Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Photo Challenge #10

Hey, it’s the first day of summer! Happy day! How is your Wednesday going? Are you having a great day yet?

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I was pleasantly surprised to get a bunch of entries for the photo theme YELLOW. It is a common color in nature and it was great to see so many beautiful images featuring this theme! Special thanks to all of those subscribers who sent in some photos. Here is the collection, brought to you on the first day of summer!

Yellow water by Lead DogKeukenhof Gardens, Netherlands, by ArdenYellow sunset over cornfield by Jock Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands, by ArdenForsythia with snow by JockCaterpillar by Lead Dogby ArdenYellow mushrooms by Lead DogYellow flower by JockKeukenhof Gardens, Netherlands, by ArdenTiger swallowtail on milkweedLovely reflection by Lead DogIowa state bird, by JockReflection by Lead DogBulbed flower floats Haarlem, Netherlands, by Ardenby Ardenby ArdenLovely flower! Fall color by Lead DogYellow flowers along Oklahoma Greenway by JockInside a lilyBathed in yellow by Lead Dogby Arden Maroon Bells reflection River Reflection Bulbed flower floats Haarlem, Netherlands, by ArdenFall tree by Lead DogMaple leaves, by Lead DogBulbed flower floats Haarlem, Netherlands, by ArdenAspens and blue skyLily by ArdenNetherlands, by ArdenHiker surrounded by yellow, by Lead DogColored waterBy Ardenby ArdenLighting bug on yellow petalsQuiet River by Lead DogFixing her webDrops of water on lilyBulbed flower floats Haarlem, Netherlands, by ArdenYellow crab spider waiting for lunchSoftness of a roseby ArdenNetherlands, by ArdenBiltmore Commons, by ArdenKeukenhof Gardens, Netherlands, by ArdenSpiderby ArdenAt Biltmore Estateby Ardenby ArdenA field of black eyed susansBeetle on goldenrodTiger swallowtail on butterfly weedSand Dunes National Monument, COGoldfinchDancing flowersYellow petalsCrab spider

What are your thoughts? Do you have a favorite from the show?

A few weeks ago I asked for some future theme suggestions–if YOU ever have an idea feel free to send me an email or use the comment box below. I would like to involve my readers as much as possible so I always enjoy hearing from you.

As for the next theme–let’s do FOG. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Send me your images please, to sharenaturemore@gmail.com.

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Photo Challenge #9

Hello and Happy Wednesday to you. I hope you are having a fabulous day! Have you made time lately to get OUTSIDE and spend some time in nature? Did you see anything that would fit our last photo challenge of things that are ROUND?
round--2If you look closely in nature you will find lots of things that are round, including the insides of flowers, water drops, rocks, the sun, some kinds of fungus, etc. Judging from the people who joined in this challenge (one!) I would say maybe it was a difficult one to portray.

By JockEye spots on a Buckeye wingAt Jump off Rock, by JockMoon over New MexicoLots of round drops! Water artSunset over the Blue Ridge ParkwayInsect eggsFake eye spots on a click beetle Cat's eyes are round! What round eyes you have! Tree frog eyeGood night moonAn insect laying round eggsSpotted salamander eggsRocks in New ZealandRound center of spider webWater on sheet webWater on lamb's earWater drops on silkSilkMarblesTemporary necklaceWater dropsSpider webWater in the grassWater on Aspen leavesMoon rising in Algonquin, CanadaA round spider's webDandelion in front of azaleaIslands in the streamStar fungus has a round centerLadybugSpider webRound eye!

Let’s do a photo challenge that might be a littler easier– The next photo challenge theme is: YELLOW.

Will you get outside this week and look for ways to portray this theme? What image of yellow can you capture? There is a lot of yellow in nature! Can you find it and capture it with your camera?

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Check back next Wednesday to see what people came up with–I hope to hear from you! Please send me an email with your images if you want to take part in this challenge: sharenaturemore@gmail.com

Weekly Photo Challenge #8

Happy Wednesday! The last one in May. Can you believe it’s already June?

