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Green Foliage

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green Foliage prompt.

A selection of greens from this spring.

CFFC: Green Foliage
Spring leaves with rotational camera movement.
Lens-Artists: Blue and Green
Variegated Hosta leaves in spring.
2021: First Light on Spring Greens
Spring trees at sunrise.
Lens-Artists: Blue and Green
Fresh growth on an evergreen.
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Flowers

A brief look back at 40 years of flower photography for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers prompt.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens last summer. I spent part of the Covid-19 lockdown photographing flowers and plants with a variety of unusual lenses.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves

Foxgloves photographed with a long telephoto lens to isolate them from the background. A technique that I used quite often in the 1990s.

2021: Intentional camera movement of Daffodils

Daffodils with intentional camera movement. I started experimenting with ICM again in the winter and have continued this spring.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Snowdrops

Snowdrops. A photo in a series showing the growth of the flowers. Published in a school textbook in the late 1980s.

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Male and Female

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Male vs Female prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

Male and female American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. The foreground bird with the straighter bill is the male.

One Word Sunday: Company

A male Eurasian Blue Tit feeding the female during incubation. Photographed using a specially constructed nestbox in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

April Squares: Spinning Like Tops

Female and male Wilson’s Phalarope on Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. The more colourful bird in the foreground is the female. In the Phalarope family of birds the males incubate the eggs and as a result have more subdued plumage for camouflage.

April Squares: Doing It on Top of a Rock

Male and female Common Terns mating on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

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Monochrome and Colour

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Black and White vs Colour prompt.

CFFC: Black and White vs Colour

A group of trees illuminated by the rising sun on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Six Word Saturday: A Group of Trees at Sunrise

Spotted on the way home after going down to the local bay for the sunrise.

CFFC: Black and White vs Colour

Ivy growing up a tree trunk on the South Bruce Peninsula. Taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.

CFFC: Black and White vs Colour

Taken on one of my walks around the neighborhood with an unusual lens on the camera.

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Old and New

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Old vs New prompt.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up

My new Tenba P595 in the snow in the early 1980s taken with my old Olympus OM1 from 1976. I know that it was my old OM1 because my new OM2n is visible in the bag.

CFFC: Old vs New

The same Tenba P595 40 years later. Now my oldest camera bag. Taken at sunrise last Sunday morning with my new smartphone. I used my smartphone because the camera was on a tripod looking out over Colpoy’s Bay taking the Wordless Wednesday photo I will post later today.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools - One Word Sunday: Smaller

My newest camera bag, a Domke F-10 JD hanging from my oldest tripod, a Uni-Loc from the mid 1990s. Taken with an old DSLR I keep in the car so I always have a camera with me.

On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Switch It Up - One Word Sunday: Smaller

My oldest Domke camera bag, a sand canvas F-6 sitting in autumn leaves a few years ago. It contains a mix of old and new manual focus prime lenses I put together as a back to basics kit. Taken with a newish DSLR I had set up as closely to a film SLR as possible.

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Real and Not So Real

This is my take on Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Real vs Fake prompt.

What I mean by the title of this post is using the camera to produce images that couldn’t be seen by the naked eye.

CFFC: Real vs Fake

Clouds streaking across Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. A fake view due to using a 5 minute exposure using the Live Composite setting on an Olympus camera. It’s 300 one second exposures composited in the camera.

CFFC: Real vs Fake

Golden light on the Government Dock. 25 minutes after the first photo was taken a real view of the rising sun illuminating the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo

A real view of Paper Birch trees again a blue sky.

Swirling Tree Tops

A fake view of Paper Birch trees against a blue sky using rotational camera movement during exposure.

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Natural Light vs Man Made Light

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Natural Light vs Man Made Light prompt.

Two photos of a Eurasian Blue Tit, one illuminated by natural light and the other illuminated by an electronic flash.

Saturday Bird: Eurasian Blue Tit
Eurasian Blue Tit on a frost rimmed twig, Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
Throwback Thursday: 28th May 2020
Adult Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young in a nestbox in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.