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Weekly Photo Challenge

Wet

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday: Wet prompt.

I had a few ideas for the challenge before thinking of this photo of a young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet
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Flora and Fauna Friday

Virginia Spiderwort

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday post is a Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana) flower after rain.

The plant is native to eastern North America but widely grown in cottage gardens. This specimen was photographed in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England. 

 

Flora and Fauna Friday: Virginia Spiderwort

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: A Wet Weekend

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt A Wet Weekend.

When the prompt was posted we were having a sunny and hot weekend so I was going to have to resort to my archives.

Then I remembered the 52 week photo project I did in 2018. We had a couple of wet weekends that summer.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: All Wet

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain in early summer.

 

A solitary raindrop.

A raindrop on the end of a branch taken while waiting for the Rose-breasted Grosbeak above.

 

Raccoon with spiky wet fur.

This wet, bedraggled Raccoon wandered out of the bush after 24 hours of rain on the first weekend of the summer.

 

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Waiting.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of some of the photos I had taken waiting for various birds and mammals to make an appearance in front of the lens.

The following shots were taken in our yard in 2018 when I was doing my 52 week photo project.

I noticed the way a beam of light was illuminating a patch of Maple leaves.

Backlit Maple branch.

 

I set up in the yard to photograph birds in the rain. When the birds weren’t cooperating I photographed rain drops.

Simplicity.

 

Raindrops on a Cedar branch.

Raindrops on a Cedar tree.

 

Lying in the grass I photographed a Clover flower while waiting for a bird or mammal to appear.

Clover flower in grass

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Monthly Squares

October Squares: Raindrop Lines

This is my contribution for day 26 of Becky’s October Squares: Lines photo challenge.

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

October Squares: Raindrop Lines

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical.

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Magical.

I was thinking about the challenge and had this post mostly written in my head on Sunday evening. On Monday I started considering a completely different selection of photos before deciding to combine my ideas.

My original ideas was to detail some of the magical experiences photographing nature subjects. Then I started thinking about some of the magical landscapes and skies I have photographed.

In the end I went with a mix of nature encounters and landscapes.

Storm clouds and light beams over Loch Arkaig, Scotland.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Vista

 

Pond Skaters, not only can they walk on water, they also mate on the water. Taken on a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Mating Pond Skaters.

 

An Osprey with a White Sucker on the Lake Huron shoreline, Ontario, Canada. Not only can the bird spot and catch a fish in rough water but it can then carry the fish in the most aerodynamic position.

Flying Osprey with flying fish.

 

Snow Geese on autumn migration. Taking off from a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area, Saskatchewan, Canada. This is a small part of one of the flocks in the area.

A flock of Snow Geese taking flight.

 

A young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the rain on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last year and September in a 2019 birds calender.

In the rain.

 

Trees and their shadows, Bickerton Hill, Cheshire, England.

Trees and their shadows on farmland.

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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 9th September 2019

Monochrome Monday is from my testing of various lenses adapted to a mirrorless camera this summer.

Hosta leaves after rain with a 35mm CCTV lens.

Monochrome Monday: 9th September 2019