Did you see anything that fit last week’s photo challenge theme of pink? Once you see a few pictures from this theme I think you will agree the color pink is common, especially in spring.

Here are some of the pictures from this theme:

 

Lizard by JockTulips by ArdenTrees by Ardenby ArdenPink by ArdenBy JockLiquid mirrorSecret GardenArboretum by ArdenRose by Ardenby ArdenBee on Milkweed, by Jockby ArdenSkipper on Milkweed by Jockby ArdenWall Street in Asheville, by ArdenCarnations by ArdenOcean Beauty by ArdenFlowers by ArdenOrchids by ArdenPink by ArdenFlowers by ArdenPink! By Ardenby Ardenby ArdenBy Ardenby Ardenby Ardenby ArdenRoses by ArdenSunset by Ardenby Ardenby ArdenAt BiltmoreTulips at The NC ArboretumRedbud reflectionPetalsPink flowerMagnolia blossomWater lilyPeonyPink lady slippers in GSMNPLined with pinkPink backgroundLilySweat bee on pink flowerOn the ATTrail of pink petalsPink tulipsPink tulipWater on pink petalsPink heartPink in our backyardPink azaleaAll pinkLots of pink!Magnolia

So last week I asked readers to suggest a theme. Let’s choose one that Joe suggested: Things that are Round

Good luck! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Please email me any photos you want to share and they will be put in the next Wednesday slideshow.

Happy photo hunting to you! See you again soon.

Weekly Photo Challenge #7

Hello and Happy Wednesday to you! Are you enjoying your “hump” day yet? Is it another beautiful rainy day where you live? (If the rain is putting a damper on things in your neck of the woods, here are 7 positive things to love about rainy days  or here’s why I love rainy days)

I got some spectacular images for last week’s photo theme: SUNLIGHT. This may have seemed like a challenging theme at first but since the word photography comes from the greek roots meaning “writing with light,” it is easy to see that so many images fit this theme.

Check out this image–my favorite!–from subscriber, Jock from Asheville. Wow, amazing, right?

Photo by Jock, from Asheville

Photo by Jock, from Asheville

Here are some other images for the theme of SUNLIGHT. Which one do you like best? Do you want to suggest a future photo theme? If so, use the comment box below or send me a private email at sharenaturemore@gmail.com. I hope to hear from you soon!

Duro River in Portugal, by ArdenBy JockNC Mountains, by ArdenCardinals at sunset, by JockDuro River, Portugal, by ArdenSunlight, by JockSunrise, Florida, by ArdenSunrise Davenport, by JockSiesta Key, by ArdenWalking into HeavenJump off Rock, by JockSunlight gathering, Meritt Island, FloridaSplendor in the GrassHeavenly CampsiteMorning GloryBacklit EgretSparkles on the water, FloridaPearls on silkMorning SecretJewels in the grassDancing TreesSunlight peeking throughSparkles on IceNC sunriseNew Zealand SkyMorning Light, by JoeRedwoods morningDeer in the shaft of sunlightBathed in SunlightSunshine!On the Appalachian TrailSunlight

And for those of you participating in the challenges–thank you, thank you, thank you! I am enjoying seeing what you have to offer each week and hope to see more people’s images in the future.

Our next photo theme is: PINK

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What things outside can you find that are pink? How will you represent this theme?

Weekly Photo Challenge #6

Did you capture any images that depicted Water Art ? Did you enjoy searching for examples of this theme? Thanks to those who sent in some pictures! It is always fun to see what people will come up with!

