Becky's Squares

Bright Reflection

This is my day 12 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

A bright reflection off ice on a frozen puddle in a muddy wheel rut on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

April Squares: Bright Reflection

Colourful April

This is my contribution to Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Colourful April prompt.

I decided to look back at some of colourful April photos from my archives. One for each decade since the 1980s with as wide a variety of images as possible.

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1980s. The first weekend of April 1982. I am at the Le Mans race circuit in France documenting Team Bike in their first 24 hour endurance races. A pit stop at dawn on Sunday morning.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

1990s. A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden. Photographed at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2000s. A male American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Recently arrived in Ontario on spring migration and giving me an attitude.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2010s. Late April 2018 and the local bay is still frozen and partially snow covered. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2020s. Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Saturday afternoon.

Photo Challenges

Silent Sunday: 11th April 2021

Silent Sunday: 11th April 2021
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Bright Sprinkles

This is my day 11 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

Bright sprinkles on a glazed doughnut.

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One Word Sunday


This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday prompt Blob.

On seeing the prompt I seemed to recall a 1950s horror movie called The Blob so I thought I would have some fun with it.

Dave the Rubber Ducktographer photographing the rare Cyan Blob (Bloborax cyanicus) after it emerged from hibernation in early spring.

One Word Sunday: Blob
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Female Red-winged Blackbird

My Saturday Bird this week is a female Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and is a follow up to my Saturday Bird two weeks ago which was a male Red-winged Blackbird.

I waited two weeks to post the female because the males normally arrive some time before the females. This allows the males to set up territories before the females arrive.

This female was photographed in central Saskatchewan in the spring.

One Word Sunday: Inspiration
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Bright Night

This is my day 10 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

I couldn’t resist the combination of bright and night.

Star trails over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment with the lights of a vehicle driving along the shoreline road.

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