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Joy?

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

I was photographing ripples on Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise when this Common Loon swam into the section with the most interesting ripples. I wasn’t overjoyed until the bird surfaced and did a nice wing stretch after a dive.

I don’t know if the stretch was to help the bird swallow a fish it had caught while underwater or if it’s simply straightening ruffled feathers but it certainly looks joyful.

A Photo a Week: Joy
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Nostalgic

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

It took me a while to come up with a theme for the challenge. Then I thought about my ‘getting back to basics’ project and I had my theme.

A few years ago I put together a kit of manual focus prime lenses to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film in the 1970s and early 80s. It was a way of getting back to the basics of photography.

Then an accident last year left me with restricted movement in the right shoulder and a weaker right arm and I slimmed the kit down further to three small, manual focus primes and a small mirrorless camera.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Nostalgic
A snow and hoarfrost covered Oak tree photographed in the early 1980s.
A Fan Of..... Old Fashioned Camera Bags
My camera bag containing a handful of manual focus prime lenses when taking the above photo. A couple of years later the bag was too small.
Wordless Wednesday: 26th February 2020
Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at sunrise in winter nearly 40 years later. Taken with my lightweight, back to basics kit.
Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Essential Tips and Tools
My lightweight, back to basics kit on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise when taking the above photo.
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A Photo a Week Challenge: Attitude

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

I thought of one particular photo of an American Red Squirrel. I have a few photos of them with an attitude but this one came to mind straight away. Maybe because of the way the squirrel is holding its front paws.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

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

I had several ideas for a post with three or four different towers in mind. Each had some interesting detail and history but I couldn’t find a way of tying any of them together.

So I decided to pick just one. One that is no longer a tower although you can tell it used to be one.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Tower

This is the Church of St Editha in Church Eaton, Staffordshire, England. The church is largely 12th century. Originally built with a tower, the tower was later modified to add a spire.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Rainbow

This is a contribution to the Photo a Week Challenge: Rainbow.

I have a few photos of rainbows but one photo came to mind immediately on reading the challenge.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Lines

A rainbow over a barn on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in the autumn.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Insects

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

A small selection of photos of insects making more insects.

 

April Squares: Top

Common Red Soldier Beetles mating on top of Ragwort flowers.

 

Mating Silver-studded Blue Butterflies

Silver-studded Blue Butterflies mating on a grass seed head.

 

April Squares: Skating on Top of the Water

Pond Skaters mating on the surface of a garden pond.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes challenge.

Three photos of threes.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Summer Scenes

Three American White Pelicans on a section of Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Storm clouds and light beams at Loch Arkaig, Scotland. Something of a rarity for me, a scenic photo sort of following the rule of thirds.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Isolation Cravings

Three birds silhouetted against the rising sun on Colpoy’s Bay, Ontario, Canada at sunrise.