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Monthly Squares

Eye Level with an American Red Squirrel

This is my day 7 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my eye level perspective photos.

This is an American Red Squirrel on the South Bruce Peninsula photographed from the animals perspective by lying in the grass with the squirrel.

 

July Squares: Eye Level with an American Red Squirrel

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Squirrel!

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Squirrel!

I have quite a few photos of Squirrel species, most in natural settings and doing something, usually feeding.

Then I remembered this photo taken a few weeks ago when the birds weren’t cooperating. This is an American Red Squirrel on the fence around the deck getting upset with me for sitting in the yard.

An interesting photo for me because it was the first time I had used my decades old Olympus OM Zuiko 350mm lens adapted to my Sony mirrorless camera.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Squirrel!

 

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Monthly Squares

Eye Level with a Pine Siskin

This is my day 3 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective. It’s also the first of my eye level posts.

I like getting to eye level with some of my nature subjects. It gives a more intimate view and allows the viewer to see the subject from the bird or mammals perspective.

This is a Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) photographed as it fed in some grass on the South Bruce Peninsula. I was lying in the grass to get down to eye level with the bird.

July Squares: Eye Level with a Pine Siskin

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge which this week has Cee Neuner as a guest host. Cee has given us the prompt One Single Flower.

I quickly decided to keep things simple and go with a small selection of favourite flowers and photos.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Corncockle flower. Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon through modern farming practices. It is grown in some cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

This is a Prairie Lily, the provincial flower of Saskatchewan. This specimen was photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. No longer as common on the prairies as it once was.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

A Coneflower photographed a few years ago using my Vivitar 35mm lens from the 1970s on a modern digital camera. The interesting background is probably what started me experimenting with various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 15th March 2020

Silent Sunday: 15th March 2020

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One Word Sunday

Fraction

I had 3/4 of an idea for the One Word Sunday: Fraction prompt so went with 4/3 ratio photos.

 

One Word Sunday: Fraction

6/10 of a Pine cone photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.

 

Close up of a Sunflower.

9/20 of a Sunflower.

 

One Word Sunday: Fraction

13/20 of a cup of coffee. This version was photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a mirrorless camera.

 

Pine Siskin juvenile.

11/20 of a juvenile Pine Siskin. I thought of this fraction when I was captioning the Pine cone fraction.

 

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2020 Archives

Fan Of… OM Zuiko 350mm lens, part 2

This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of… #56 photo challenge and part two of my ramble about the Olympus OM Zuiko 350mm lens I have been using since 1996. If you missed part one it’s here.

Part 2 is about some of the unexpected photos taken with the lens.

 

Fan Of... OM Zuiko 350mm lens part 2

The 350mm lens set up in the snow on the South Bruce Peninsula in 2009.

 

Fan Of... Olympus OM Zuiko 350mm lens

A rain drop in the rain. Taken while waiting for some birds to visit the yard in 2018.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Trees

Hoarfrost covered trees on snow covered farmland at sunrise near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1998. I was scouting a location to photograph a moonrise.

 

Fan Of... OM Zuiko 350mm lens

While waiting for the moon to rise over the snow covered farmland in the above photo I photographed a group of White-tailed Deer across a small valley at dusk.

 

Fan Of... OM Zuiko 350mm lens, part 2

A Prairie Lily, the provincial flower of Saskatchewan photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in 1998.

 

A giant sun pillar.

A sun pillar behind Chantry Island, Lake Huron, Ontario in 2005. The biggest and brightest sun pillar I have ever seen made even bigger by using the 350mm.

 

Banded Demoselles.

A female Banded Demoselle egg laying while being watched by a male. Photographed in southern Cheshire in 1997. The insects were in the middle of a water inlet to a reservoir several metres from solid ground. So I used a long forgotten mix of extension tubes and teleconverters behind the lens to get the magnification and close focusing I needed.