2021 week 42 – Patterns in Nature

This week’s challenge is to find and take a photograph of a Pattern in Nature.
A pattern in general is a structure characterized by a more or less uniform reptition of shapes and / or colors.
Patterns in nature are visible regularities of form or color found in the natural world. Natural patterns include symmetries, spirals, meanders, waves, cracks, stripes etc. Leaves and petals of plants are arranged in patterns, cracks in dried out surfaces form patterns, the colors of bird’s plumage or the animal’s fur often show patterns to name just a few examples.

Some example photos:

Dried out – by Klaus Deisenberger
Cheeta – by Klaus Deisenberger
Palm tree – by Klaus Deisenberger
Palm leaf – by Klaus Deisenberger
Wasp nest – by Klaus Deisenberger
Cape gooseberry – by Klaus Deisenberger

You may find furhter examples and ideas for your image under following link:


Challenge Summary

  • Take a new photo that fits into the definition of pattern in nature
  • Apply the basic elements, composition and focus on shape, structure, lines and colour.
  • SOOC (straight out of camera) or post edit your photo during the week of Sunday, October 17 and Saturday, October 23
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question “why?” in your comments. In other words, “why do I like (or not like) this photo?” or “why did this photo catch my eye?” Thank you!

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple

  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr(or both). Tag the photo:  #2021photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2021 Trevor Carpenter Photo Challenge is fun and easy.