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Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes.

I decided to do some table top photography on Sunday morning. In part because I had a couple of ideas for photos when I was modifying a couple of camera straps on Saturday.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

O rings, but not the soft rubber type. These are hard plastic O rings that I used for my home made camera straps.

 

CFFC: Red and Green

Diamond knurling on a small aluminium flashlight anodized red.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Squares and rectangles of mounted slides.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Geometric Shapes

Fruit flavoured antacid tablets.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown.

The first thing that came to mind was a small selection of photos from my various walks around the neighborhood during the lockdown in Ontario.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Late March and the sky is already noticeably bluer with so little air traffic.

 

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Some colourful moss and lichen growing on a limestone boulder.

 

Silent Sunday:10th May 2020

Ivy growing up a tree trunk.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

A sign of spring, new leaves starting to unfurl two days ago.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space.

As it’s now been weeks since Ontario closed parks and public places I am missing my early morning visits to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline.

So I decided to go with a small selection of photos taken at the closest shoreline location to home. I also decided to go back six or seven years as there was lots of photos from that time frame that I had never used in a blog post. All the photos feature a sailboat that used to be moored on that section of Colpoy’s Bay at the time.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: My Summer Space

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle.

Given that the Covid-19 restrictions mean that I am basically just following three or four routes when going for a walk I had started photographing the trees from unusual viewpoints a few weeks ago.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Wordless Wednesday: 1st April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Silent Sunday: 19th April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: Symmetrical

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Symmetrical.

A small selection of almost symmetrical photos.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Over 100 Years Old

The entrance to St Mary’s Church, Nantwich, Cheshire, England. Surprisingly symmetrical given that construction was interrupted for 20 years due to the Black Death.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Spread

Two American White Pelicans gliding in symmetrical formation, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Glass

Symmetrical drinking glass detail apart from the colour of the lights used, blue daylight and yellow artificial light.

 

One Word Sunday: Symmetry

Almost symmetrical wing markings on a Magpie Moth. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Inside

Almost symmetrical juvenile Great Tits begging for food having just heard an adult land at the nestbox entrance hole. Faddiley, Cheshire, England.

 

Silent Sunday: 22nd March 2020

Sort of symmetrical bare trees photographed on a walk around the neighborhood, South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees.

I decided to keep it simple and go with the prompt by using a small selection of photos taken in various gardens around the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

Birds. A pair of House Sparrows making more House Sparrows in a Cheshire garden.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

Bird and Bee. Not really but as close as I could get. The insect in the bill of this male Common Kingfisher appears to have an ovipositor so could be a sawfly or solitary wasp.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

Bees. Well, a singular Honey Bee gathering pollen in a Cheshire garden.

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening.

I had a few ideas for openings for this prompt. As a bird photographer I have used a variety of openings from windows to holes in portable fabric hides (blinds). I decided to stick with one type of opening and settled on vehicle windows.

I decided to go with vehicle windows in part because I thought it would make the selection easier. Because the list of species is shorter than some of the other openings.

That was the theory, in practice I changed my selection at least four times before deciding to set some rules. Four photos, two bird species and two mammal species. Two species from Britain and two species from Canada.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

A Fieldfare that spent part of the winter feeding on windfall apples in an abandoned orchard in Cheshire, England.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

A Red Fox photographed from a vehicle as it hunted in a hay field in Cheshire, England.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

Two American Avocets feeding on a slough in Saskatchewan, Canada. By the curve of their bills, a male in front and a female behind.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

A Coyote watching the photographer from the edge of some bush in Saskatchewan, Canada.