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Square Months

Past Squares #25

April Squares: Bright Leaf

Bright Leaf

A red Maple leaf on Ivy leaves.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Bright Squares Month and is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Square Months

Past Squares #14

January Squares: Up #2

January Squares: Up #2

Opened Up all the way.

An ongoing experiment photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. In this case a fast portrait lens gave me a nice soft but colourful background.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Up Squares Month and is my day 14 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Lens-Artists

The Ordinary Maple Leaf

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: The Ordinary prompt.

I hadn’t given the prompt much thought when I went for a walk around the neighborhood last Sunday afternoon. I set out with a wide angle lens on the camera and a short telephoto in a pocket. I probably hadn’t walked 100 yards before deciding I had picked the wrong lens and swapped to the telephoto.

I should add that it’s very rare for me to take a second lens on one of my walks but I’m glad I did last Sunday. All the photos in this post are from that walk with the short telephoto on the camera.

Lens-Artists: The Ordinary

Looking up at backlit Maple leaves.

Lens-Artists: The Ordinary

A group of three.

Lens-Artists: The Ordinary

Hundreds of Maple leaves.

Lens-Artists: The Ordinary

Still a touch of green.

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One Word Sunday

Art

One Word Sunday: Art

A fallen Maple leaf on a weathered limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Not a selective colour treatment, the colour and tones are pretty much as they came out of the camera. I used Snapseed to add a vignette and lens blur around the edges of the frame to focus attention on the leaf.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Art prompt.

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Weekly Topics

Fly Agaric

Flora and Fauna Friday: Fly Agaric

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Fly Agaric fungi (Amanita muscaria).

These two specimens were photographed on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England in autumn.

Taken shortly after sunrise in warm light. Unfortunately the slugs and snails had been eating them overnight so I tried to compose the photos to hide as much of the damage as possible.

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Weekly Topics

Macro Monday: 20th September 2021

Macro Monday: 20th September 2021

Leaf veins, a sign of autumn approaching. Taken on a walk Saturday afternoon.

Something of a rare occurrence for me recently, I had an auto focus macro lens on the camera.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Late Summer Maple Leaves

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects prompt.

I had photographed various Maple leaves on a couple of recent walks around the neighborhood. It occurred to me that there wasn’t many things more ordinary and everyday in this part of Ontario, especially at this time of year. After all, there’s a red Maple leaf on the Canadian flag.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A fallen Maple leaf on a limestone boulder.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A Maple leaf changing colour in late summer.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A fallen Maple leaf on Ivy leaves.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Ordinary Everyday Objects
A fallen Maple leaf on a fern frond.