Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Now and Then

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Now and Then prompt.

It took me a while to come up with an idea for a post in response to the prompt and it doesn’t really show a difference between now and pre Covid-19 days.

I thought about some of the photos taken on my walks around the neighborhood since Ontario went into lockdown in the spring. Particularly the photos of plants and flowers taken with various unusual lenses.

That’s when I realised that I have been using unusual lenses or techniques for an awfully long time.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Negative Space

Portrait of a Coneflower growing on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Taken with a fast portrait lens a few months ago and a favourite from the summer.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

Portrait of a Prairie Lily taken in Saskatchewan, Canada in the late 1990s. I used a long telephoto lens to isolate the flower from the rest of the vegetation growing in the ditch.

Weekly Prompts: Aesthetically Appealing

Portrait of a Fuchsia flower using high speed film and a soft focus filter. Taken in the mid 1980s when I was trying to get calender and greeting card publishers interested in these types of images.

Monthly Squares

Two Of A Kind #4

Two Horned Grebe amongst reflections on a pool near Punnichy, Saskatchewan in the late spring.

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Two Of A Kind
Throwback Thursday

A V at Sunset

Throwback Thursday travels back to Saskatchewan in the late 1990s.

A large, loose V of Sandhill Cranes flying to roost at sunset during the autumn migration.

With no internet connection at home I’m slowly working on editing the thousands of slides I copied last winter. I recently finished all the copies with Sandhill Crane included in the keywords.

Throwback Thursday: A V at Sunset
Monthly Squares

Three Of A Kind #2

Three American White Pelicans flying between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada.

This is my day 16 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Three of a Kind
Monthly Squares

Two Of A Kind

Two American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the summer.

This is my contribution to day 2 of Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Two of a Kind: American Avocets
Weekly Photo Challenge


A wildlife spectacle, Snow Geese on autumn migration.

My contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Spectacle.

 Spectacle : Sunday Word One
Flora and Fauna Friday

Bison calf resting

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday is a continuation of last week’s bull Bison portrait.

This is a Bison (Bison bison) calf resting on a Bison ranch near Kelliher, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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

Flora and Fauna Friday: Bison calf portrait