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Monthly Squares

Portrait of an Orange Daylily

This is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

An Orange Daylily photographed with a fast portrait lens to give a different perspective with very shallow depth of field on the flower.

 

July Squares: Portrait of an Orange Daylily

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

First Test of a New Lens

The Kamlan 28mm  f/1.4 wide open.

I rather like the background rendering.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: First Test of a New Lens

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 15th July 2020

 

Wordless Wednesday: 15th July 2020

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

CFFC: One Single Flower

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower.

Two photos from last summer when I was experimenting with various lenses adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower

An Orange Daylily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: One Single Flower

A Periwinkle flower photographed with a 35mm CCTV lens adapted to a small mirrorless camera.

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Re-imagine Orange

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Re-imagine Orange.

I thought about some of the various species of flora and fauna with Orange in their common English names. That’s when I discovered that orange wasn’t very common in species English names and that one of the photos in my archives with orange in the name was incorrect. What I had captioned Orange Marigold is more correctly known as Pot Marigold.

 

Friendly Friday: Re-imagine Orange

Center of a Pot Marigold after rain. Photographed in Hatherton, Cheshire, England and captioned Orange Marigold by me.

 

Friendly Friday: Re-imagine Orange

A male Orange Tip Butterfly feeding on Bluebells in a garden in Faddiley, Cheshire, England.

 

Friendly Friday: Re-imagine Orange

Orange Daylilies photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. I wouldn’t be surprised if these aren’t classified as an invasive species in the future. Originally an Asian species I have seen them growing in various wild locations in Ontario.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019.

I considered a few themes for the challenge but in the end decided to just go with a selection of my favourites for the year.

A January thaw saw this Ivy appear as the snow melted.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Favourite Photos of 2019

 

Late March and Colpoy’s Bay is still frozen.

Ice at sunrise.

 

Early June and a male Purple Finch in the yard.

Purple Finch in the yard.

 

Mid July and an Orange Daylily photographed with a 25mm CCTV lens adapted to fit a mirrorless camera.

Orange Day-Lily with a swirly background.

 

Early September saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline 45 minutes before sunrise so I could do some long exposures. This is a 60 second exposure to allow the clouds to move across the sky.

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

 

The end of October saw the autumn colour mostly coming to the end while a few trees held on to their leaves.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Open Topic

 

Mid November saw me down on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise where breaking waves had splashed over a bush to form this ice sculpture.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

 

In December Santa Claus brings up the rear of the Wiarton Santa Claus parade.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Stylish

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Stylish.

After a couple of false starts to the challenge I thought about my testing of various lenses adapted to fit a small mirrorless interchangeable lens camera this summer.

With the growing popularity of mirrorless cameras it has become stylish to adapt a wide variety of lenses to these cameras.

Although I was testing the adapted lenses partly because I was putting together a compact, lightweight camera kit after an accident left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm.

 

An Orange Daylily taken with a 25mm CCTV lens.

Orange Day-Lily with a swirly background.

 

Hosta leaves with the 7artisans 35mm f1.2 lens.

Silent Sunday: 4th August 2019

 

Dandelion clocks taken with my 50mm OM Zuiko lens from 1976.

Dandelion seed heads.

 

A Bracken frond taken with a 35mm CCTV lens.

Bracken with adapted CCTV lens.