Here is your Wednesday slideshow featuring Water Art:

At Reinstein Woods Preserve in western NYSiesta Key, Florida by ArdenBy JockShelby Botanical Garden in Florida, by ArdenPetalsShelby Botanical Garden in Florida, by Arden Western New York StateBrush strokesPortugal by ArdenWaterCaught!Jumping SpiderNature's jewelry Red budsPearlsLiquid MirrorsPerfection in a dropBalancedSilkMorning SecretReflectionsWinterPerfection!At Biltmore EstatePinkNew leaves

Our next photo theme challenge is: SUNLIGHT

What image can you create that depicts this theme? If you have ideas or what to participate, just send me your images in an email and I will include them in next Wednesday’s slide show! Have a great week…I will see you again soon.

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Weekly Photo Challenge #5

Hey there! Happy Wednesday to you. I hope you are having a fabulous week and getting to spend lots of quality time outside. Isn’t this a great time of year?

So did you send it any images for our last photo theme of Sky TV? Here is a collection I put together with this theme.

Rays from HeavenNC sky, by BarbaraSky TV looking Down, by ArdenHeron and Sunset by Lloyd, FloridaAt Carl Sandburg by Barbara, NCNC Sky TV by BarbaraSky trailsWestern NC by BarbaraPerfect eveningThe Blue Ridge ParkwaySky in AlaskaClouds over the French BroadGeese heading southWow, what clouds!Rainbow in WNCTogether Drama in the sky!Spectacular sunset in New ZealandFollowing the sunMore from the Blue Ridge ParkwayFire in the Sky!While picnicking on the BRPWIn Great Smoky Mountains National ParkAlgonquin CanadaSunSunset in New ZealandAdirondack SkyBlue sky and pinesWinter is comingSunset to rememberSky TVFiltering lightSea of blueA sunrise in WNCReaching into the HeavensClouds in NZColored cloudsAspens

Our next theme is:  Water Art. How can you portray this in an image? What comes to mind when you hear the words water art? Have you ever looked closely at plants after a rain? Or on a dewy morning? Ever notice the way the tiny drops cling to everything, creating ephemeral works of art? Have you noticed how they hang on silk like suspended jewels? Then, as they sunshine pours through the air, the drops fall silently, a wordless music to those who know how to pay attention.

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I can’t wait to see what you come up with for our theme WATER ART! Happy photo hunting. See you again soon!

Weekly Photo Challenge #4

So last week’s photo challenge was SPRING. Thanks to those who sent in some images to add to the slide slow!  Isn’t this a great time of year! Let’s look at some of this week’s slides:

In Germany, by ArdenDogwood, by RoseViolets, By BarbaraOpeninBuds, by BarbaraYellow Trillium in W. Asheville, by ArdenFiddlehead heartBy RoseIn Germany, by ArdenIn Germany, by ArdenBloodroot, By BarbaraRed budsPinkAzaleaRedbudsPetalsArt in one dropTulipsMay appleFramed in pinkMy backyardDrop of rain on DogwoodBrand newBeautiful VeinsFoggy ForestIn Biltmore gardensHerald of spring--a spring peeper!DropsCurvesHoneybeeCherry blossomMagnolia blossomDogwoodAzaleaRed and pinkFirst flowersNew leavesTiger swallowtail

Speaking of spring, if you live in western North Carolina, here’s a special invitation for you to come out and join me this Friday for our first Game Night. On the last Friday of each month  I am going to be hosting a unique version of Jeopardy–a game night for adults! The focus will be getting together with some new friends, having fun, and learning something about the monthly topic–this month it is Signs of Spring. Have you ever watched Jeopardy on TV? Well my version will be just like the TV version–up on the “big screen” with lots of animation to keep it interesting. There will be photos, and sounds and lots of great interaction.

You don’t have to be a nature whiz or a walking encyclopedia!! You just have to enjoy having fun!

Won’t you come out and join us? To learn more and to RESERVE your spot, see my Meetup Page.

Next week’s photo challenge is: SKY TV

tv-That’s the title of this image which I took on the first day of my 5+month thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. Do you think it’s a good title? How will you interpret that? Send in your images to my email at sharenaturemore@gmail.com, then tune in on Wednesday to see the collection! Have fun looking UP for GREAT examples of SKY TV!

See you again soon. Have a great week!