Make A Splash

Kid on beach7 ChagitMoriahGibor

Photo: Chagit Moriah-Gibor

 

Make a splash

Face the turmoil

Don’t let the surf

Turn you back.

Hold on tight

To your courage

Let waves become

Your heart’s soundtrack.

 

 

For the Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Splash

 

 

Guarded

guarded NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Sentinels

Set in stone

Guard gates of

This temple zone.

Come to leave

You must pass

By these guards

From the past,

Who protect it

Perhaps

From time’s

Inevitable collapse.

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Challenge: Doors and doorways

 

Not Itsy

Not Itsy AdiRozenZvi

Photo: Adi Rozen-Zvi

 

This is no macro shot

Of a small spider

Up close,

But a photo of one

That is bigger than most.

Sized to barely fit

In the palm of a man,

It clung to a web

That could use

A steadier hand.

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Challenge: Big

Trivia: Giant Golden Orb Weavers (Nephilia Pilipes) are named for the way their intricate webs shimmer in the light. Females can grow to 20 centimeters (8 inches!!) in size and have a long slim, black body with golden spots on their back, and long skinny legs (the males are about 10 times smaller, sorry guys). Female Giant Golden Orb Weavers can build gigantic webs that can span 2 meters (6-7 feet!!) across, often between large trees, where they can be seen resting on their webs and protecting their territory (yep, that’s exactly what the photo we took above depicts). They bite their prey to immobilize it, and though their bite is not dangerous to humans, if you do get bitten by one of these mega-spiders, I cannot guarantee that you will not have LOTR-style nightmares of massive arachnids coming to get you.

 

 

Transition

transformed NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Life to hatch

Life to stall

As a change

Transforms all.

While new wings

Rise and fall,

Will it a ‘before’

Recall?

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Changeable

 

 

Window Wonder

Reflection InbarAsif

Photo: Inbar Asif

 

If the world’s reflected

Like a mirror

In the windows

Of your mind,

Would you know to tell

The difference

Between inside

And outside?

 

 

For Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Windows

 

Fleecy Sky

fleece sky OrlyFuchsGalchen

Photo: Orly Fuchs Galchen

 

When the clouds

Wrap the heavens

With fleece specs

Lined to dry,

Will the skies

Warm the living

With dappled light

From on high?

 

 

For the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Look up

 

Path to Light

Path to light SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

A long way stretches forward

Past the past

Toward light,

As they walk

In the footsteps

Of those who’d been here

And passed.

 

 

For the Which Way challenge

And Lens-Artists Challenge: Path

 

Fence Friends

audience1 SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Side by side

Nose to fence

They stand in awe

And suspense:

Here’s a duck

There’s a mouse.

Is the red thing

Their house?

What do animals

Eat?

Not small children?

Just treats?

From their safe

Vantage point

The zoo does not

Disappoint.

And they admire

The goose

Glad its not

On the loose.

 

 

 

For the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Fence

 

Blue Lass

blue evening SmadarHalperinEpshtein

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

Does she yet

In the tower

Await

For the draw

Of a knight

In the simmering

Light,

Or do blue

Evenings

Now pass

Inked by

No pining

Lass?

 

 

For the Lens-Artists photo challenge: Blue