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CFFC

Hole and Whole

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hole or Whole prompt.

Weekly Prompts: Hole
A Richardson’s Ground Squirrel emerging from a hole.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Funny Furry Friends
A whole Richardson’s Ground Squirrel.
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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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Weekly Prompts

Emerging from its hole

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Hole.

This is a Richardson’s Ground Squirrel emerging from a burrow (or hole). Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in early spring.

Weekly Prompts: Hole
Silent Sunday: 12th April 2020

A Richardson’s Ground Squirrel about to enter a burrow.

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Becky's Squares

January Squares: Up #29

Looking Up at something across the yard.

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

An American Red Squirrel looking Up at something across the yard.

January Squares: Up #29
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

From Ground or Water Level

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Ground Level prompt.

It was a good prompt for me as I usually try to get to eye level with birds and mammals. This often involves lying on the ground behind the camera.

However, I quickly realised just how many photos I had to pick from. So initially I decided to limit myself to four photos. Then I decided to go with one photo from the past four decades, partly to make the selection easier.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

1980s. A male Common Blackbird checking 1what the photographer is doing. I was in a ditch photovraphing something when I noticed this male spying on me. Photographed in an abandoned orchard at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

CMMC: Silver or Gold

1990s. A breeding plumage Horned Grebe on a cattle watering hole. I wanted to get as low a viewpoint as possible so had the legs of the tripod fully spread and then stomped them into a mixture of mud and cattle poop before lying behind the camera. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saturday Bird: Juvenile Red Knot

2000s. A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline during autumn migration. The shoreline was too rocky to lie down behind the camera so I was kneeling, trying to get as low a possible. I spent long enough with the birds that they fed, bathed and napped in front of me. Photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

2010s. An American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight. From the 52 week photo project I did in 2018 when I spent lots of time lying behind the camera photographing birds and mammals. Photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

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Becky's Squares Six Word Saturday

Looking Up At A Bird Feeder

This is my contribution to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday and also a contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A Raccoon that wandered into the yard and started looking Up at one of the bird feeders.

Six Word Saturday/January Squares
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Weekly Topics

Hidden Coyote

The subject of my Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Coyote (Canis latrans). A species of canine native to North America.

It is widespread and abundant and is moving into urban areas in eastern Canada and the U.S.

This individual was photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the winter. I like the way the colour of the Coyote blends in with the surrounding grass.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening