~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #212: Motion ~

It is challenges like this one that make me think I’m a lazy photographer! Honestly, I haven’t sat myself down to learn about the special settings available to me, so I just set the lens on auto, focus in or out and shoot. Nevertheless, in my archives I found photos that do have a sense of motion.

Toes in the Pacific

In the photo above wind lifts my niece’s hair as my sister bends down to comfort little grandson Micah. They are surrounded by the ebb and flow of ocean water and surf in the distance. Below, dune grass is out of focus as the waves sparkle and surge toward shore.

Wave Action

Standing by the side of the highway, I just held my camera steady and snapped a series of shots as these bicyclists sped on by. Below, at the dog park, the movement of the dog bodies tells the whole story!

This Mallard hen (Anas platyrhynchos) is paddling with her fledglings out away from the edge of a pond where Jello stopped herself short. This capture of a Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) with wings visible thrilled me. Water is the tell tale sign of motion for swimming birds such as in this Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus).

Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus and Brown-headed Cowbirds Molothrus ater

A solitary adult Bald Eagle stays steady on its perch above, as a flock of Cowbirds forages through the dunegrass. Below an immature Bald Eagle glides along the edge of the surf at ebb tide.

Immature Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Whatever activity gets you into motion, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

Welcome back to our resident Lens-Artist hosts, as Patti Moed of Creative Exploration in Words and Pictures challenges us to capture motion in our photography.

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14 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #212: Motion ~

  1. JohnRH says:

    Great selections. Birds, dogs, bikes. I like ’em.

  2. pattimoed says:

    Lovely collection, Lindy. The birds, the animals at play, the first photo at the beach….I enjoyed them all! Glad you joined us!

  3. Amy says:

    Excellent selections, Lindy! The first image is special. Love your bird captures especially.

  4. Tina Schell says:

    Some terrific motion in these Lindy. Loved your opener especially and of course your eagles, as always!

  5. Leya says:

    A lovely entry, Lindy! Love them all, but the first one is my favourite. The water flowing in lines makes motion so clear!

  6. doclorisoli says:

    I am of course biased since I am in the first one with two of my deepest loves! Thank you for sharing this! I will be reshaping as I launch Manitou in the upcoming weeks!!
    XOXOX my talented sister!

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