In the Spotlight: Wacky World

It’s been really great to see our members being so active in our community in the last couple of weeks. Having more time for many of us, photographers, means either taking new photos, trying new genres or finally having ‘enough’ time to go through our archives.

Thanks to our member Ann Wheatley and her lockdown collections we are reminded of the timeless quote – the conversation between Frodo and Gandalf:


“I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

It’s truly great to see our members using this time to do more #PhotographyForGood by uploading new collections, sharing photographs and memories, as well as taking time to participate in our weekly challenges and online meetings.

To discover all the featured photos and the stories behind them, download our free Excio app from your app store (if you haven’t yet – what are you waiting for?). To find your own photo in our next Spotlight, join us today and let’s do #Good together!

Enjoy the showcase of the latest featured photos from our members by scrolling down the page. Every time there is something new and interesting to see, learn and share – from creative lockdown photography to macro to beautiful landscapes, wildlife and portraits. We will start with the photo from Damon Marshall – DaMoJo that inspired the title for our Spotlight today.

"Wacky World" by Damon Marshall

"The world is looking a bit whacked during the COVID-19 lockdown 2020, don't you think??"


"And the Sun Still Rises" by Carole Garside (YorkshireKiwi)


"Hot Chilli" by Gary Reid (Gazza)


"The Devil's Rose" by Charlotte E. Johnson


"Kokako" by Melyssa Forget-Turcotte


"A Boy and His Horse" by Vicky O'Connor



"Mystery Image" by Ann Wheatley


"Bursting into bloom" by Peter Maiden


"Kestrel" by Carole Garside (YorkshireKiwi)

"This is actually a composite made from a photograph of a kestrel I shot in captivity at a wildlife centre in Scotland. I then used a Jai Johnson background."




"Blue Ladybird" by Tanya Rowe

"These little blue ladybirds are such a treat to find in my garden. This one looks like its almost at the top of a mountain!"



"Yellow Flower Centre" by Diane Beguely



"Moss seed" by Roy Chernohorsky (Heiny)


"The window" by Vicki Finlay (VickiFinz)


"Sunrise" by Haydn Parkes (Wanderingwolf)


"Aura of Blue City" by Parmeet Sahni

"Travel has helped us to understand the meaning of life and it has helped us become better people. Each time we travel, we see the world with new eyes. I loved my time in an absolutely beautiful town in Morocco - Chefchowen. Which is also known as Blue Pearl."




"Wairere Falls" by Melyssa Forget-Turcotte


"Fountain Magic" by Helen Knight


"Touchdown" by Vandy Pollard



"Reflections of the way life used to be" by by Damon Marshall

"Nothing draws a crowd quite like a crowd. The COVID-19 virus worldwide pandemic has forced humanity into lockdown day. When will we ever see a crowd again?"



"Haretails" by Annie D Photography



"Casey" by Kelly Pettitt


The Raft by Linda Cutche

"Make your heart like a lake, with a calm, still surface, and great depths of kindness. Lao Tzu"

Sunstrike by the67

"Part of a photo walk series around Hamilton (Kirikiriroa) New Zealand. This sculpture in garden place Kirikiriroa."



Royal Spoonbill Mugshot by Gareth McKnight

"A Royal Spoonbill give me a quick glance, before returning to its foraging in the mud flats. F5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 100."

Rise to the top by Wanderingwolf

"This photo is of a close friend of mine, showing how over the last few years he has gone from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs literally."

Nikau palm sculpture in silhouette by Shelley



Lake Guardian by MDphotography

"Early morning start to get to this location. Was a nice peaceful place to set up for a long exposure shot of this soon to be famous little tree. Lake Taupo."

"Creeping up" by Raewyn Smith (Photoqueen)



Dusty Road by Michael Bouchier

"Late summer in the Rangitata Valley. I was fortunate enough to spend a few days in this stunning part of New Zealand!"

Atticus Atlas by Linda Cutche

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle"



"Miss M" by Charlotte E. Johnson


"Lenticular Cloud over Kaimanawa Country" by Lynn Fothergill Serendipity Photography


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