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Cosmic Photo Challenge

At the End of the Day

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: At the end of the day prompt.

I quickly ended up with a shortlist of dozens of photos. So I decided to go with the most recent and a small selection of favourites from previous decades.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: At the end of the day

Intentional camera movement of trees at the end of the day last Saturday evening.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Playing with Light

A giant sun pillar behind Chantry Island on Lake Huron at Southampton, Ontario. At the end of the day in winter.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Sea Creatures

A winter gull roost on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire at the end of the day.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland at the end of the day.

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Month of Squares

Bright Stage

This is my day 15 contribution to Becky’s April Squares on the theme of Bright.

The band Gillan on stage at the Liverpool Empire, Liverpool, England. Research online suggests it was 7th March 1980. The only time I took a camera to a concert.

April Squares: Bright Stage
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Lens-Artists

Special Moments

This week Tina gives us the prompt Special Moments for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Weekly Prompts: Boundaries

A female Wilson’s Phalarope. I was on a section of the Middle Quill Lake shoreline looking for summer migrants when half a dozen Wilson’s Phalaropes flew in and started feeding around me. I lay down in the sand (and wildfowl poop) to photograph them at eye level. They completely ignored me, some of the birds came so close I couldn’t focus on them.

One Word Sunday: Bright

Having been experimenting with intentional camera movement recently this photo may be where it started for me. A competitor in the 1982 Le Mans 24 hour motorcycle endurance race enters the start/finish straight shortly before midnight. Far to abstract for the magazine editor but I liked the images and have been experimenting on and off ever since.

Throwback Thursday: 28th May 2020

An adult Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young in a specially constructed nestbox in a garden in Hatherton near Nantwich, Cheshire. I documented the entire nesting cycle from the beginning of nest building to the empty nestbox after the last youngster had left. Extensively published I spent a week looking at a nestbox photo on the contents page of the Radio Times without recognising it as mine.

One Word Sunday: Drama

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland. I was in Scotland one autumn with the plan of doing lots of landscape photography. With almost constant rain I wasn’t getting a lot of photos until the end of day three when the rain stopped towards sunset. One of the photos from this evening was published worldwide by Olympus Japan and won a national photo contest on the theme of ‘The Beauty of Light.’

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Lens-Artists

Natural Light

This week Amy has given us the prompt Natural Light for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

Six Word Saturday: Fishing in the Mist at Sunrise
Golden light on the mist on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.
A Photo a Week Challenge: Water
Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.
Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals
American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Subjects Starting with the Letter S
Backlit Sandhill Cranes at sunrise.
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One Word Sunday

Drama

On reading the prompt Drama for One Word Sunday I thought of some of the dramatic skies I have photographed.

With storm clouds and colourful clouds at sunset I had quite a few to pick from so I went with some storm clouds close to sunset.

 

One Word Sunday: Drama

Storm clouds and light beams, Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

 

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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Water.

Having been living and photographing around water for decades I decided to go with a small selection of my favourites.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening

American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

Water Water Everywhere #28: A Wave at Dawn

A wave and ripples on Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada at dawn.

 

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Lens-Artists

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical

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

I was thinking about the challenge and had this post mostly written in my head on Sunday evening. On Monday I started considering a completely different selection of photos before deciding to combine my ideas.

My original ideas was to detail some of the magical experiences photographing nature subjects. Then I started thinking about some of the magical landscapes and skies I have photographed.

In the end I went with a mix of nature encounters and landscapes.

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

Pond Skaters, not only can they walk on water, they also mate on the water. Taken on a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Mating Pond Skaters.

 

An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline, Ontario, Canada. Not only can the bird spot and catch a fish in rough water but it can then carry the fish in the most aerodynamic position.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.

 

Snow Geese on autumn migration. Taking off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is a small part of one of the flocks in the area.

A flock of Snow Geese taking flight.

 

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last year and September in a 2019 birds calender.

In the rain.

 

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Trees and their shadows on farmland.