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Cosmic Photo Challenge

A Duck At Dusk

Actually, a few different ducks at dusk.

This is my contribution to Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Dusk prompt.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Dusk

Male Mallard.

Silent Sunday: 9th February 2020

Male Common Pochard.

One Word Sunday: Homophone

Male Northern Pintail.

Being watched at sunset.

Male Common Pochard.

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Month of Squares

Past Squares #17

Two of a Kind: American Avocets

Two Of A Kind

Two summer plumage American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. Although the photo is as much about the ripples as the birds.

Plus I’ve always liked the two drops of water falling from the males bill. I say it’s a male because the bill is straighter than the bird in the background. The more curved bill means that the background bird is a female.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Kind Squares Month and is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Month of Squares

Past Squares #9

January Squares: Up #11

January Squares: Up #11

Singing Up in spring. A displaying male Yellow-headed Blackbird photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. I’ve always liked the enthusiasm of the bird with its open bill and spread tail.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Up Squares Month and is my day 9 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Month of Squares One Word Sunday

Past Squares #3/Rain

Past Squares: #16 A Bird In the Rain

Raindrop Lines

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in summer. The month of September in a bird photography calendar the following year.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Lines Squares Month and is my day 3 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

This is also my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Rain prompt.

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Lens-Artists

Walks On the South Bruce Peninsula

This week Amy has given us the theme Keep Walking for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

I thought the theme was ideal for a look back at some of the photos from my walks around parts of the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario this year.

2021: Orange Daylilies

Two Orange Daylilies in front of a large limestone boulder. I used a fast portrait lens to isolate the flowers and the limestone boulder to provide some negative space.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees

I parked the car and walked along a back road when I saw the rising sun shining through mist over scrubland.

Lens-Artists: You Pick It!

One of my experiments with intentional camera movement on a walk around the neighborhood last spring.

2021: Displaying at Sunrise

A male Red-winged Blackbird displaying shortly after sunrise. Another walk along a back road on my way home from the sunrise at the local bay.

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Photo Challenges Weekly Topics

Female Ruby-throated Hummingbird

CMMC: Contains the letter U

An immature male Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. A popular summer visitor to Ontario with their arrival a sign that summer is close.

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week was chosen because it won’t be long before the Hummingbirds will be heading south for the winter.

I selected this photo of the species because it’s a personal favourite which was also published in a calendar. I’m say it’s an immature male because there appears to be some darker flecks in the feathers on the birds throat. That will be the ruby feathers starting to appear.

It’s also a slightly late contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: August Alphabet must have two M’s in the word prompt.

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Throwback Thursday

Male Belted Kingfisher

Throwback Thursday: 19th August 2021

A male Belted Kingfisher flying along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario shortly after sunrise 14 years and 1 day ago.

An unusual Throwback Thursday post this week. Normally a bird photo would be a Flora and Fauna Friday post but this isn’t really a bird photo.

It breaks a couple of bird photography rules, firstly the bird is flying away from me and secondly, the bird is too small in the frame.

But it isn’t really a bird photo, it’s a photo of some interesting clouds with a bird in the foreground.