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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Blue Flowers

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge prompt: Flowers: Blue or Purple.

I thought of two blue flowers that I find visually interesting, Borage and Chicory.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Borage flower and buds

A Borage flower in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s. Photographed with a 300mm telephoto lens to isolate the flower and buds from the surrounding plants.

Portrait of a Chicory flower.

A Chicory flower on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last September. Photographed with a fast portrait lens to help isolate the flower from the surrounding plants.

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Now and Then

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Now and Then prompt.

It took me a while to come up with an idea for a post in response to the prompt and it doesn’t really show a difference between now and pre Covid-19 days.

I thought about some of the photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood since Ontario went into lockdown in the spring. Particularly the photos of plants and flowers taken with various unusual lenses.

That’s when I realised that I have been using unusual lenses or techniques for an awfully long time.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Portrait of a Coneflower growing on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken with a fast portrait lens a few months ago and a favourite from the summer.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

Portrait of a Prairie Lily taken in Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s. I used a long telephoto lens to isolate the flower from the rest of the vegetation growing in the ditch.

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

Portrait of a Fuchsia flower using high speed film and a soft focus filter. Taken in the mid 1980s when I was trying to get calender and greeting card publishers interested in these types of images.

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Monthly Squares

One Of A Kind #4

A Chicory flower photographed with a fast portrait lens. Another of my recent experiments using fast portrait lenses to photograph flowers and plants.

This is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: One Of A Kind
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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 14th October 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 14th October 2020
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Monthly Squares

Three Of A Kind

Three fading Coneflowers on the South Bruce Peninsula in the autumn. Photographed on a recent walk around the neighborhood when I was looking for groups of things for the October Squares theme of Kind.

This is my day 3 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Three of a Kind: Fading Coneflowers
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2020

Fading Summer Colours

Another quick post of a recent photo written using the Wi-Fi at a park in the local town as we have no internet connection again.

A couple of fading Coneflowers taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood.

Fading Coneflowers
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2020

Chicory flower

A recent photo of a Chicory flower taken using a portrait lens and negative space.

Portrait of a Chicory flower.