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Month of Squares

Past Squares #21

July Squares: Strange Perspective on Shadows

Strange Perspective on Shadows

Trees and their shadows on farmland at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England. Normally cropped to a panoramic format rather than a square.

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 Perspective Squares Month and is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.

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Throwback Thursday

The Start of Autumn Colour

Throwback Thursday: 30th September 2021

My Throwback Thursday post this week is traveling back to south Cheshire in the early 1990s. The start of autumn colour on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

I was on one of the highest parts of the hill looking down on the trees below and isolating interesting sections of colour with a telephoto lens.

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Month of Squares Weekly Topics

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Flora and Fauna Friday: Eurasian Tree Sparrow

My Flora and Fauna Friday subject this week is the Eurasian Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus). The species is found across most of temperate Europe and Asia.

This individual was photographed emerging from a nest cavity in an apple tree at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. There is mistletoe growing on the apple tree above the entrance to the nest.

This is also a contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Month of Squares

Trees #5

July Squares: Strange Perspective on Shadows

Trees and their shadows. Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

This is my day 5 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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Month of Squares

Trees #3

July Squares: Trees

Trees on the loch side, a light beam on the hillside. Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

This is my day 3 contribution to Becky’s July Squares: Trees photo challenge.

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CFFC

Mammals and Birds

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

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Through an Opening
Red Fox in a hay meadow in Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing
Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Funny Furry Friends
Richardson’s Ground Squirrel in the spring, Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada
CMMC: Blue-Green
Male Common Kingfisher at Swanley near Nantwich, Cheshire, England.
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CFFC

Flowers

A brief look back at 40 years of flower photography for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers prompt.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

A Coneflower photographed with a fast portrait lens last summer. I spent part of the Covid-19 lockdown photographing flowers and plants with a variety of unusual lenses.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves

Foxgloves photographed with a long telephoto lens to isolate them from the background. A technique that I used quite often in the 1990s.

2021: Intentional camera movement of Daffodils

Daffodils with intentional camera movement. I started experimenting with ICM again in the winter and have continued this spring.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Snowdrops

Snowdrops. A photo in a series showing the growth of the flowers. Published in a school textbook in the late 1980s.