Macro Monday

Gatekeeper Butterfly

My Macro Monday post this week is a Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus), a butterfly species found in Europe. An alternative common English name is Hedge Brown.

The darker patches in the center of the forewing show this is a male. The butterfly is resting on a Bramble leaf in Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.


Macro Monday: Gatekeeper Butterfly


Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Surrealism

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Surrealism which is an expansion of last week weeks challenge Abstract.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Surrealism

The wire mesh of a kitchen sieve.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Pick a Colour

Detail of the knurling on a blue anodized aluminium flashlight (torch).


Monochrome Monday: 20th April 2020

Hoarfrost on chicken wire.


Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary prompt.

On reading the prompt I didn’t have any ideas for some time. Then I thought about the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The National Wildlife Area includes the Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary, the first federal bird sanctuary in North America.


Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

The sanctuary is a breeding area for American White Pelicans.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the autumn.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

Snow Geese on autumn migration in the sanctuary.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the winter.


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020


Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020


Weekly Photo Challenge


This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Fruit.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

Detail of a Raspberry.


Saturday Bird

Marbled Godwit in a marsh

My Saturday Bird this week is the Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa), a large shorebird (wader to the British) and the largest of the four species of Godwit.

The vast majority breed in the mid-continental North America, followed by eastern Canada and the Alaska Peninsula, USA. Most of them winter on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the U.S. and Mexico.

This individual was photographed in a marsh between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada in early summer.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020


Weekly Photo Challenge

Dead Wood, Fungi and New Growth

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.


Six Word Saturday: Dead Wood, Fungi and New Growth