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Terrific Tuesday Trials: candid

This weeks trial from Preeti is an interesting one. It’s candid. The suggestion is that we capture a subject that doesn’t know their photo is being taken.

Now I’ve given myself the additional challenge of trying to ensure that any post still has a theme that would work with my blog theme of environmentalism.

So, candid….

What could I photograph that might not know it was in front of the lens.

First stop the back yard. I’ve been given a lens for my iPhone that acts as a remote camera too. It links to my phone by wifi. So this was a great opportunity to use it in a different way.


Those naughty hens get another chance at the limelight.


Do you think they know they’re on camera?

So that was the start of my journey on this challenge but I wasn’t finished yet.


On a short walk near the house I captured this fella through the willow branches. I was quite pleased with this spy hole. So then I found this.


I like the framing of the tree supports.

But I wanted one more back yard shot. Recently I was given a camera lens that works with my iPhone it can be clipped on the front but as it works with it’s own wifi it can also be used as a camera on its own.

Now our back yard has another resident. She’s very elusive but I thought the lens might give me an opportunity.

On Thursday night I waited an hour looking at a blank screen no sign of the visitor I wanted.

Eventually the battery went flat and I had to give up no sign.

On Friday I tried again. It was later so light was a challenge. Within ten minutes I got what I was hoping for.

I think the lens may have done the trick!

What do you think?


19 comments on “Terrific Tuesday Trials: candid

  1. ladyofthecakes
    July 6, 2014

    Is that… a dormouse? I love them πŸ™‚

    Those hens look guilty as hell. What have they been up to??


    • lizard100
      July 6, 2014

      It’s just a normal field mouse. The hens are always up to no good. Generally plotting ways wi attack my tomato plants, catch said mouse or get in the kitchen!


  2. Expat Eye
    July 6, 2014

    That mouse is so cute! Love the hen pics too πŸ™‚ The one through the leaves looks a bit stalker-ish – which I also like πŸ˜‰


  3. Preeti
    July 6, 2014

    Cool shots! I adore the cute field mouse peeping out in your backyard…though the hens seem to be having a good time in front of the lens too. Nice take on the challenge! Thanks for sharing…



  4. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 6, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome update thank you Liz for sharing


  5. bcparkison
    July 6, 2014

    Great shots. Keep up the good work.


  6. kennymack2
    July 7, 2014

    What a peep you are! All joking aside, the last shot is worthy of world wide publicity. I see the evidence of vandalism strewn around, but is that the perpetrator acting out of gnawing resentment to society or was he. . . ‘Framed’ ?


  7. Rambling Woods
    July 8, 2014

    Oh love the hens and the cute little mouse…Michelle


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