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One Word Sunday

Closed

One Word Sunday: Closed

An Oriental Poppy flower bud in a garden at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

An early experiment with motion blur from my archives taken in the mid 1980s. Part of a submission to greetings card and calendar publishers.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Closed prompt.

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One Word Sunday

Pond

Flora and Fauna Friday: Common Frog

A male Common Frog croaking to attract a mate. Photographed in a garden pond in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Ponder or Pond prompt.

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Month of Squares

Trees #11

July Squares: Trees

Trees in snow on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. One of my earliest photos dating back to the mid 1970s.

This is my day 11 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Month of Squares

Trees #6

July Squares: Trees

Trees in mist and snow shortly after sunrise. Photographed on farmland at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

This is my day 6 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Lens-Artists

Shadows and some Shade

This week Ann-Christine gave us the prompt Shades and Shadows for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Monochrome Monday: 1st March 2021
Shadows on rippled snow.
Throwback Thursday: 14th January 2021
Snow in the shade.
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views
Trees and their shadows.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals
American Red Squirrel partly in the shade.
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Throwback Thursday

Leaving the Nest

My Throwback Thursday post this week is a young Eurasian Blue Tit leaving the nestbox.

I documented the complete nesting cycle using a specially constructed nestbox in spring 1987. 10 of the 11 young leave the nestbox in the early morning. The 11th youngster left the nestbox early the next morning.

Throwback Thursday: 4th June 2020

The ninth youngster leaving the nestbox, only two left.

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Weekly Prompts

Ruby

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge – Ruby.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro
A Ruby-tailed Wasp, Hatherton, Cheshire, England
Saturday Bird: Ruby-throated Hummingbird
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.