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Monthly Squares

Wide Angle Perspective 3

This is my day 27 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my wide angle perspective series.

Looking up at a giant red butterfly garden ornament with a wide angle lens. I like the contrast between the red butterfly and blue sky.

 

July Squares: Wide Angle Perspective 3

 

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Monthly Squares

Perspective on a Giant Blue Butterfly

This is my day 4 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Perspective.

This giant blue butterfly garden ornament is one of three on trees I walk past on one my walking routes.

 

July Squares: Perspective

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

CFFC: Hats

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hats.

Except my contribution is the same “hat” photographed weeks apart with two different cameras and lenses. Also it’s more like a cap than a hat although it’s not really either.

Is it just me or does the plywood figure remind anyone else of Alfred Hitchcock?

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Hats

Yellow hat on a plywood figure taken with a Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens on a Sony a6000 camera.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Hats

Yellow hat on a plywood figure taken with my Tamron 90mm macro lens from the late 1980s adapted to an Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark II.

 

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Inhospitable Benches

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Benches.

Very different benches but none of them very inviting.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Tables, Chairs, Picnic Table

When these benches were put on the mound it was dry ground walking to them. The water level in the bay has risen a lot since then. I estimate that the water level is up another 6 inches since I took the photo.

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Benches

I walk past this old wooden bench a few times a week at the moment as it’s on one of my routes around the neighborhood. I hadn’t noticed how rickety it is until I spotted that the top is resting against the metal trellis. I wonder if that’s all that is holding it up.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting

I had a few ideas for the A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting but none of them really worked for me until I started thinking about some of the “grab shots” I remember taking over the years.

I remembered sitting in a garden shed I was using as a hide (blind) waiting for the resident European Robin to land on the telephoto lens I had set up. While waiting for the bird I noticed a pair of House Sparrows mating in the hedge. I swung the lens around and managed to get three photos before it was all over.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

House Sparrows mating in a garden hedge.

 

Some time later one of the shots of the mating House Sparrows was published in BBC Wildlife magazine. None of the photos of the European Robin on the lens have been published but I have been using a version as my avatar for years.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Fleeting

The European Robin on a telephoto lens in a Cheshire garden.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Yellow

When I read the prompt for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow one subject came to mind immediately.

For the past few years I have been photographing a giant yellow butterfly garden ornament on my walks around the neighborhood. I briefly considered going with a small selection of photos of the decorative butterfly until remembering two more yellow objects I have photographed on my walks this month.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow

The butterfly taken with a telephoto lens and given a selective colour treatment.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow

A yellow bicycle decorating a shed.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow

A yellow road sign in the snow.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Yellow

The butterfly taken with a wide angle lens making use of a blue sky.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red.

One photo came to mind instantly, a freshly painted red post box in Faddiley, Cheshire, England. The chalked “Wet Paint” warning and the excess paint on the utility pole and hedge have always amused me.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

 

The next photo that came to mind was this red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula last autumn.

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

 

Then I thought about the giant red butterfly garden ornament I pass on some of my walks around the neighborhood.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

 

Finally I thought about various red species, birds, berries and fruit and remembered this extreme closeup of a Raspberry.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red