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Lens-Artists

Colourful April

This is my contribution to Amy’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Colourful April prompt.

I decided to look back at some of colourful April photos from my archives. One for each decade since the 1980s with as wide a variety of images as possible.

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1980s. The first weekend of April 1982. I am at the Le Mans race circuit in France documenting Team Bike in their first 24 hour endurance races. A pit stop at dawn on Sunday morning.

Throwback Thursday: 16th April 2020

1990s. A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a cottage garden. Photographed at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2000s. A male American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada. Recently arrived in Ontario on spring migration and giving me an attitude.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2010s. Late April 2018 and the local bay is still frozen and partially snow covered. Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.

Lens-Artists: Colourful April

2020s. Moss and lichen on a limestone boulder on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood last Saturday afternoon.

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Throwback Thursday

Nest Building

My Throwback Thursday post this week is traveling back to spring 1987.

I spent part of the spring documenting the nesting cycle of a pair of Eurasian Blue Tit.

In this photo one of the adult birds is bringing moss for the nest. It appears that one bird prefers moss and the other dried grass. It also appears that each bird builds one side of the nest.

One Word Sunday: Speciality
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Photo Challenges

Lichen Detail

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: April Close Up or Macro prompt.

I was considering one of the recent close ups of lichen on tree bark I had taken on a recent walk. As a result I decided to look back at some of my lichen photos taken on various walks in winter. Some of which were taken with unusual lenses such as a CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.

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Silent Sunday: 13th December 2020
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Monochrome Monday: 22nd February 2021
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Snow Art

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: Art for art’s sake prompt.

I thought about some of the abstract images I had made in the winter. As a result I decided to make the post about some of the photos featuring snow

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CFFC

Bark

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bark prompt.

Rather an appropriate prompt as tree bark has been a regular subject of my walks around the neighborhood since the various Covid-19 pandemic regulations first started nearly a year ago.

Silent Sunday: 24th May 2020
Bark and Cedars.
A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything
Orange lichen on bark.
Silent Sunday: 13th December 2020
Green moss and lichen on bark.
CFFC: White and cream colours
Paper Birch bark and snow.
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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 24th January 2021

Silent Sunday: 24th January 2021
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Photo Challenges

2020: Natural Detail

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Challenge Review 2020.

I decided to go with the theme of details of the natural world. A small selection of photos from 2020.

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

The green moss and orange lichen on a limestone boulder caught my eye on a walk in the spring.

CBWC: Hosta Leaves Detail

Early summer saw me experimenting with the monochrome options on a mirrorless camera. Variegated Hosta leaves in monochrome.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Summer also saw me experimenting with photographing flowers and plants with various unusual lenses. A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens wide open.

A sign of autumn.

Late summer saw the leaves starting to change colour. This solitary orange Maple leaf caught my eye when I was walking past it.