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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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Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 11th May 2020

This week’s Monochrome Monday is from a walk around the neighborhood a few days ago.

Given how blue the skies have been recently I thought a monochrome conversion darkening the sky would be interesting. Plus a spot of colour from the giant red butterfly garden ornament I frequently walk past would add to the spot colour trend I have been on recently.

Monochrome Monday: 11th May 2020

 

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One Word Sunday

Inversion

This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Inversion.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge centered around inverting the colours of a couple of recent photos from my walks around the neighborhood. However, my first two picks didn’t work as well as I expected so it was time to try something different.

 

One Word Sunday: Inversion

The giant red butterfly garden ornament I walk past on some of my walks around the neighborhood.

 

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Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: Razzmatazz

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: Razzmatazz challenge.

What I didn’t know is thar razzmatazz is a colour, variously described as pink, rose, purple or crimson depending on the source.

This ambiguity and the “razz” at the start of the word made me think raspberry and of the North American Purple Finch. I have suggested in the past that Raspberry Finch would have been a better name. Now I’m wondering if Razzmatazz Finch wouldn’t be another option.

Some male Purple Finches photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario over the past few years.

 

Weekly Prompts: Razzmatazz

 

A male Purple Finch checking what the photographer is up to

 

Weekly Prompts: Razzmatazz

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle.

Given that the Covid-19 restrictions mean that I am basically just following three or four routes when going for a walk I had started photographing the trees from unusual viewpoints a few weeks ago.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Wordless Wednesday: 1st April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

 

Silent Sunday: 19th April 2020

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: From an Unusual Angle

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Monthly Squares

Red Maple Leaf on Top of a Boulder

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

An update, I am no longer in isolation after the Covid-19 test came back negative. Otherwise there’s been no change, my heart rate has dropped a little but is still high and I still can’t do much before I’m short of breath.

To the photo, I had gone down to the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise but there wasn’t much of one. I started looking at some of the autumn colour and some of the textures and colours of the lichens growing on the boulders on that section of the shoreline.

While looking for interesting groups of lichens I found this nicely coloured Maple leaf on top of a boulder.

April Squares: Red Maple Leaf on Top of a Boulder

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

This is my contribution to Nancy’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place.

One local location came to mind almost immediately when I thought about the prompt. A section of the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline that’s usually peaceful at sunrise.

A small selection of photos from August last year to January this year.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Peaceful Place

August 2019. Some interesting cloud formations over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.

 

Six Word Saturday, a sixty second exposure at dawn.

September 2019. A sixty second exposure at dawn allows the clouds to move across the sky during exposure.

 

Six Word Saturday: Red Maple Leaf on a Boulder

October 2019. A red Maple leaf on a Lichen covered boulder.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Fantasy

November 2019. An ice formation on the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at sunrise.

 

Silent Sunday: 29th December 2019

December 2019. The morning after the winter solstice if I remember correctly.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Welcome to the '20s

January 2020. Interesting clouds over Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise.