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Weekly Photo Challenge

Fruit

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Fruit.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

Detail of a Raspberry.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Close Examination

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge: Close Examination.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

Hooks on a Lesser Burdock seed head. Where the inventor of Velcro got the idea.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Macro

Detail of the cap of a Fly Agaric fungi. The classic red Toadstool so popular with the illustrators of children’s books.

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Weekly Prompts

Weekend Challenge: What Is It?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What Is It?

I had a few ideas for the challenge and quickly settled on one although I can’t really explain why I picked an autumn subject in spring.

 

Weekend Challenge: What is it.

This one’s quite easy.

 

 

Weekend Challenge: What Is It

A Fly Agaric fungi growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire.

 

Weekend Challenge: What Is It

The Fly Agaric fungi growing amongst Silver Birch trees on Bickerton Hill.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Does anyone know what this is?

What? will be answered in my One Word Sunday post tomorrow.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: Can anyone guess what this is?

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: What is it?

Having been digitising my slide archives this winter I had a few photos suitable for the challenge.

In the 1980s BBC Wildlife magazine used to hold a monthly photo competition. Each month they would publish a photo of a mystery nature subject and the first person drawn from the entries to correctly identify the species would win a years subscription to the magazine.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? No one correctly identified this photo so the magazine didn’t have to give away a subscription that month. The answer is below.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

What is it? This is the inspiration for Velcro, or hook and loop fastener as it is more correctly known according to the company that makes Velcro. These are the burrs, or hooks, on a Lesser Burdock seed head. The burrs/hooks are what cause the seed heads to attach themselves to clothing and animal hair.

 

Weekly Prompts: What is it?

The first photo is a close-up of the clumps of hair on the body of a Ruby Tiger Moth caterpillar. Possibly the caterpillar in this photo although the captions on the slide mounts don’t include a date so I can’t be sure.

 

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Retrospective

This is my contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective.

After giving the challenge some thought I decided to look back at the end of recent decades in a very particular way. Having put together a “retro” kit of manual focus prime lenses several years ago I did some major changes to the kit last summer.

So my look back will be with photos taken with a manual focus prime lens at the end of each decade.

2019. Clouds over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a standard lens.

Wordless Wednesday: 6th November 2019

 

2009. A Common Redpoll feeding feeding in a Cedar tree on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada with a telephoto lens.

Feeding Common Redpoll.

 

1999. Clouds over a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada at sunset with a wide angle lens.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Retrospective

 

1989. Two Large White Butterfly caterpillars feeding in Cheshire, England with a macro lens.

Big and small.

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Cee's Black and White Photo Challenge

Small Subjects, Borage seeds

My contribution to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge, Small Subjects.

A monochrome conversion of some Borage seeds that have interesting textures and shapes.

Monochrome conversion of Borage seeds.