I've decided to join the Sunday Stills photography challenge. This week's challenge was to shoot subjects from previous challenges in black and white. Since I haven't submitted before, I looked back and chose the subject of water as my first subject. Many of these could fall under other categories as well.
This is a partially submerged log in the middle of the river, and the black dots are little water skimmers of some sort. I liked all the textures together. It has a calm feeling about it. I guess this one would fall under lines and water.
This is a photo of a parasitic plant called Dodder, which is taking over the Water Willow flowers growing in the river. It looks like bright yellow spaghetti. This one would fall under macro, lines, reflections, and water. I wish more of the plant was in focus.
Here's a Water Willow blossom floating in the river. This would be flowers, water, macro, reflections. It was a challenge to shoot because it was moving with the flow of the river. It took several shots to get the flower in focus.
Here a variety of aquatic plants and the Dodder are being pushed downstream by the flow of the river. This one would be plants, water, reflections, movement, and maybe even lines.
Here's a couple of Swallowtail butterflies frolicking on the Water Willow flowers. It's much too burnt out to be good. This is what happens when I don't get up early enough to shoot and there's too much light reflecting off the water. I photograph a lot of butterflies and since I don't own any major lenses, I've learned to focus on a group of flowers and sit and wait for them to come to me.
This one is nice, but not framed very well. Wish it were in better focus, too.
Lastly, this is Elvis-o my new Silver Laced Polish cockerel in a rusty old farm chair. It was my intention to shoot a lot of animals of husbandry shots today as my second subject, but the animals weren't very cooperative!
Hope you enjoy them!