Monthly Squares

January Squares: Up #2

Opened Up all the way.

This is my day 2 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A Coneflower on the South Bruce Peninsula in the summer photographed with a portrait lens opened Up to maximum aperture.

January Squares: Up
Saturday Bird

Whooper Swan

This week my Saturday Bird is the Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus) another winter visitor to the U.K.

The bird is the Eurasian counterpart of the Trumpeter Swan found in North America. Some authorities consider them the same species.

This bird was photographed at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire, England. It is wet because it has been dipping it head and neck underwater to feed.

Saturday Bird: Whooper Swan

Coneflower from above

Another photo using a portrait lens to photograph flowers and plants.

For this photo I used the Kamlan 50mm lens wide open at f/1.1 on a Sony a6000 camera.

Overhead view of a Coneflower.
Flora and Fauna Friday

Bull Bison portrait

Flora and Fauna Friday this week is a portrait of a resting bull Bison (Bison bison) photographed on a Bison ranch near Kelliher, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Also known as the American Bison, American Buffalo or simply Buffalo.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Bull Bison portrait
Monochrome Monday

Wild Carrot portrait

Monochrome Monday this week is a portrait of a Wild Carrot flower taken on a recent walk around the neighborhood.

Photographed with a fast portrait lens for shallow depth of field.

Monochrome Monday: Wild Carrot portrait
Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 26th August 2020

Wordless Wednesday: 26th August 2020
Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 12th August 2020


Wordless Wednesday: 12th August 2020