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Waiting

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Waiting.

April Squares: On Top of the Ice
Waiting for the ice to melt.
One Word Sunday: Homophone
Waiting for the paint to dry.
One Word Sunday: Company
Waiting for the eggs to hatch.
Wordless Wednesday: 18th November 2020
Waiting for the rain to start.
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On a New Adventure

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: New.

This is Dave the Rubber Ducktographer, my new photographic companion. He’s sitting on my olive canvas camera bag pretending he’s on an outdoor adventure. He’s lit with my new LED studio lights.

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: New
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Plastics

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Plastic.

I had a few photos picked out for the challenge before thinking of different types and uses of plastics. As a result the selection changed three or four times before I decided enough was enough and to go with the current selection.

Weekly Prompts: Plastic

Plastic scissor handles photographed with a fast portrait lens for a very shallow depth of field. I found the shapes and colour combination interesting.

One Word Sunday: Plastic

Reusable plastic water bottles. There’s probably three or four types of plastic used in the different parts. I’ve been using these bottles for years.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

An early Cordura camera bag. In the early 1980s there wasn’t a lot of plastic being used in cameras and lenses. But a few years earlier scientists had discovered how to dye the material known as Cordura. This is my original Tenba camera bag. Made from Cordura and other plastics I still have the bag 40 years later.

Fan Of... Old Fashioned Technology

A selection of plastic bubble (spirit) levels. I have had one in each camera bag for years. Used for leveling the camera I still use one as they’re more accurate than the electronic level built into some cameras these days.

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Emerging from its hole

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Hole.

This is a Richardson’s Ground Squirrel emerging from a burrow (or hole). Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in early spring.

Weekly Prompts: Hole
Silent Sunday: 12th April 2020

A Richardson’s Ground Squirrel about to enter a burrow.

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Weekly Prompts: Greenery

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Greenery.

When the challenge was posted on Saturday morning we had had 33 hours of snow and it was still snowing. Various roads in the area are closed as I work on this post.

So I decided to look back at last summer and autumn to see if there was any greenery images I had edited for a blog post and then never used. These are all from my walks around the neighborhood with a camera.

Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Late summer and detail of a fern frond with a fast portrait lens.
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An orange Maple leaf on the last day of summer.
Weekly Prompts: Greenery
Ivy growing up a tree trunk in autumn.
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Tip of a Pine tree branch in autumn.
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Camera Support

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Support.

As is frequently the case with me I took a sideways look at the prompt. Because the first thing that came to mind on reading the prompt was camera tripods.

I am possibly something of a rarity these days in that I still frequently use a tripod or other form of camera support.

Fan Of... Olympus OM Zuiko 350mm

Using my home made ground pod allows me to support a telephoto lens while getting down to eye level with birds and mammals.

July Squares: Eye Level with an Eastern Chipmunk

Portrait of an Eastern Chipmunk taken using the ground pod.

Fan Of... Uni-Loc tripods

A tripod set up on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise photographing waves forming icicles. Two of the tripod legs were frozen to the pebbles by the time I packed up the equipment.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Liquids

Motion blurred wave forming icicles on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

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A Variety of Wings

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Wings.

I quickly decided to go with a small selection of wings with as much variety as possible.

A Photo a Week: Joy

A Common Loon stretching its wings at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday: Banded Demoselle egg laying

Male and female Banded Demoiselle with different wing patterns.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A

A blur of wings from a motion blurred Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Small Copper Butterfly

Backlit wings of a Small Copper Butterfly.