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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet.

My first thought on reading the prompt was birds bathing. I have quite a variety in my archives but I decided that was to easy. So here’s a mix of wet things.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A swimming Muskrat near Punnichy, Saskatchewan.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Action

An immature House Sparrow bathing in a bird bath in Hatherton, Cheshire.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

Dew on grass photographed from a portable canvas hide (blind) while photographing European Rabbits at Brown Moss, Shropshire.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Letter K

An immature Red Knot bathing on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

Dew on a Rose leaf in a Hatherton, Cheshire garden.

 

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Monthly Squares

Ghost of a Maple leaf on Top of the Snow

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

The almost translucent remains of a Maple leaf rests on top of the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula.

April Squares: A Maple leaf on snow

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: At Home.

As I had been in hospital for two days when the challenge was posted I decided to go with a small selection of photos from my walks around the neighborhood in the past few months.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 12th February 2020

Ivy leaves and snow on a tree trunk.

 

Six Word Saturday: A Solitary Brown Leaf in Winter

A solitary autumn leaf.

 

Six Word Saturday: A Pine Cone in the Snow

A Pine cone in the snow.

 

April Squares: Tree Tops

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky.

 

Monochrome Monday: 24th February 2020

Old tracks one way, fresh tracks the other way.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 15th April 2020

Detail of a Pine cone picked up on a walk.

 

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Monthly Squares

Red Maple Leaf on Top of a Boulder

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

An update, I am no longer in isolation after the Covid-19 test came back negative. Otherwise there’s been no change, my heart rate has dropped a little but is still high and I still can’t do much before I’m short of breath.

To the photo, I had gone down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise but there wasn’t much of one. I started looking at some of the autumn colour and some of the textures and colours of the lichens growing on the boulders on that section of the shoreline.

While looking for interesting groups of lichens I found this nicely coloured Maple leaf on top of a boulder.

April Squares: Red Maple Leaf on Top of a Boulder

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place.

One local location came to mind almost immediately when I thought about the prompt. A section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline that’s usually peaceful at sunrise.

A small selection of photos from August last year to January this year.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

August 2019. Some interesting cloud formations over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

September 2019. A sixty second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky during exposure.

 

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

October 2019. A red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

November 2019. An ice formation on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

Silent Sunday: 29th December 2019

December 2019. The morning after the winter solstice if I remember correctly.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Welcome to the '20s

January 2020. Interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 4th March 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 4th March 2020

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

When I read the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above prompt it was rather well timed.

I had recently been for a walk around the neighborhood with a camera and had picked up a pocket full of Pine cones from out of the snow. I had emptied my pocket onto the top of a kitchen cupboard to let the Pine cones dry out.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

 

While on the walk I had spotted this Maple leaf trapped in some tracks in the snow. By the size of the tracks and the stride length either a large dog or a Coyote made the tracks.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above

 

To continue the From Above theme, while I had the camera set up above the kitchen cupboard I grabbed the nail brush from by the sink. The bristles make me think of bacteria through an electron microscope.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Above