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A Change of Scenery

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A Change of Scenery prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge but in the end decided to keep it simple and stay local. I decided to look back to last summer and autumn when some of the Covid-19 restrictions started being lifted and I could visit one of my sunrise locations again.

Wordless Wednesday: 8th July 2020

One of my first visits to Colpoy’s Bay for a sunrise after the restrictions were eased.

Travel Tuesday: Colpoy's Bay at night

In July Comet Neowise was in the news. I made several attempts to see and photograph it. On one occasion I set up the camera to record star trails over Colpoy’s Bay while I looked for the comet.

A Photo a Week: Joy

Once the restrictions were eased a little and I could visit the bay I spent quite a bit of time photographing ripples on the water at sunrise. On this occasion a Common Loon swam into the section of ripples I was photographing and created a second set of ripples.

2020: Red Streak

The autumn saw lots of storm clouds over the bay but I still went for the sunrise.

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Photo Challenges

Off Centre

The new A Photo a Week Challenge prompt is Off-Center.

A small selection of off centre photos from the last six months or so.

One Word Sunday: Seasonal
2020: Sunrise with a fisheye lens
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space
Lens-Artists: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow
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Weekly Prompts

A Variety of Wings

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

I quickly decided to go with a small selection of wings with as much variety as possible.

A Photo a Week: Joy

A Common Loon stretching its wings at sunrise.

Throwback Thursday: Banded Demoselle egg laying

Male and female Banded Demoiselle with different wing patterns.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: A

A blur of wings from a motion blurred Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Small Copper Butterfly

Backlit wings of a Small Copper Butterfly.

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CFFC

Natural Patterns on the Bay

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns in Nature prompt.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the ripples on Colpoy’s Bay I had photographed in the six months the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted a little.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Art from nature
A Photo a Week: Joy
Silent Sunday: 6th September 2020
Water Water Everywhere: Sunrise and sky reflections
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Photo Challenges

Joy?

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

I was photographing ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise when this Common Loon swam into the section with the most interesting ripples. I wasn’t overjoyed until the bird surfaced and did a nice wing stretch after a dive.

I don’t know if the stretch was to help the bird swallow a fish it had caught while underwater or if it’s simply straightening ruffled feathers but it certainly looks joyful.

A Photo a Week: Joy
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Lens-Artists

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow prompt.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before considering the word tomorrow in the prompt. I decided to head down to the dock at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise the day after the prompt was posted and see what I came up with.

Lens-Artists: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

The dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay shortly before the sun came out.

Lens-Artists: The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

A Common Loon amongst ripples on Colpoy’s Bay shortly after the sun came out.