Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge posted last Friday is Fleeting Moment,  with an emphasis on “street photography.”

I’m a little behind this week, because we have just returned from the Delaware River Sojourn and I’m buried in camp laundry and equipment to put away!  I’ve just started looking at the photos I took as we made our way down the lower Delaware River in kayaks, where the paths were our streets and the river was our highway – and a couple jump out as fleeting moments:

On one of our lunch breaks, this gentleman hopped across my path.  He was about 1-1/2 inches long in this sitting position, and kindly posed for me until he saw someone coming up behind me, at which point he scampered off!

We also saw a variety of birds as we paddled. Geese, ducks, seagulls, ospreys, egrets, and a surprisingly large number of blue heron in a cluster on one shore.  I zoomed in to catch a few together.  Before we startled them and they started flying into more hidden perches in the trees, there may have been eight or nine of them!

The Sojourn is an incredible experience, teaching about the river basin and the history and ecology of the land around it. If you’re so inclined, you can learn more here.

For various Fleeting Moments posted by other bloggers, click here.   I’m playing catch-up, as I didn’t take other electronics on the river – just water resistant cameras. Now that I’ve posted my two challenges for the week, I can’t wait to see what everyone else has posted!

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38 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment

  1. bluebee says:

    What a sweet little frog 🙂

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  2. eof737 says:

    That frog was pretty awesome. 😉

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  4. komuter says:

    is that frog …..
    wow

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  5. Connie T says:

    Great photos. Makes me want to go camping.

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  6. Whoah, touchdown! Love the video. Wild and crazy bunch! Beautiful nature images that celebrates amazing fleeting moments. Thank you….

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  7. Native Leaf says:

    Glad to see your post on the theme. Love both photos, and especially that you spotted, and captured a photo of that frog, even with its camouflage colors.

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  8. themofman says:

    That second shot has good composition for wildlife photography.

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  9. andydbrown says:

    Thanks for taking time away from laundry to share these great pics with us! 🙂

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  10. marina says:

    Great captures for the theme 🙂

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  11. Penny says:

    definitely have to be fast to photograph critters. 🙂

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  12. Madhu says:

    Love that frog 🙂

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  13. cumakatakata says:

    waaaw.. great pictures and the frog so big..

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  14. Inge says:

    Love that frog! 🙂

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  15. melouisef says:

    Sounds like a great camping experience!
    I am quite envious

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  16. sued51 says:

    I love blue herons…I think they are gorgeous. I like your photo of the frog too!

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