you captured the wings on the first one.
Very fun.

Shirley said...

Very nice, I love the one with your hand and the bird.

Sharon said...

Love them:)

Jan said...

Who cares if they are technically perfect if people like them, especially you? Glad you stuck a Sophie picture in there too.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

The first shot...that's fabulous!

MariesImages said...

The top photo is excellent!!!
Shows a lot of "motion", also has a nice composition.
Marie

dw said...

Great photos! So many of your images have a kind of cool dreamy look. Love the wing motion you captured.

Tracey said...

Love the birds in flight! Great captures.

Joanne said...

I think in photography we often make our own rules, with our vision deciding what works for the subject. The first shot is great, balance, symmetry, while at the same time seeming to "break a rule" somehow, which gives it even more interest.

Sherri said...

Loved them all, Andrea, but especially your pup. Beautiful shot of her. Great!

Kelly said...

Wow - great shots. The wings are just great.

Far Side of Fifty said...

I really like the first photo! And of course Sophie in motion..I love that one too..thanks for adding one of her:)

Nikki-ann said...

Great motion capture pictures! Birds are such a useful subject for motion capture as they always seem to be flitting about from one place to another.

septembermom said...

Wonderful pictures! The motion comes across so well. Sophie looks cute too!

J9 said...

I love the first photo - the difference between the still bird, and the wing motion of the other one makes it interesting.

Regular Guy said...

Nice timing. One moving and the other still.

Jen Mo said...

The wings moving are great! That is too awesome!

Pam said...

I love the one with your hand.

Tatersmama said...

Nothing in life needs to be "technically perfect".
Perfection to me is when something moves us, makes us catch our breath and makes our heart stop for that tiny little second.
To me, these ARE perfect in every way.
I especially love the one with your hand... :-)

The OP Pack said...

Not much of a photography expert here, but we LOVED those bird pics, the effect of the wings is awesome. And of course, we are so happy to see at least one of sweet Sophie.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

prairierunner said...

Love the flying feathers, they're great!

SassyDog said...

Yu do such beautiful work. Thanks for sharing!

a corgi said...

very nice!!! all of them, especially dear Sophie :)

betty

Rising Rainbow said...

I think the blur of the wings is a great effect. Most impressive.

gigi said...

Wow, those are great pictures. I think that your pictures are getting better and better. Don't you? I wish I had a little more time to devote to photography. I just love it and have started looking at a lot of different photo blogs. They just inspire me so much, It's like I'm craving it.

Hey thanks for missing me just a little bit. I got things fixed and I'm back on line, whoo hoo!

claire said...

oh my goodness, i just saw this post. i love the birdwings in motion - that's such an awesome capture!!

(and thanks for your kind words on my blog!)