Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny

This week’s photo challeneg from WordPress goes by the initially baffling title of ‘Ooh, shiny!’. In fact, it’s about the things that can distract us.

Rather like Andrea, who set the challenge, normally I’m pretty focused on whatever I happen to be doing at the time. However, if there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to send me running to get my camera – apart from rainbows – it’s spotting insects buzzing around our flowers.

In particular, I’ve tried on numerous occasions to get a half-decent image of this little creature, a Hummingbird Moth. It’s not easy, because they don’t remain still for any time at all: the exposure on this photo is 1/750th of a second and still the wings are blurred. However, I think I got the rest of it as right as I’m ever likely to, so I think it was worth the distraction.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

3 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Shiny

  1. A wonderful photo!! These beautiful little ones are definitely not easy to photograph, well done!

  2. Pingback: WPC: Oooo 2 Shiny | Lillie-Put

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