In the Midst of a Step

The same Porphyrio melanotus as this one.

This shot was taken shortly before the prior one. I’m not sure as to why I felt the need to mention that.

I was trying to get a shot of the bird mid-step. Took quite a few shots and this is the one that turned out the best.

Even though the waterhen would move quickly, this shot almost seems like it is considering its step before completion. Motion seems to have been taken away in the photo, but it’s still very much a part of the scene.

This is my submission into the one hundred-and-fifteenth Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

The theme for this one is “Inspiration“.

I find birds are inspiring for a few reasons.
I like them. They’re good for practise.
I think they’re powerful, majestic and graceful creatures.

That said, I’m more inspired by form and shape than I am any specific thing… I think.

The challenge is hosted by four people and cycles weekly:

Week 1 – Patti

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 3 – Amy

Week 4 – Tina

Tina is hosting this challenge. Patti is hosting next week’s.

I recommend checking out how people are interpreting the challenges. I also recommend joining in. It’s a growing, fun community.

I hope you enjoy.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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8 Responses to In the Midst of a Step

  1. Tina Schell says:

    I must admit SH I’ve never seen these birds anywhere than in the water. Here we call them marsh hens but I think they’re the same bird. Anyway, great catch on this one!

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  2. Amy says:

    That is a cool shot, SH!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. JohnRH says:

    Great shot SH. Amazingly large feet/claws.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sylvia Bacon says:

    Nice shot SH, and you should be commended for your patiences!

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