Lens-Artists Challenge #16 – BIG Can Be Beautiful Too!
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Back on Lens-Artists Challenge #11, Amy was focused on “Small is Beautiful”. This week I’d like to submit that Big can be Beautiful too! Exhibit A – the gorgeous hawk in my opening image. He visited a large tree next to my home earlier this year and posed nicely until I could get a shot without too many leaves in the way.
“Life is one big road with lots of signs.”
Speaking of posing, this beautiful peacock was giving us quite a show. I must admit I’d never seen a peacock fly, nor sit in a tree. Typically they’re on the ground strutting their stuff. This male showed us that peacock flight capabilities are actually quite good 😀. Well excuse us for wondering!
“Big results require big ambitions.”
Now there are those I’m sure who would say an alligator is not necessarily beautiful, but I would beg to differ. They are amazing creatures, built of strong armor and blessed with big, beautiful teeth – the better to eat you with if you are a small animal or an unsuspecting bird. Here on Kiawah, we don’t bother them and they don’t bother us. But a big lens and a bit of distance are very good things where gators are concerned.
“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.”
I’ll close with an image from this past week. A friend and I were shooting a very large flock of seabirds when they all decided to leave en masse. The tiny little sandpipers looked a bit lost among the large numbers of much bigger skimmers and gulls, but they seemed to hold their own quite nicely. But the MOST fun thing about the shoot was that I was sharing it with a good friend I’d previously known only through blogging. We had a great time connecting in real life vs virtually, and our husbands very much enjoyed the connection too. Whew!!
I look forward to seeing your Big Shots (pun intended) this week. Do remember to tag your posts Lens-Artists so that we can all see them in the WP Reader. Be sure to check in with Patti of Pilotfish next Saturday for Challenge #17.
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Many thanks Rabindranath
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That peacock took my breath away!
Thanks GF, he’s a beauty!
Hi Tina! Love the Churchill quote. I was just writing about attitude today on my blog. I love the way you incorporate the quotes into the photography.
Thanks so much Forestwood!
Another addition to your album: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2018/10/27/big-and-beautiful/
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I hope you were far away from the alligator Tina!! Here is my entry
Always Nora! Thanks
I loved your post, Tina, photos, quotes and thoughts, lovely to read and look at! And for such a nice theme too. 🙂 Here’s my entry, https://doarnicol.wordpress.com/2018/10/26/mare-magic-maret-big-can-be-beautiful-too/
Thanks very much Nicole!
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I am cleaning out my digital files and found this from 2006, the year I bought my first DSLR. https://3rsofretirement.com/2018/10/26/big-buddha/
Good find Marie!!
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Hi Tina this is to complete the loop (which will be left uncompleted). I must still answer your question; but it is complicated and thus unanswered as for now (alas an uncompleted loop). I replied to you comment on my post but it vanished but tried again.
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Welcome to our challenge Danny, thanks for joining us
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Thanks for joining us john
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Double big!! (Moon and mt). Very nice!
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Thanks for joining us
Just Fantastic Tina!!! love the ‘BIG’ stuff….truly not sure how you got that gator…..BIG!!!😜👍
Thanks april😊, he was posing for me!
Sent from my iPhone
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Nicely done-great variety
Hi Tina, thanks for inspiration…Nice photos there…I like the one with peacock…lucky to find this…
Welcome to our challenge HHY, beautiful choices
Thanks Tina Schell
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Sometimes it’s about the journey and not the quality of photographs. 😉 How I entered Venice on top of a giant.
So true, thanks for joining us!
Tried to comment on your post but had a problem there. I wanted to say Wow, that must have been quite the view from up there! LOL’d about “the killing screen”!
Oh, why was it a problem? I checked the spam folder but there is nothing there. Thank you for telling it to me here. 🙂
No, it just wouldn’t take my comment, not sure why
Great challenge. Here’s mine https://lightwords.blog/2018/10/24/big-and-beautiful-are-a-matter-of-proportion-and-preferrence/
Thanks Carol, happy to have you join us!