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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

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Six Word Saturday

A Small Dinosaur in the Snow

Dinosaurs must actually be warm blooded.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: A Small Dinosaur in the Snow

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2019

2019: Leftovers

A small selection of photos from 2019 that I edited for a post but never got used.

In no particular order.

Storm clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise a few days before the summer solstice.

2019: Leftovers

 

Hosta leaves with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers

 

A giant red butterfly garden ornament in the snow in early December.

2019: Leftovers

 

A monochrome study of a Dandelion clock taken with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

2019: Leftovers

 

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in mid August.

2019: Leftovers

 

Ivy leaves and rocks in the snow in early January.

2019: Leftovers

 

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Cee's B & W Photo Challenge

Common Frogs in Monochrome

This is my contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Items with two M’s.

I was considering two photos for the challenge and rather than pick one decided to go with both. So I suppose that’s 4 M’s, or 6 if you count the two M’s in monochrome.

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Double M's

 

Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge: Items with two M's

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 17th November 2019

Silent Sunday: 17th November 2019