photo101 #13 ~ Moment

Today’s subject is ‘moment‘. My choice here, isn’t exactly what they were after in the challenge … I know what they meant by adjusting the shutter speed in order to get that ‘movement blur’. However … I couldn’t think of a more special ‘fleeting moment’ in my photography than this. Of course, it’s not my doing — it was all up to the bird. I don’t know what really happened here, I was just shooting Blue Jays, and was baffled when I saw this photo, afterwards.

21 thoughts on “photo101 #13 ~ Moment

  1. nuvofelt

    Yes, I’m having problems fulfilling this one properly, too. However, it also all boils down to how we interpret ‘moment’, and yours qualifies – another moment and it would be gone…..

    1. Rebekah

      Yeah, I know what they meant, but I decided to choose a moment that really *meant* something to me, instead πŸ™‚

  2. Nylabluesmum

    Yow Aunti Rebby dat IZ a purrfect ‘momint’ photo!!!! Well dun!!
    Me asked Mum to let me meow one last time to ya n McDuff. Pleeze take care of each other n let McDuff nose me will wait fer him in Summerland (butt he doez not have to come dere soon!) πŸ˜‰
    Phankz fer beein such a sweet Aunti n guud furend to us.
    Wif lub n *nose bonkz* Nylablue n Mum too x0x0

    1. Rebekah

      Awww … that’s so sweet! I’ve tried to explain to him and he understands. He took it like a man, solemn … stoic. He turns 10 on Saturday. Much love and purr…

  3. Megz

    WOW! I love when you don’t realize you have a certain shot until after you download your photos. I never realized how many different shades of blue bluejays have

    1. Rebekah

      It’s an amazing bird! I’m not from here, so I had never seen one until ten years ago! I became totally fascinated πŸ™‚

  4. PonderTheIrrelevant

    What a beautiful shot! The colors and the detail are great. Sometimes the best shots come from happy accidents (even if that’s not the way it’s “supposed” to happen).

  5. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Oh my god, that’s an amazing photograph Rebekah!
    Who would believe that you’d caught him launching straight up like that?!?

    1. Rebekah

      Yeah, I was not aware! Could hardly believe my eyes, when I’d downloaded it. It has happened once before, with a Yellow Warbler!

      1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

        Awesome! Gotta tell ya though… At first glance, I thought his head was somehow turned around backward; ). Just a little blue-gray feathered rocket

  6. Barb

    This definitely qualifies as a moment – you captured the blue jay incredibly as he started to fly upwards, almost an impossibility! Well done Rebekah!

  7. Nylabluesmum

    Yow Happy Birfday McDuff….fink of me as ya sellybratez n do not wurry me will allwayz bememburr ya…
    Aunti Rebby me phankz ya fer tellin McDuff…me did not nose how to tell him.
    Pleeze give him sum *kissez* frum me okayz???
    Me lubz ya too Aunti n will neber furget ya eether….
    **wavez at Aunti n McDuff**
    ❀ Nylablue ❀


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