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CFFC

Giant Butterflies

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: None Alive Animals prompt.

As is sometimes the case I had a few ideas for the prompt before changing my theme for the post when I started selecting photos.

I changed my theme after coming across a photo of one of the giant butterfly garden ornaments I sometimes pass on my walks around the neighborhood. There are three of them and I have photographed them many times over the past few years with a variety of cameras and lenses.

Wordless Wednesday: 1st April 2020
Monochrome Monday: 30th November 2020
CFFC: None Alive Animals
2019: Leftovers
Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow
Wordless Wednesday: 6th May 2020
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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 30th November 2020

One of the giant butterfly garden ornaments I pass on one of my walks around the neighborhood given a selective colour treatment.

Taken on a recent walk with a fast portrait lens on the camera.

Monochrome Monday: 30th November 2020
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Weekly Prompts

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

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

I decided that sunrise and sunset images were too obvious so went looking for the unusual. Then I decided to go with photos taken on my various walks around the neighborhood.

 

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

A yellow cap on a plywood figure on the South Bruce Peninsula. Unusual because most of these plywood figures have cowboy hats.

 

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

A giant yellow butterfly garden ornament. Taken on one of my walks around the neighborhood testing various camera and lens combinations.

 

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

Two yellow Lady’s Slipper Orchids on the South Bruce Peninsula. A photo from 6 years ago when there was still lots of these Orchids growing wild around the neighborhood. I haven’t seen any for a couple of years. I  suspect that they’ve all been dug up and planted in people’s gardens.

 

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Weekly Topics

Gatekeeper Butterfly

My Macro Monday post this week is a Gatekeeper (Pyronia tithonus), a butterfly species found in Europe. An alternative common English name is Hedge Brown.

The darker patches in the center of the forewing show this is a male. The butterfly is resting on a Bramble leaf in Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

 

Macro Monday: Gatekeeper Butterfly

 

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Becky's Squares

Perspective on a Giant Blue Butterfly

This is my day 4 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Perspective.

This giant blue butterfly garden ornament is one of three on trees I walk past on one my walking routes.

 

July Squares: Perspective

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Walkabout

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

A few photos from some of my walks around the neighborhood over the past few weeks.

 

Weekly Prompts: Walkabout

Some interesting tree bark with Cedar trees and blue sky providing blocks of colour in the background.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky with some nice wispy clouds.

 

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Colourful green moss and orange Lichen growing on a boulder.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 6th May 2020

A giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky.

 

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 11th May 2020

This week’s Monochrome Monday is from a walk around the neighborhood a few days ago.

Given how blue the skies have been recently I thought a monochrome conversion darkening the sky would be interesting. Plus a spot of colour from the giant red butterfly garden ornament I frequently walk past would add to the spot colour trend I have been on recently.

Monochrome Monday: 11th May 2020