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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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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Golden Leaves and Blue Sky

This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is The Blues and the Golds.

Once again I had several ideas for the challenge. My first thought was birds, there’s lots of birds with blue or gold coloured plumage. My next thought was a sunrise or sunset, lots of blues and golds in those. That made me think of shots taken during the blue hour and the golden hour.

Then I thought about the time of year, autumn leaves and wondered how it had taken me so long to get there.

This shot was taken with a fisheye lens but as I tried to position the lens so that a lot of the tree trunks were pointing towards the center of the frame there’s little obvious fisheye distortion. But the wide angle of view means that the blue sky goes from medium to pale across the frame.

Golden leaves and blue sky.