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Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #10

Looking Up, checking the sky for a predator.

This is my day 10 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A Red-breasted Nuthatch checking the sky for a predator on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

January Squares: Up #10
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Photo Challenges

Gold Horns

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Silver or Gold prompt.

I had a few ideas for the prompt but wasn’t really happy with any of them. In the end I decided to go with the least obvious idea.

This is a summer plumage Horned Grebe on a pool near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. I thought the birds ‘horn’ and some of the reflections surrounding it were golden. The reflections are a mix of sky, straw bales and a corral fence created by getting down as close to eye level with the bird as possible.

CMMC: Silver or Gold
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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Attitude

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

I thought of one particular photo of an American Red Squirrel. I have a few photos of them with an attitude but this one came to mind straight away. Maybe because of the way the squirrel is holding its front paws.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

 

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Squares Challenge

Eye Level with a Pine Siskin

This is my day 3 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective. It’s also the first of my eye level posts.

I like getting to eye level with some of my nature subjects. It gives a more intimate view and allows the viewer to see the subject from the bird or mammals perspective.

This is a Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) photographed as it fed in some grass on the South Bruce Peninsula. I was lying in the grass to get down to eye level with the bird.

July Squares: Eye Level with a Pine Siskin

 

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Lens-Artists

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective prompt.

Patti set the challenge by inviting us to “break the habit of shooting photos at eye-level and change your perspective.”

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge. The first was a selection of photos taken at eye level to the subject which can be vastly different to the photographer’s eye-level. The second idea was a selection of photos where the camera is anything but level, pointing up or down.

I had started selecting photos for my second idea before deciding to combine the two.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Look Up. And don’t be afraid to experiment. Motion blurred tree trunks created by vertically panning the camera during exposure. The extra distortion around the edges of the photo are from using a fisheye lens. Taken last winter on one of my walks around the neighborhood.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Look Down. In this case into a tree filled valley after overnight snow. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Look Up. And don’t be afraid to experiment again. This photo was made by zooming the lens during exposure. Taken this winter very close to where I took the first Look Up photo the previous winter.

 

 

Sunlit Squirrel.

Eye Level. In this case being at eye level with this American Red Squirrel meant lying in the yard with the lens an inch or two above the grass.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective

Eye Level. In this case I got to eye level with the Redwing by photographing it from a bedroom window.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Where Did I Leave My Nuts?

American Red Squirrel in the autumn.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Where Did I Leave My Nuts?

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One Word Sunday

Perspective

Eye level Perspective for One Word Sunday.

American Red Squirrel portrait.