Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!

By: sonofabeach96

Aug 18 2017

Category: Uncategorized


Focal Length:4mm
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Camera:COOLPIX L810

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post is for the topic:


Here’s what the host has to say about it:

Like a dog that sees a squirrel and jerks the leash out of its owner’s hand to chase it, I just can’t help but get excited, and 100% sidetracked, by monarchs, swallowtails, frittilaries, hairstreaks. They’re like jewels of the air. They are vibrant, graceful, full of light. And they are goofy as well, wobbling and weaving in their flight in a way that makes me laugh. I photograph them at every opportunity.

What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you? What is your “Ooh, shiny!”?


Many things distract me.  I’m like a fruit fly most of the time.  But, I chose a few of my most prominent distractions.

Here’s my take on it:

A beautiful sunset will make me take notice:

Can’t see a puppy without stopping for a cuddle:

My baby?  She stops me in my tracks:

These cats?  BIG distraction:

Whether planning a trip to, being in or on, or just daydreaming about, I always have my mind on the ocean:


My songs of the day are:

“Tracks In The Snow” by The Civil Wars

“Sunset Highway” by Steve Earle

“Distraction #74” by The Avett Brothers

“Baby, I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton

“Shiny” by The Decemberists

“Puppy Love” by Lana Del Rey

“The Ocean” by Led Zeppelin

“Crosseyed Cat” by Muddy Waters

41 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!”

  1. Happy Friday to you!!

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  2. The love for your family shines through, especially here.

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  3. As always, I’m drawn to the sunset picture. And the ocean. 🙂

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  4. Great pictures and also wonderful distractions! Love them all

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  5. That puppy is adorable!

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  6. Beautiful! 😃

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  7. That first photo is pretty amazing!

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  8. Four boys, wow! Great pix as always!

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  9. Love seeing pictures of the family!

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  10. Oh my, my husband can be mesmerized by shiny things…LOL

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  13. Beautiful family. Gorgeous scenes!

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