Word a Week Photo Challenge: Glitter

Skinnywench at A Word in Your Ear has dipped into her dictionary and drawn out this week’s word: Glitter. Obviously when looking through our photos, we came across quite a few involving light on water, but there were a few other interesting shots as well. Thanks again, AWIYE, for hosting these challenges. Great fun!

 Here’s a shot of a European fire salamander, seen through the glittering streaks of a small waterfall.

fire salamander in falling water

Fire salamander, Cserepfalu, Hungary

Budapest is a gorgeous city, and the city lights on the River Danube made it run with gold.

university, gellert, and river at night

Budapest lights on the Danube

Butterfly wings are covered with thousands of tiny chitinous scales (Lepidoptera, which includes moths and butterflies, means “scale wing” in Greek) and the colors you see are a result of structural effects – refraction, diffraction, etc. – rather than pigments. Very cool indeed.

Unknown species of butterfly, Costa Rica

Unknown species of butterfly, Costa Rica

Almost every evening after dinner the family would walk down to Lake Bohinj, grab an ice cream cone, and enjoy the views.

Fountain in Ribcev Lav, Slovenia

Fountain in Ribcev Lav, Slovenia

One of a pair of swans that would visit the tidal river in front of our cottage every day.

Swan, Trafrask, Ireland

Swan, Trafrask, Ireland

Who can resist the perfect pearls of dew on a spider’s web?

Dew on spiderweb, Klamm, Austria

Dew on spiderweb, Klamm, Austria

My brother and I were hiking/fishing and got lucky with this beaver. Wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. We were lucky enough to get good photos of this beaver.

Swimming beaver, near Lake Sebago, Maine, USA

Swimming beaver, near Lake Sebago, Maine, USA

Again, early morning dew on a very interesting web.

Seed head with morning dew, Styria, Austria

Seed head with morning dew, Styria, Austria

This photo was included in the post “How to Shoot Your Kids,” but it was  just too glittery not to reprise here.

Sunlight on water, Krk, Croatia

Sunlight on water, Krk, Croatia

Well, thanks once again, Skinnywench, and I look forward to more photo challenges. Cheers!

11 thoughts on “Word a Week Photo Challenge: Glitter

  1. Pingback: Word a Week Photo Challenge: Glitter | Scribbler in Seville

    • Thanks, LB. Early morning webs present great opportunities. Although I’ve never done it, you can also bring a spray bottle with you when you’re out taking photos and spray webs to get the same effect. Cheating a bit, perhaps, but you can’t always wait for a dewy morning, I suppose. Thanks for your comments!

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  2. Reblogged this on A Word in Your Ear and commented:
    some lovely shots from fieldenotes from Fatherhood – in response to the A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – Glitter – This week the WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE is CLOUD and already there have been some wonderful posts and photos

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