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Squares Challenge Travel Tuesday

Up the Flagpole

My Travel Tuesday blog post this week is a visit to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at sunrise and is also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A group of Canada Geese rising Up off the water in front of the giant Canadian flag Up the flagpole at the bottom of High Street, Southampton, Ontario.

Travel Tuesday: Up the Flagpole
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Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #26

Looking Up, checking for a predator.

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A Chipping Sparrow looking Up, checking the sky for a predator.

January Squares: Up #26
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Lens-Artists

Tree Stripes

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.

As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.

I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.

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Monochrome Monday Squares Challenge

Riding Up A Mountain

My Monochrome Monday blog post this week is also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A group of motorcycles riding up a fog shrouded mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in winter.

Monochrome Monday: 25th January 2021
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Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #25

Looking Up at the crescent moon.

This is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A crescent moon hangs over an old barn on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise in late spring.

April Squares:: With A Crescent Moon On Top
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

From Ground or Water Level

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Ground Level prompt.

It was a good prompt for me as I usually try to get to eye level with birds and mammals. This often involves lying on the ground behind the camera.

However, I quickly realised just how many photos I had to pick from. So initially I decided to limit myself to four photos. Then I decided to go with one photo from the past four decades, partly to make the selection easier.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

1980s. A male Common Blackbird checking 1what the photographer is doing. I was in a ditch photovraphing something when I noticed this male spying on me. Photographed in an abandoned orchard at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

CMMC: Silver or Gold

1990s. A breeding plumage Horned Grebe on a cattle watering hole. I wanted to get as low a viewpoint as possible so had the legs of the tripod fully spread and then stomped them into a mixture of mud and cattle poop before lying behind the camera. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saturday Bird: Juvenile Red Knot

2000s. A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline during autumn migration. The shoreline was too rocky to lie down behind the camera so I was kneeling, trying to get as low a possible. I spent long enough with the birds that they fed, bathed and napped in front of me. Photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

2010s. An American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight. From the 52 week photo project I did in 2018 when I spent lots of time lying behind the camera photographing birds and mammals. Photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 24th January 2021

Silent Sunday: 24th January 2021