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July Challenge - CHILDREN IN ACTION

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Greetings everyone

 

We have just finished a great subject and, as ever with these challenges, we had a great set of images to choose from.

 

And now for the next challenge. The last weekend we were all mountain biking over at Mont Ste Anne near Quebec and I was marvelling at my son on his bike. He's 7 and he rides at 100% capacity all the time. Its so good to watch him learning his balance and position, just revelling in being in motion. Not just my boy either, all the kids love being outside and in action and its lovely to watch. Uninhibited joy in playing (and also not having cranky knees). So, this month's challenge is CHILDREN IN ACTION. Kids playing, having fun. It could be riding, swimming, running, with or without an adult.

 

As usual, images must come from Alamy and entries close at midnight here on 31st July.

 

Here are a few to get going

 

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My boy lining up for the next jump

 

 

 

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The kids having a blast on the sledges

 

 

 

 

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La Cocotte ripping along on her balance bike.

Edited by Colin Woods

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Great images and great subject for the contest. Pity I do not take images of kids.

 

Allan

 

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9 minutes ago, Allan Bell said:

Great images and great subject for the contest. Pity I do not take images of kids.

 

Allan

 

Same here. As a single male, being seen with a camera anywhere near kids in this neighbourhood would not have a good outcome.

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I do take photos of children, but don’t have much in the way of action. Here are my three:

 

The Joy of Jumping with a new dynamic carbon fibre turbo brace

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More jumping at a Medieval Day

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Don’t try this at home

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Edited by Sally

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Posted (edited)
 
 
 
I'll interpret "action" loosely.
 
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The Merry Go Round at Butchart Gardens Near Victoria British Columbia CanadaThe Merry Go Round at Butchart Gardens Near Victoria British Columbia Canada Stock Photo

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Here's three from me.

 

Rolling down a grassy hill.

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Fascinated by a butterfly.

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Digging in the dirt with his dog.

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Nice challenge Colin...since my kids are now older, I am not photographing kids as much as I used to.  

 

1) Sack Race at the school fair

 

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2) Martial Arts Class

 

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3) Kids Rugby

 

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Kids photographing active alligators...

 

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Girls’ fun run...

 

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Water play...

 

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Edited by Cecile Marion

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19 hours ago, DJ Myford said:

Same here. As a single [when out photographing] male, being seen with a camera anywhere near kids in this neighbourhood would not have a good outcome.

Same here, and likewise with near-naked female weather shots, but hopefully these are close enough to the brief:

 

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1 hour ago, Avpics said:

likewise with near-naked female weather shots

Why don't you ask them :D

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My three ones

 

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My 3 images:
 

 

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My three images:

 

Three children in Jinotega, Nicaragua, goof for the camera. Stock Photo

 

Three boys in Jinotega who were playing on the street.

 

 

 

Two young girls playing with a statue of a Conservation Corp worker in the Shenandoah National Park Stock Photo

 

Two adolescent girls, one poking a finger up a statue's nose, Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive visitors center.
 
 
Rosa looking at Lola, the cocker spaniel puppy. Stock Photo
 
Rosie, a Nicaraguan neighbor, and Lola, a cocker spaniel with ten percent something else, get to know each other.
 
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straightening out the text.
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A good challenge this month. Here are my three images.

Alan

 

 

Catch me if you can

 

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Rock pooling

 

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Lets Dance

 

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Some pics from me.

 

After the Finsbury Park attacks.

 

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Refugees welcome

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Brexit Kids

 

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Girl riding a mechanical bull

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Kids using dog sleds as toboggans

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Little girl learning how to skate

 

 

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Jill

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I also have young children and they are one of my favourite subjects to photograph so this challenge was difficult for me from the perspective of choosing only 3 images.

 

Running to meet up with friends on the beach:

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Riding bike in the park

 

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Running from waves on the beach

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Edited by Matt Ashmore

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Tough one for me, but here are three:

 

Purepecha girl running down the street, Mexico

 

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Garifuna boy dancing while his grandfather watches, Honduras

 

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Boy twirling a very large hula hoop, Vancouver

 

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Edited by John Mitchell

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Kids Crab Fishing

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Life Jacket Training

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Boy and his dog

 

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Little girl rooting on her dad in the NYC Marathon:

 

 

New York - Nov 7, 2011:  Cute little girl in crowd holds sign saying Go Daddy Go watching the 2010 New York City Stock Photo

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Boy riding his bike home after a parade:

 

Niantic, Connecticut, July 4, 2012 - Residents celebrate Independence Day with the 40th Annual Black Point Beach Stock Photo

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