This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Candid.
I considered the more obvious candid shots of humans before deciding to go in a completely different direction.
An American Red Squirrel on the South Bruce Peninsula. One of the squirrels in the area that are so used to me being around that they ignore me allowing me to take candid portraits as they go about their business.
An Eastern Chipmunk ignoring the photographer.
A Racoon that wandered into the yard. It’s more interested in the bird feeders than the photographer.
This is my contribution for day 13 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge and a shot I delayed posting until the thirteenth.
For day 13 I give you a Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel in the spring looking for some fresh grass to eat. Taken near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
American Red Squirrel in the autumn.
My contribution to Six Word Saturday.
This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Animals.
After some thought I decided to go with a selection of animals covering a range of sizes, locations and decades.
A wet Racoon that wandered into the yard last summer.
A Red Deer stag with his harem at Lyme Park, Cheshire, England in the 1990s.
A Red Fox in a hay meadow in Cheshire, England in the 1990s.
A Coyote watching the photographer. Taken in Saskatchewan, Canada in the 1990s.
A young European Rabbit photographed at Brown Moss, Shropshire, England in the 1980s.
This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Living in the Light.
As a photographer I pay attention to the light and had several ideas for the challenge. In the end I decided to make light the theme of my contribution. Here’s a few photos where the quality of light is a major part of the image.
A male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the shade with sunlight illuminating the background. Last year I spent some time experimenting with different lighting conditions and had set up in the yard so that any birds landing on the branch in the shade would have sunlight illuminating the background.
Two backlit Sandhill Cranes soon after sunrise. I was heading home after going down to Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise when I spotted the birds feeding in a hay field with the light behind them.
An American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight. I deliberately set up in the yard where the birds and mammals would be moving in and out of the patches of sunlight.
Eye level Perspective for One Word Sunday.
This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Urban.
My initial thought was that I don’t do urban before thinking of urban Red Foxes. At that point I started thinking about some of the flora and fauna I have photographed in urban areas.
An American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Canada.
An Eastern Chipmunk in an urban garden, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster berries photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.
A male Eurasian Siskin eating peanuts in an urban garden, Cheshire, England.
A Red Fox trotting along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.
A Borage flower photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.