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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Our Feathered Friends

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Our Feathered Friends prompt.

With 30+ years of bird photos I decided to keep it simple and came up with the theme of size divided between North America and Europe.

 

January Squares: Hummingbird in Flight

A young Ruby-throated Hummingbird, one of the smaller birds found in North America.

 

January Squares: Backlight

Two Sandhill Cranes, one of the larger bird species found in North America.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Our Feathered Friends

A Eurasian Wren, one of the smaller European bird species.

 

Weekly Prompts: Grey

Portrait of a Grey Heron, one of the larger European bird species.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Nature Photographer’s Vehicles

This is my light hearted contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything to do with cars and trucks.

A look at a couple of this photographer’s dirty vehicles.

 

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My ex British Telecom Bedford van being used as a mobile hide ( blind). The rear of the van was gutted so I could sleep in it and there was a mount for a tripod head attached to the inside of the drivers door.

 

Ford Ranger picku

The Ford Ranger pickup truck I drove in Saskatchewan. After this photo was taken it was fitted with a fibreglass tonneau cover to allow me to store “stuff” in the truck box. When I moved from Saskatchewan to Ontario it was ridiculously difficult swapping the Saskatchewan license plates for Ontario plates.

 

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

The Long and Sometimes Winding Road

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Things that are Long.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Beatles song The Long and Winding Road.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Things that are Long

A winding Scottish road.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Things that are Long

A straight Canadian road.

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines.

My first thought was of roads disappearing off in the distance.

Having spent part of the winter making digital copies of my slide archives I had found several photos of roads suitable for the challenge so I decided to go with my initial thought.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A road through Badenoch in the Scottish Highlands in the autumn.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A closed road near Raymore, Saskatchewan that didn’t have a Road Closed sign stopping you turning onto it.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

Motorcycles in fog on their way to the Dragon Motorcycle Rally in Snowdonia, Wales. Taken in the early 1980s when I was field testing Ilford XP1 prior to its launch.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point or Leading Lines

A gravel road on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario heads towards a section of the Niagara Escarpment.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Clouds

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Clouds.

I decided to limit myself to four photos but needed a theme to make the selection easier. Then it occurred to me that we are only a few days from 2020 so how about one photo from each of the last four decades.

1980s. Light beams and storm clouds over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

1990s. Clouds over a frozen marsh at sunset, Little Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Frozen marsh at dusk.

 

2000s. Clouds over Lake Huron at sunrise, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Friendly Friday: Tourism.

 

2010s. Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Overhead.

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Visitors

A selection of winter visitors for the Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Visitors.

These bird species move from their breeding grounds to spend the winter in different locations.

A feeding Whooper Swan, a winter visitor to the Martin Mere Wildfowl and Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England.

Portrait of a feeding Whooper Swan.

 

A male Common Redpoll, a winter visitor to Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Common Redpoll on snow.

 

A Fieldfare, a winter visitor to Cheshire, England.

Throwback Thursday: Fieldfare

 

A Snowy Owl, a winter visitor to southern Ontario, Canada.

Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Visitors

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Showcase Yourself

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Showcase Yourself.

Having been taking photos for over 40 years I had a few ideas for the challenge and changed my plans for the post several times. Eventually I decided to pick one image from each decade.

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland in 1985. After 3 days of rain it stopped for a while.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

Male and female American Avocets on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1995. I spent an hour with the birds, the only sighting of the species I have had.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Showcase Yourself

 

An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada in 2008. I went down to the shoreline for the sunrise and stayed for a while checking out what birds were around.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.

 

Rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in 2017. The rain was too heavy to stop for a shot of the rainbow over some trees in their autumn colour. A quarter mile later the rain had eased off enough to stop.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Lines