One from the archives, taken in Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.
In the winter I would regularly check fence lines and field boundaries for wintering bird species. On one occasion I spotted this Coyote (Canis latrans) watching me from the edge of a field.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England in the early 1990s.
I had planned on being at this location for sunset after working out roughly where the sun would set earlier in the day. I had been in the same hide (blind) earlier in the day when the sun was behind it taking shots of the various species feeding. I may have even photographed this particular bird.
A Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) at sunset.
You may think that this is a late Monochrome Monday post but it’s actually an almost monochrome Tuesday post.
This isn’t a monochrome conversion, it’s the full colour version taken on a walk last Wednesday afternoon. I was struck by the amount of snow on the thin branches.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Unusual Tones or Textures.
The morning after the challenge was posted I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise. Despite having checked the weather conditions before heading out there was thick cloud over the area, I couldn’t tell when or where the sun rose over the Niagara Escarpment.
I noticed that the water was an unusual tone, almost mirror like and brighter than I would expect with the heavily overcast sky. It made some of the old wood piles sticking out of the water appear to be floating in the air.
Wednesday afternoon of week 48 saw me going for a walk looking for details in the snow.
About halfway along the walk I spotted this leaf clinging on to the snow covered branch. I took a few variations of the leaf and snow covered branches but as is often the case it was the first version I picked.
I did a selective colour treatment of it as there was just enough colour in the background to be distracting.