Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time
Bringing kinja into focus, one frame at a time

Animals are great (unless you get attacked by a swan [swans are awful]). And once again, with the weather not being freezing cold (except in Iqaluit), I think we all need an excuse to get outside and get some fresh air. Your mission, should you choose to accept it (and you should), is:

Take a picture of an animal.

Any animal. Pets, wildlife, something in a zoo, anything. This week’s idea comes from mXxxxXm24, as well as the fact that it’s the logical progression after taking pictures of plant life. Anyway, be sure to give an explanation of your photo if you’d like, such as when and where you took it, something about the subject, your settings, anything. For example:

Illustration for article titled Weekly Photo Mission: Fauna

I took this photo of our rescue dog, Sadie, back in February. She’s originally from Kentucky, and isn’t exactly a huge fan of snow. Yes, I know it’s an older picture, but I ran out of time/it started raining, so I was unable to get a more recent shot. Plus, I just like the way this one looks. Photo was taken with my Nikon D70s with the 18-70mm lens.

So, with that out of the way, let’s have a look at The Rules:

1. You can submit one or two pictures for the challenge, preferably recent pictures. Now, submission is an issue since Kinja sucks and won’t allow us the maximize comment photos, so you can do it in a few ways:

  • Post it to a photo sharing site such as Flickr, 500px, et cetera, then link it back here in a comment.
  • Send photos to my e-mail at leducthecanuck [at] (you know how to format). Have this week’s challenge as your subject header, and be sure to include your blurb and username so I know who to credit these to. Also, include a link to your Kinja, since we usually link those in the galleries.
  • Send out the RGB coordinates of each individual pixel via smoke signal, so I can attempt to recreate it.

2. The deadline is 23:59 EST on Sunday. The exhibition post will be up some time on Monday. Each week’s new mission will be posted on Monday.

3. This is not a judged competition. This is just for fun and to show of our work.


4. With your submission please tell us about the photo. The specs, the location (if you’re comfortable with that), and the background story of it.

5. Any camera is welcome, even phone cameras. I would prefer for people to not use automatic modes, but I accept that composition/etc. will still produce a good photograph with the camera in automatic mode. Editing is allowed.


These missions are intended to be fun, and to give people a reason to get out and shoot. I would like for positive discussion to come about from these, as well as to increase the participation on Photography Kinja. I know there are a lot of new people here that are participating, so I look forward to their contributions!

I will take suggestions on the next week’s mission objective.

An added point specifically for this mission is to be careful if you’re taking pictures of wildlife. Don’t get too close, don’t disturb animals, et cetera. Just a common courtesy.


Now, get out there and complete your mission!

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