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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #243: It’s Tricky

It’s Tricky to find a proper answer to this week’s topic at The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, Donna is asking for.

Today, it’s first of April. This means, some guys feel, they can fool everyone. Some of these fools are really funny while others are mean. I don’t like this approach at all. Despite, when a fool is easy to recognise and clear for everyone. A synonym for fooling someone could be to play tricks to someone and I assume, that’s what Donna had in her mind when picking this topic. But, I choose to take it literally. Thus, I had to dig a bit in my archive and I hope, you like, what I found there. Enjoy!

  1. photographing a match in the moment it catches fire


2. photographing smoke


3. photographing an insect in flight in the nature

bee fly (Bombyliidae) / Wollschweber at 750mm focal length (35mm film)

A guy, I’m following on Vero, posted an image of this insect a few days ago and reminded me to search for mine, I was lucky enough to capture more than a decade ago. For very long, I haven’t seen one in real live anymore.


4. photographing fast birds in flight

southern carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) / Karminspint oder Karmin-Bienenfresser

These guys hunt flying insects. To capturer them, they can either sit on twigs and wait for them or they can actively fly after them. They are quite successful with both strategies. It’s the same way European bee-eaters get their food. In Namibia, I was able to see a third strategy: they pick up insects from the water surface and quite often they go even down into the water because of the steep hint angle. I even have a few images when a bird just emerges from the water. But, I chose this one, because the whole scene is visible.

5. photographing a hummingbird moth north of the Alpes

When following this link, you can learn a bit why it is so tricky to photograph them.


As usual, click on the images to enlarge them.

Maybe, I was able to inspire you to dig in your archive and find some images, you can publish your images on your blog and set a link to Donna’s inspiration post. Don’t forget to tag it with LENS-ARTIST, so we can find it.

Take care!