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WPC – Against the Odds 2

This week, share a photo that says “against the odds.” Maybe it’s a photo of an unlikely occurrence. Maybe it’s the photo itself that goes against the odds — a shot you never thought you’d get. Maybe it’s a photo of something you’re not sure you’ll be able to do.

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.” ~ Arnold Palmer ~

In September 2016 I grabbed my camera and tripod and went to capture photos of the blood moon. There was some light pollution affecting the shot until I found the perfect place. The tripod didn’t want to cooperate and holding the camera still long enough to capture a shot was almost impossible. Yet, as you can see I was able to capture several decent photos of the blood moon along with some stars.

Sometimes we are in the right place at the right time under the right conditions to capture shots that would normally be impossible for an amateur photographer to capture. When the chip was placed in the laptop, the moon shots surprised me.

Along with the moon shots, capturing a dragonfly in flight was another impossible shot. Sitting on the beach with camera in hand, after an hour or so of patiently waiting and watching I was able to capture the dragonfly in flight. Meditating on that warm summer day with dragonflies, butterflies, ducks, and beaver before me was worth the wait.

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When the memory card was placed in the laptop I was quite pleased with the result. It looks like the world is rotating around the dragonfly. It was against the odds to actually for this amateur photographer to capture. Feeling grateful for the results.

Another dragonfly photo was truly against the odds because over the decades of enjoying dragonflies, I had never witnessed a dragonfly on a leaf or anywhere else eating. Check out this damselfly eating an insect. This was capture while visiting a friend and walking the trails on her property near the pond.

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Have you captured any photos that you felt were against the odds of capturing?

If you would like to submit your own photos or would like to view other entries, click on the link below:

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Love and Light!


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WPC – Against the Odds

An unexpected victory? A snapshot of an unlikely moment? This week, show us something that defies the odds.

This Sycamore tree was set to be cut down as had all the other trees in this area to make room for the Stewart’s parking lot. Against all odds people came together and plead for the tree to be saved. Here it stands alone with a fence on both sides and wires running along side but what a beauty standing tall above the blacktop parking lot.

Feeling grateful whenever I travel past this tree and always take a moment to honor its life and all those who came together to save this beauty.

If you would like to submit your own photos or view other entries, click on the link below:

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/against-the-odds/

Love and Light!