This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo where Cee posts a photo and participants pick something from the photo to make a post about.
As the photo Cee posted was a mural of a landscape in a panoramic format I decided to go with a small selection of panoramic landscapes.
Trees in the snow. Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
Trees and their shadows. Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.
Clouds over the lake at sunset. A section of Last Mountain Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Ice on Lake Huron at sunset in the spring. Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada.
In this case a bathing European Robin photographed in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden.
This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere Photo Challenge #19.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Hatherton, Cheshire in the late 1980s.
A pair of Common Frogs mating in a garden pond one spring evening. This should have been the start of my Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Future post but I skipped a few photos to stop the post getting too long.
This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Light the Night.
When I read the prompt a photo from late last year came to mind, a twilight street scene with a crescent moon in the sky. The moon in that photo made me think of some of my other photos featuring the moon so here’s a small selection.
Twilight over Berford Street, Wiarton on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with Christmas lights.
Moonrise over hoarfrost coated trees and snow covered farmland near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
The moon rises behind an Oak tree in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.
When I read the prompt for the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Action I had all sorts of ideas for a post.
It took me some time to narrow down the ideas to either different species doing the same activity or to concentrate on one species.
In the end I decided to go with one species engaging in various activities. I picked the humble House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) because it’s one of my most published species and I have lots of photos of them engaged in various activities.
A contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of… #54 challenge and a ramble about some of the Olympus cameras I have used over the years.
A trio of my Olympus OM system cameras, fom left to right, my OM1 from 1976, my first OM2N from 1981 and my OM4T from 1998. I gave the photo an old fashioned film look with Snapseed as it seemed appropriate.
An early photo taken with the OM1 in late 1976 or early in 1977. Trees in the snow, Hatherton, Cheshire. I had previously taken a very similar shot with my Zenit E camera but something happened to the negatives so I had to reshoot the scene the next time there was snow.
One of the last shots I took using the OM system. Canada Day fireworks on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario on Canada Day 2007. Taken with a telephoto lens from nearly a mile away.
44 years of Olympus cameras. The back row consists of the three OM system cameras in the first photo. The front row is, on the left, my E-410 from 2007 and on the right my OM-D E-M10 Mark II from last year. The photo was given a Polaroid type border with Snapseed.
The fourth shot taken with the Olympus E-410. The Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton at sunrise. The range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River is also visible in the Canada Day fireworks photo above.
The sixth shot taken with the OM-D E-M10 Mark II. I was still on crutches after my accident and had only been out of rehab for about a week. One of the few photos taken with the kit lens that came with the camera.
This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Future.
The prompt got me thinking about some of the natural history subjects I have photographed over the years. Butterfly eggs that will hatch into caterpillars that in the future will pupate and emerge as a butterfly for example.
After coming up with quite a few different life cycles I remembered my photos of the various stages in the development of a Common Frog (Rana temporaria). Some of them were published in a school textbook to illustrate the life cycle.
Multiple clumps of Common Frog spawn forms a large mass in a garden pond in Cheshire, England.
After a while the eggs in the spawn hatch into tiny tadpoles a few millimetres long. Here, three tadpoles are clustered together on an egg.
Over the following weeks the tadpoles grow enormously, this individual is now around 30 millimetres long. It won’t be long before this tadpole starts to develop legs.
After a while the tadpoles develop legs, their tails shrink and they emerge from the water as tiny froglets.
An adult Common Frog at the side of the garden pond where I photographed the frog spawn and this story started.
I skipped a few photos in an attempt to keep the post short.