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A Duck At Dusk

Actually, a few different ducks at dusk.

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Dusk prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Dusk

Male Mallard.

Silent Sunday: 9th February 2020

Male Common Pochard.

One Word Sunday: Homophone

Male Northern Pintail.

Being watched at sunset.

Male Common Pochard.

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Signs of Autumn

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Arrival of Autumn prompt.

An ideal theme for some of my recent photos taken on walks around the neighborhood.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Arrival of Autumn
Faded Coneflowers, so colourful in summer.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Arrival of Autumn
Autumn colour starts on some Maple leaves.
Macro Monday: 20th September 2021
Leaf veins, starting of some autumn colour.
2021: An Early Sign of Autumn
Fallen Maple leaves caught in an evergreen.
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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.
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Flower Portraits

A selection of flower photos taken with a fast, portrait lens for shallow depth-of-field and using negative space.

Photographed on a walk on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario yesterday afternoon. I added a slight vignette to the photos when editing.

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of Amethyst Aster flowers.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of Goldenrod flowers.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of a Chicory flower.
Cosmic Photo Challenge: Focus on Flowers
Portrait of Wild Carrot flowers
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As Summer Fades

Two signs of summer coming to an end on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario yesterday morning.

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: As Summer Fades prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As Summer Fades

Light trails from fishing boats on Colpoy’s Bay at dawn. Most of the fishing boats on the bay are probably competing in an annual end of summer fishing derby.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: As Summer Fades

The sun rising over the Niagara Escarpment on the other side of Colpoy’s Bay. Around the summer solstice the sun rises over the mouth of the bay. As the days shorten and autumn approaches the sun starts rising progressively more to the south.

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Light Painting the Foreground

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle

Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn with the new TTArtisan 7.5mm fisheye lens.

A 30 second exposure allowed for an unplanned experiment with light painting the foreground.

I keep a small flashlight (torch) clipped to the shoulder strap of my various camera bags. Once I arrive at a location I often unclip the flashlight and use it for setting up the camera in the dark.

Yesterday morning I had the flashlight in a pocket when I started the exposure so I used it to light paint the tree trunks and foreground.

I thought the photo was an appropriate contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Freestyle prompt.

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Out In the Countryside

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside prompt.

A small selection of photos from the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario taken over the weekend after Dale posted the prompt.

By some strange coincidence all the photos were taken with the same camera and lens combination, my Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II and the TTArtisan 35mm lens.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

A Chicory flower photographed on a walk Saturday afternoon.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

Scrubland in golden light shortly after sunrise on Sunday morning.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

Backlit Maple leaves taken on a Saturday afternoon walk.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Out In the Countryside

Mist over scrubland on the way home from the sunrise at the local bay Sunday morning.