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Renewal

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Renewal prompt.

I thought of spring as a time of renewal, possibly because we’re a few days from having had four months of snow.

As Ontario was under the first lockdown last spring I was going for walks around the neighborhood. As a result I documented the growth of some Maple leaves by simply walking past them on a regular basis.

Wordless Wednesday: 13th May 2020

The first buds of spring. The unusual loop made the twig easy to remember.

Wordless Wednesday: 20th May 2020

The buds are starting to open.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Midsummer

Backlit leaves soon after they were fully open.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Surprise

Backlit leaves in monochrome.

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Stacked Up

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stack prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before changing direction completely. I had my table top studio and lights set up and had been adapting various lenses to a couple of mirrorless cameras. Having spent 5 minutes looking through a plastic tote for the correct adapter at one point I decided two things. First, I would stack some of the adapters up for a photo for this challenge. Then I would try to find a better way to organise the various adapters.

There’s 11 different adapters stacked up fitting 5 different lens mounts and 4 different camera mounts.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stack
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Snow Geese Assemble

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Assemble prompt.

Snow Geese on autumn migration assemble, feed and rest up in Saskatchewan, Canada before continuing on their way south for the winter.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos
Snow Geese flying to roost at sunset in the autumn, Middle Quill Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
One Word Sunday: Spectacle
Snow Geese take off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada
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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tomorrow

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Tomorrow prompt.

On reading the prompt I decided that whatever the weather I was going to go for a walk around the neighborhood tomorrow.

As it turned out it was sunny but cold with a wind making it feel even colder. I put a short telephoto lens on the camera and went to see what I could find.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Tomorrow
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“Blackbird”

This is my very late contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – All You Need Is Love prompt.

I admit I had forgotten about the challenge until seeing the contribution from Cee Neuner.

Blackbird is a song on The Beatles White Album.

A small selection of Blackbirds.

January Squares: Up #11

A male Yellow-headed Blackbird.

One Word Sunday: Inspiration

Male Red-winged Blackbird.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

Male Common Blackbird.

One Word Sunday: Inspiration

Female Red-winged Blackbird.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Twist prompt.

I had a few ideas for the prompt and even edited photos of two species of snakes before heading off in a different direction.

An adult Eurasian Blue Tit twists to feed the young while the young twist to try to get the food. The young are almost fully grown at this stage meaning that the adults often cling to the entrance hole to feed them.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Twist
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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return

I had a couple of ideas for the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return.

I was thinking of some of the locations I have returned to multiple times. There was quite a list between England and Canada. However, that seemed a little obvious and I have written about some of them previously.

Then I thought about last summer when I was testing various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera. There was a couple of local details that I returned to. One of them, some Ivy growing up a tree trunk, I have been photographing with various cameras and lenses for over two years.

 

Ivy leaves and Lichen.

A patch of evening sunlight illuminates a section of the Ivy. A photo from the summer of 2018 and part of the 52 week photo project I did that year.

 

Tree trunk detail.

A photo from last summer taken shortly after getting out of rehab after an accident. I was testing a small, light Olympus mirrorless camera with the kit lens due to the condition of my right shoulder and arm.

 

Weekly Prompts: Sepia Ivy Leaves.

A sepia toned monochrome conversion from last summer. I was testing a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a small Olympus mirrorless camera.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 12th February 2020

A photo from last winter. I was testing my Rokinon 85mm lens on a Sony mirrorless camera.

 

Silent Sunday:10th May 2020

A photo from a couple of weeks ago. I used my 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens on a small Olympus mirrorless camera.