The Last Week Discovery: Uncovering Our Community’s Visual Virtues


Photography has the power of brightening up our lives; what a great thing it is to start our days by checking out some beautiful images in the comfort of our homes! Here is the weekly wrap-up from Light Stalking – you'll find finely curated photos from the general chit chat, as some creative images from Tersha's latest photography challenge on Animals and/or Bugs! And as you've already guessed, we'll be mentioning some worth-seeing shots from the Feedback Forum too!

Photo Of The Week – February 8th, 2021

Photo by Click

Words by Jasenka Grujin

This time POTW goes to @rshattil and his amazingly well-timed shot of damselflies.

He said – When damselflies mate, they make a heart shape with their abdomens.

Besides great timing, this photo has a great background and focusing is impeccable.

Congrats, Click.

What Are Our Members Up To?

Pour some coffee and enjoy our favourite shots from Challenge 524th!

Photo by Wendy P

There's something prehistorical about cicadas that makes them absolutely interesting creatures.

Photo by LeanneC

I'm really not sure what this folk is, but it looks awesome! And powerful too…

Photo by Patrick

Snails are fascinating creatures and a personal favourite of mine, so apologies for the bias.

Photo by Andre P

Composition is already great, but those colours are the secret ingredient behind this pleasing visual experience.

Photo by Charmaine Joubert

It is hard not to feel somewhat moved by this photograph.

Photo by Mistyisle

Another prehistoric feeling, and nice & heavy details too!

Photo by Dave Watkins

There is something mysterious about these eyes, and I think this kitty doesn't like being photographed.

Photo by Robert Apple

This shot is a puzzle to me, and I can't really figure out what's going on with this wasp, but it looks wicked!

Photo by David Chesterfield

What are you looking at?

Photo by Tersha

Beautiful patterns and details, and quite rare too if you reckon this is a mantid.

Photo by Randall Hammer

Now this is a hilarious way to close our selection for today.

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

Robert shared a bird with a nice style, attitude and swag!

And an interesting figure that will make you remember both Captain Davy Johns or his Kraken!

Charmaine dusted up her archive, and stumbled into this interesting photograph. It looks quite normal, but if you think about it, it's a great juxtaposition! And that's why one has to go back to their own archives once in a while.

And we want to give a special welcome back salute to our friends Beaky, Erik and John!

Don't forget saying hi to our newest forum members too!

We'd Love To Hear Your Thoughts

Also, our Feedback Forum received some nice photographs, and is clear that some of you have started building a solid photography style. This is the right place for all those people who want to grow fast as photographers. This is possible thanks to the valuable and positive feedback, which is perhaps the best way to hack the learning curve in photography.

Here you'll get your work critiqued by plenty of well-intended people, but you'll also have a chance to critique your peers. We truly believe in the power of criticism and feedback.

Many of our members have nurtured their own photographic knowledge by giving out elaborate critiques that go way beyond simple emoji based reactions or “nice shot” comments. Here are some of the most interesting shots shared during the last week:

The Shark Tank is a great place to learn and to discuss, so please read the instructions in order to get 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. We'll be more than pleased to help you out; after all, we all are in love with photography. Also, don't forget to participate in our 525th challenge on Monochrome!

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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