A Moment of Silence
by Pierre Falzon
(Pickering, Ontario, Canada)
This gentleman was observing a moment of silence at a Remembrance Day ceremony. I was taken by his dignity in a moment when he was experiencing grief.
by Wendy Reeve
When my grandson came to stay, I took him to the Wave Pool. He was a little wary at first but then got right into it. This is the moment the wave hit him for the first time. After that, it was hard to get him away.
by Big Ben
(Corydon, Kentucky, USA)
This is a shot of the passenger in the car next to me at the bank drive thru teller.
The Headless Victor
(Saskatchewan, Canada/Jalisco, Mexico)
On a sunny day last summer, our grandson decided to instigate a wrestling match with his uncle while he relaxed on the lawn. Much to his surprise, the little instigator was suddenly upside down, suspended in mid air without any chance of retaliation. I was pleased that at the moment I released the shutter, it displayed minimal movement in the activity but laughed when I realized the winner of the wrestling match appeared headless. :-)
by Mabel Au
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Took this picture last Summer at the Orangeville Ram Rodeo. Captured the moment when the rider hit the dirt while the horse leapt into the air with anger.
(Chipping Norton, UK)
I watched this woman feeding the birds outside Notre Dame in Paris. She obviously does it every day and the sparrows flock to her.
The Fine Print
by Doug Gray
(Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
Street photography in Port Dover on Friday 13th always yields gems. Caught this rider about to disembark his ride at what seems to be the same time he notices the sign on the post beside him, causing the briefest hesitation until he sees 'The Fine Print'.
Mama Robin cleaning up
by Rick Adams
(Nashville, TN, U.S.A.)
I watched a mother robin tending her babies for several weeks this past Spring. I was a bit surprised when I observed her method for keeping the nest clean.
She would bring in a serving of worms to feed her brood. Then after feeding them, she would stand and watch them until one of them would turn its little bottom up toward her. This photo is one I made of her grabbing a batch of used worms which she promptly flew away with to drop somewhere in our yard.
by Charles Luker
(San Angelo, Tx, USA)
While this duck was busy cleaning itself, I caught it doing the "side stroke". :)
WHAT ARE YOU DOING "MEL"?
by LUIS A VERA
(LAFLIN, PA, USA)
IT'S IN SIMPLICITY THAT IT IS EASIER TO APPRECIATE HOW PERCEPTION IS REALLY IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. MY ORIGINAL THOUGHT FOR THIS PHOTO WAS "I AM HOME" AS THE MALE BIRD RETURNS HOME AFTER A NIGHT OF PARTY AND MRS BIRD IS NOT VERY HAPPY. BUT THE CONCEPT CAN BE EXPLAINED BY AS MANY WORDS AS THERE ARE INDIVIDUAL OPINIONS. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE "STOP SHOWING OFF MEL AND LAND" OR BE CAREFUL THE SPACE IS LIMITTED, OR GET AWAY,THIS IS MY PLACE...
WELL, YOU GET THE POINT. I EDITED THIS PHOTO SOMETIME AGO FOR AN ARTICLE ON BIRDS SIHLOUETTES I WAS WRITTING FOR A NATIONAL BIRDING MAGAZINE. THIS PHOTO ALWAYS REMINDS ME OF HOW WE LEARN TO EXTAPOLATE CONCEPTS AND IDEAS BASED ON ABSTRACT IMAGES, SHAPES OR FORMS. THE CRUCIAL MOMENT IS THERE, IT'S WHAT YOU MAKE OUT OF IT THAT REALLY TELLS THE STORY.
BIRDS ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE SUBJECTS. IF YOU SPEND TIME OBSERVING THEIR BEHAVIOUR YOU MIGHT CONCLUDE THAT THERE ARE MANY SIMILARITIES TO OUR OWN WAY OF REACTING TO SITUATIONS IN LIFE. MANY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE ANIMAL WORLD SHARE THIS GIFT.
THANK YOU FOR LOOKING AND HOPE YOU HAVE SOME FUN CREATING YOUR OWN IDEAS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE.
THNAK YOU JULIE FOR LETTING SHARE MY PHOTOS WITH OTHER FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHERS AROUND THE WORLD
(Champaign, Illinois, USA)
by Emily Mabee
(Henderson, KY USA)
Thousands of White Pelicans descend on Reelfoot Lake in N.W. Tennessee in late fall. I happened to catch two with my 150-500 lens as they leaped off a cypress stump.
The decisive moment "CHARGE" !!!
by Manfred Meilinger
(Wasaga Beach, ON)
Our family spent Christmas in Florida this year. We hang out in the Florida Panhandle. Apalachicola is one of our favorite places to visit. There is this wonderful place called the Tin Shed. It features thousands of marine artifacts of all kinds, you name it they have it. Couldn't help myself grabbing this shot. Just loved her facial expression :-). I had no idea it would fit this month challenge. Cheers Manfred
Perfectly Timed Right Hand
by Rick Bender
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Perfect right cross
I was late arriving to get set up in my preferred seat and was frantically getting my gear out after having ducked into the nearest arena entrance. Round one had started and I was resigned that any shots from here were sure to be throw-aways and was anxious for the round to end so I could get set up properly, nonetheless I followed the action into the far side of the ring, good lighting, figured I could get a safety shot while both competitors were open to my camera. Then an exchange took place and I shot a single frame just as the right hand connected right on the button.
by Jamie Carrier
(Loveland, Colorado, USA)
While in Portugal, I found my husband patiently waiting for just the right moment. I positioned myself so that the sun would be directly behind him, creating a silhouette.
Hideki Matsui Game Tying Home Run
by Gary Wiesner
(Hillsborough, NJ USA)
Game tying home run
I took this photo from the "nosebleed' seats during the inaugural season of the new Yankee Stadium. I am not a Yankee fan, just love baseball. This shot is a game tying home run in the 8th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on 8/11/2009. I personally like the clarity of the photo with the exception of the blurred bat and the ball leaving the bat. I have taken many baseball photos yet this is my decisive photo of a decisive moment.
a funny moment
by paddy howes
a funny moment
A funny moment,in our little village of Franschhoek: I was up early (to do the SCOTT KELBY walk) & caught this man in a decisive moment displaying his models out side his shop ...we had a laugh!!!