Birds In Flight And Cool Mobile Shots – Check Out Our Latest Update


Photography has the power to lighten up our daily lives, and what an excellent way of kick-starting our routines by diving into some beautiful images in the comfort of our seats!

Here is our weekly wrap-up – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit-chat blended with some creative shots from Tersha's 629th challenge on Capture a Bird in Flight! And as you might have guessed by now, some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum as well!

Photo Of The Week – February 13th, 2023

photo of the week bird in flight
Copyright – ElinL

Words by Jasenka Grujin

We had many gorgeous candidates this week, and it was hard to decide. I give POTW to @elax because her shot has a distinctive fine art quality.
It’s not just a simple bird-in-flight shot – the colors and the background make the image resemble a classical painting.
Well done, Elin.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee or tea and enjoy our favorite shots from this feathery collection of shots!

A wonderful capture of a mystical being; the fierce stare, and the wingspan make the soul of the shot!

owl with spread wings
Copyright – Julie Smith

Beautiful and dynamic composition!

Capturing hummingbirds ain't an easy task, and this shot proves that for sure! Also, did you notice how the rule of thirds allows the bird to ” breathe” within the frame?

rule of thirds flying bird
Copyright – Wendy P

This could easily be the cover for a fantastic album to hear during the weekend! Inspiring, to say the least.

seagulls on the beach
Copyright – Frogdaily

Superb capture of a magnificent white-bellied sea eagle.

white bellied sea eagle
Copyright – David Chesterfield

Take a closer look; can you spot the smiley stare on this fast-flappy friend?

hummingbird in flight
Copyright – Dave Watkins

Ready for take-off! Capturing birds with such quality is easier when using long and fast lenses like this.

small bird getting ready to fly
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

Nice reflection!

flying bird reflection
Copyright – Charmaine Joubert

Wow! Circular vignette never looked so good!

circular vignette eagle
Copyright – Michael

“Aerial warfare,” captured in high key!

high key shot two birds flying
Copyright – ElinL

Robert was trying to photograph cotton seed drifting on the breeze and saw these pelicans circling high above his head; this was shot with a 400mm lens!

circling pelicans in the deep blue sky
Copyright – Robert Apple

A friend once told him, “every photographer has a hummingbird photo,”; and this is his, a great shot indeed.

hummingbird closeup
Copyright – Robert Apple

This has to be one of the most creative hummingbird shots we've ever seen!

creative hummingbird shot
Copyright – Kristi

Rich and storytelling composition of a “chickadee flying to the feeder suspended in the air.”

black and white bird shot winter
Copyright – Pat Garrett

Gorgeous shot of a scarlet macaw!

scarlet macaw
Copyright – Richard G

Captured on the fly!

ducks flying black and white
Copyright – Patrick

By itself, the background is already pretty good-looking, but the flying puffin makes the whole scene come together freshly!

flying puffin
Copyright – Rose Marie

What You Shouldn't Be Missing From The Light Stalking Community

Rob asked us about what we are shooting with nowadays; in my case, I juggle between my phone (Nokia G20) and a small Sony Rx0 II camera, and for my documentary projects, my trusty Fuji X100T. What about you? Share it with us!

David shared this fashionista portrait of Hug and Dexter!

two cats on the floor
Copyright – David Chesterfield

I took the liberty of participating in this Mobile Monday Challenge with this shot; here's a bit of context about it:

This community space is great for me right now, thanks to the weekly reminder to take some shots, even with the phone! This shot was done a couple of months ago, but I never felt the need to share it until now:

simple street shot with ice cream truck
Copyright – Federico Alegría

The Mobile Monday Challenge is open for sharing some shots! And if you want to see more shots, take a look at the Members Picks, where our community shares their favorite photographs from our forums weekly.

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum got some nice pictures, and it is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right place for all those people that want to grow fast as photographers.

Here, you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have the chance to critique your peers. We genuinely believe in the power of criticism and feedback. Here are some of the most exciting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and discuss, so please read the instructions for a better critique experience. Share your comments, opinions, and doubts on any or all of the images above. We also will be delighted to see some of your own images. Don't be shy; critiques are given to photographs and not photographers.

Also, don't forget to participate in our 630th challenge on Photograph a Splash of Water!

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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