CFFC: Red Knot

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Needs to have the Letter “K” anywhere in the word.

I started thinking about some of the birds and mammals that have the letter K in their common English names. One of the first species that came to mind was Red Knot, possibly because in Britain the common English name is simply Knot.

Having spent some time with two juvenile Red Knot on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario when they had stopped off on autumn migration I decided to go with a selection of photos showing various activities.

These young birds had hatched from eggs a few months previously and had already traveled a considerable distance from the Canadian arctic. Some Red Knot fly to coastal South America for the winter.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Feeding.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Bathing.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Scratching.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

Resting.

 

Fan Of… Olympus Cameras

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.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

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.

 

trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

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.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

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.

 

Fan Of... Olympus Cameras

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.

 

Friendly Friday: Sunrise.

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.

 

Spring colour on the South Bruce Peninsula.

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.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Landscape

I had a few ideas for the A Photo a Week Challenge: Landscape prompt.

In the end I decided to keep it simple and go with a small, varied selection of photos.

A rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada in the autumn.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

 

Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

Autumn colour on the side of Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Steep

 

Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise. Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Trees

 

Storm clouds over Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon. Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Lakeshore.

 

A touch of autumn colour on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Touch of Autumn

 

January Squares: Last-light

This is my day 31 and therefore last contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge. A big thank you to Becky for running this fun challenge.

So I thought another made up, hyphenated title was in order to go with my post to start the month, First-light.

The sun sets over Lake Huron with Chantry Island on the horizon. Lake Huron is frozen and partially snow covered.

January Squares: Last-Light

January Squares: Range-light

This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge and I’m back to hyphenating words together for the penultimate day.

This is the range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River in Southampton, Ontario at dawn. There are two of these lights on the river, the other is up the river a few hundred yards and higher. The two lights can be used to guide boats into the dock in the mouth of the river from out on Lake Huron.

January Squares: Range-light