Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Header Competition # 7

It is time again to change the header. MacTomDarla and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. Go to the other sites to see their interpretation of  Tom's suggestion of a "motion". We are keeping the competition small, limited to just to this group. Since I won last week the pressure was off and I'm just trying to keep the shield in Ohio.

I did have one problem. Every time I took a photo the motion stopped. What to do, what to do. I looked at a Swallow in the motion of flight this Summer trying to get to the nest. It was an interesting photo.

Then I thought of the Great Blue Heron at the rookery this Spring spreading it's large wings as it moved through the sky.


Then there was the one I chased along the edge of the lake with the moving water in the morning light. Watch out for that tree. Wait, that is a George of the Jungle problem.

Then there was this one in the pond from last week with him moving the water with his strong legs.


But I finally decided on a Seagull in flight, I hope you like it and see the power of motion of the wings in the air.

21 comments:

Darla said...

Good Grief! This is a beautiful header photo Tom..........

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello my dearest fishing friend!
Wow it's fabulous and what a beautiful blue background!
Your blog is always full of beautiful energies!
Léia

imac said...

Flying high Tom, will be back to vote - when friends have gone.

Becca's Dirt said...

I love your interpretation of movement. What a beautiful bird. Now I have to check another one.

Tom said...

Excellent... I was going to go with a bird in flight... but your shot as certainly out classed mine... again as an header it makes a great shot and sets your blog off well... Once again I do not think this is an easy pick... I'm sure others will agree that this little bit of fun we take part in each week is throwing up some great pictures.
I will be back later after I have had a good old think..

Tom

Tipper said...

Wow what a header! I like all the shots-especially the one peeking from behind the tree-too cute.

SandyCarlson said...

I love the great blue in silhouette. Looks like he's having a heated conversation with a tree. Which I have done before, myself....

Sandi McBride said...

Like it? I love it!
Sandi

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great photos Tom. All four of you did well this week. I'd hate to judge!!!!! Love your header photo... Amazing!!!

Happy Thanksgiving,
Betsy

Jenn Jilks said...

The challenges of our feathered friends! :-) Well done.

Gaelyn said...

Wow Tom that's a great sea gull capture! But it's not moving. ;-)
I like the swallow and heron in motion. Now to see the others.

Jo Castillo said...

Great photos, especially the header. Wow. Happy Thanksgiving!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

You have outdone yourself on this one Tom. Truly magnificent!! Congrats my friend!!

Carolyn said...

This is a great photo Tom as are all of your others. I love the swallow in flight, nice capture.
Smiles

NicoleB Egypt said...

Sweet shots! I love your new header - amazing in flight catch!
Swallows are some of the hardest birds to capture in flight!

Twisted Fencepost said...

You got some great shots, Tom!
But I agree the header shot is perfect!

Jack and Joann said...

Your photograpy is becoming totally amazing. Love the deep deep blue skies and that bird. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. We are doing great. Heading to little Jack's for our turkey dinner.

Mary said...

Wonderful header! You guys are having a lot of fun with this idea:-)

Craver Vii said...

You have outdone yourself with that header!! It is so perfectly framed!

Happy Thanksgiving, Fishing Guy!

Paul said...

That's an awesome gull pic. You always have unique shots on your site.

eileeninmd said...

I love your new header photo! It is just wonderful.