Once in a while I see a photo challenge theme for which I already have something to show.
For this week’s theme, I immediately thought of all those soccer photos that I took. I’ve shot enough blurry pictures of the boys running to show motion, but not all of them good.
This one, though, remains a favourite of mine. The sequence shows the run to the ball of the two players ….
…. then the struggle over the ball – the defender defending and protecting the ball, the other to get to the ball.
In case you’re wondering, the defense won the ball :)
Here’s other photos on motion – dance. These are Bolivian cultural troupes and their presentation during local festival events.
They always have such lovely colourful costumes.
Next time I’ll blur their dancing, instead of freezing their movement.
The ever faithful magnolias were out and blooming last weekend.
I took the opportunity to visit them, as they don’t seem to last long in this weather …
The next day, the rains came ….
… with strong winds …
Many petals are all over the ground now … but this year I was able to enjoy taking their pictures before they were gone.
Don’t know what else to do with this, so maybe I should leave it as it is before I spoil it.
Coming to the end of the Orchid Show 2015, here’s other sights to see.
New blooms to come out …
… purple bells …
… fountains …
Oh, I forgot! This is a vanilla root. So the sign says … I really should be more mindful of those signs so I know what I’m taking a photo of …
And more experiments and practice with the lens.
Hope you’ve enjoyed the Orchid Show 2015.
A silk tree, the sign said.
Silk grows on trees? I thought they were spun by snails?
Well, the flowers of the tree are the Silk Floss,Chorisia speciosa, which were not blooming then.
The spikes are decorative, but I suppose it also helps protect itself.
Just trying out the new macro lens. I’d say it works.
Winter has really been rough this year.
It’s the middle of April, and the trees were still bare in the garden …
Here’s hoping that spring is really here to stay …