Specks in front of the sun.

A photo of the setting sun taken with a telephoto. I had a couple of teleconverters stacked behind the lens to make the sun as large as possible in the frame. The specks around the sun are very distant wildfowl. I was hoping for a large V of Sandhill Cranes to cross the sun but they wouldn’t cooperate.

One from the archives taken in early autumn when the wildfowl and Sandhill Cranes are gathering up ready to head south for the winter. Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s.

Specks in front of the sun.

Nine years ago this week.

One from the archives. I was a little surprised when I checked the date of this photo to find it was taken nine years ago this week.

I picked this shot because of the interesting layers of cloud. It’s one I have been meaning to post for some time. It shows a sailboat on Colpoy’s Bay with a section of the Niagara Escarpment and White Cloud Island on the horizon.

Sailboat and clouds.

Big and small.

One from the archives taken in Cheshire in the 1980s. It shows two Large White Butterfly caterpillars on Nasturtium leaves.

I can’t explain the difference in size between the two unless they hatched from different groups of eggs. I had seen a female Large White Butterfly egg laying on the Nasturtium¬† plant and photographed the eggs. I later photographed the eggs hatching and the tiny caterpillars exploring the leaf they hatched on. So I’d have thought that those caterpillars would be similar sizes unless they grow at different rates.

Big and small.

Canadian flag at sunrise.

One from the archives, taken 11 years ago on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

The Canadian flag is at the bottom of High Street in Southampton. It was erected to commemorate the 135th anniversary of Southampton and is 135 feet high. The flag is 50 feet by 25 feet.

I had the tripod set up on the beach to the south shooting a variety of compositions of the backlit flag when a family party of Canada Geese flew north along the shoreline. I waited for them to fly into the frame so I could get a shot of them and the flag.

Canada Geese and a Canadian flag.

Some interesting clouds at sunrise.

One from the archives as this summer has been lacking interesting clouds and colour.

This is before the sun came up over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment from two years ago. The sailboat in the photo was a regular summer feature since I moved to the area although it hasn’t been moored there this summer.

Taken from the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay. I went down to the dock last Sunday morning to find it and the parking area closed as the dock is being repaired.

Clouds and colour at sunrise.