A Photo a Week Challenge: What’s For Dinner.

My contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: What’s For Dinner.

Fish.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.

 

Apple.

Female Common Blackbird.

 

Poppy seeds.

Eating Poppy seeds.

 

Bugs.

July Squares: Mountain Bluebird.

 

Fish, again.

American White Pelican with fish.

 

Caterpillar.

Eurasian Blue Tit feeding young.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.

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

Having photographed some Black-eyed Susan’s a short time before the challenge was posted I decided that yellow flowers would be to obvious.

As yellow is associated with warmth I thought a winter photo would be interesting. I briefly considered a winter sunrise or sunset before deciding that was also to obvious.

Then I remembered the giant butterfly garden ornaments I photographed on some of my walks last winter. I was surprised that this giant Yellow Butterfly sitting in a patch of sunlight hadn’t headed south for the winter.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected.

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

I’ve had a few unexpected wildlife encounters over the years but one recent encounter came to mind. A little over a year ago I was sitting on a bench at Dominion Lookout on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton. It was mid morning and I had a camera sitting on the bench next to me, just in case.

Imagine my surprise when I saw a Red Fox trotting along the shoreline towards me. I grabbed the camera and started taking photos as I was expecting it to spook and run off. Well it didn’t run off, it stopped briefly for a quick drink before it got close to me. It then carried on trotting along the shoreline towards me and carried on past me to disappear in some vegetation growing to the north of the lookout.

Ten minutes later it was trotting behind me heading back south. I later found out from a local I know that it was a regular along the shoreline and had learned to ignore the locals and the tourists. I saw it again a couple of months later but it wasn’t as close.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Unexpected.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Shades of Pink.

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Shades of Pink.

I decided to go with three photos taken on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Patches of ice on Lake Huron at dusk.

Ice on Lake Huron at dusk.

Range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River at dawn.

Range light at the mouth of the Saugeen River.

Cloud over Lake Huron at sunrise.

Clouds at sunrise.