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Weekly Photo Challenge

Blue with an orange band

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise and my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #40 Photo Challenge.

 

Water Water Everywhere #40: Blue with an orange band

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything where the prompt is left open.

I have resumed testing various lenses adapted to mirrorless cameras, partly because it gave me some variation in my walks around the neighborhood during the Covid-19 shutdown in Ontario.

One of those lenses was my single coated, silvernose OM Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 lens from 1976.

 

Trees in snow, Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

One of my earliest photos with the lens when it was attached to my Olympus OM1 in the mid 1970s.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Anything

40+ years later the lens is attached to a Sony mirrorless camera on one of my walks around the neighborhood.

 

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Six Word Saturday

Forget-me-nots, green Moss and orange Lichen

Forget-me-nots and some boulders.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: Forget-me-nots, green Moss and orange Lichen

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown.

The first thing that came to mind was a small selection of photos from my various walks around the neighborhood during the lockdown in Ontario.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Late March and the sky is already noticeably bluer with so little air traffic.

 

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Some colourful moss and lichen growing on a limestone boulder.

 

Silent Sunday:10th May 2020

Ivy growing up a tree trunk.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The World in Lockdown

A sign of spring, new leaves starting to unfurl two days ago.

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Sense of Tasting

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about some of the insect species that make themselves poisonous or at least taste bad by various means.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting

These are Cinnabar Moth caterpillars feeding on Ragwort, a poisonous plant. As they feed they build up toxins from the plant. The yellow and black bands serve as a warning to potential predators.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting

This is a Six Spot Burnet moth. The red spots serve as a warning to potential predators that the moth is poisonous and if attacked it produces a liquid that contains cyanide.

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Walkabout

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Walkabout.

A few photos from some of my walks around the neighborhood over the past few weeks.

 

Weekly Prompts: Walkabout

Some interesting tree bark with Cedar trees and blue sky providing blocks of colour in the background.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

Paper Birch trees against a blue sky with some nice wispy clouds.

 

Silent Sunday: 3rd May 2020

Colourful green moss and orange Lichen growing on a boulder.

 

Wordless Wednesday: 6th May 2020

A giant blue butterfly garden ornament against a blue sky.

 

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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.