This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees.
I had the post written in my head until I started selecting photos. I found a couple of shots I wanted to use but they didn’t fit into the post I was planning so I abandoned my original plan.
Here’s four shots of trees all taken within a quarter mile of our yard when out for a walk with the camera. Sometimes I was experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure and on one occasion I was testing a new lens.
Motion blurred trees. Taken when I was experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure.
Tree trunks taken on the first outing with my 85mm lens.
Motion blurred tree trunks. Another shot taken when I was experimenting with deliberate camera movement during exposure.
A confusion of tree trunks. Taken with a telephoto lens to isolate the trunks and compress the perspective.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Gardens.
A selection of nature subjects taken in a variety of gardens over the years.
A Redwing eating a Holly berry photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1980s.
Orange Day-Lily photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a couple of years ago.
An Eastern Chipmunk photographed in a garden in Ontario, Canada a decade or so ago.
Borage flower buds photographed in Cheshire, England garden in the mid 1990s.
A leucistic juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker photographed in a Cheshire, England garden in the late 1980s.
A Coneflower photographed in an Ontario, Canada garden a year or two ago.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Animals.
After some thought I decided to go with a selection of animals covering a range of sizes, locations and decades.
A wet Racoon that wandered into the yard last summer.
A Red Deer stag with his harem at Lyme Park, Cheshire, England in the 1990s.
A Red Fox in a hay meadow in Cheshire, England in the 1990s.
A Coyote watching the photographer. Taken in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1990s.
A young European Rabbit photographed at Brown Moss, Shropshire, England in the 1980s.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water.
Living close to Lake Huron and Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada and having lived close to the Quill Lakes and Last Mountain Lake in Saskatchewan in the late 1990s I have rather a lot of photos featuring water to pick from.
So I had a ponder about the challenge and thought about the various states of water. So here is water in various states at different times of the year. All the shots are of Colpoy’s Bay, a bay on the much larger Georgian Bay and taken around sunrise.
Snow covering the ice on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
A summer dawn over Colpoy’s Bay.
A winter sunrise over ice on a frozen Colpoy’s Bay.
The sun rising above a fog bank in Colpoy’s Bay.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Close Up of Flowers.
The centre of a Virginia Spiderwort flower after rain.
Detail of a Polyanthus petal.
Detail of a Coneflower.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 5+ Items.
As the challenge is 5+ I decided to go with a selection of six photos.
5+ young Eurasian Blue Tits.
5+ tree trunks.
5+ Common Merganser ducklings.
5+ Borage seeds.
5+ red berries.
5+ American White Pelicans.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 3 Items or the Number Three.
I decided to limit myself to three photos of three items.
Three birds at sunrise.