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Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #26

Looking Up, checking for a predator.

This is my day 26 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A Chipping Sparrow looking Up, checking the sky for a predator.

January Squares: Up #26
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Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #25

Looking Up at the crescent moon.

This is my day 25 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

A crescent moon hangs over an old barn on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise in late spring.

April Squares:: With A Crescent Moon On Top
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Cosmic Photo Challenge

From Ground or Water Level

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: From Ground Level prompt.

It was a good prompt for me as I usually try to get to eye level with birds and mammals. This often involves lying on the ground behind the camera.

However, I quickly realised just how many photos I had to pick from. So initially I decided to limit myself to four photos. Then I decided to go with one photo from the past four decades, partly to make the selection easier.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Old and New

1980s. A male Common Blackbird checking 1what the photographer is doing. I was in a ditch photovraphing something when I noticed this male spying on me. Photographed in an abandoned orchard at Faddiley near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

CMMC: Silver or Gold

1990s. A breeding plumage Horned Grebe on a cattle watering hole. I wanted to get as low a viewpoint as possible so had the legs of the tripod fully spread and then stomped them into a mixture of mud and cattle poop before lying behind the camera. Photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Saturday Bird: Juvenile Red Knot

2000s. A juvenile Red Knot resting on the Lake Huron shoreline during autumn migration. The shoreline was too rocky to lie down behind the camera so I was kneeling, trying to get as low a possible. I spent long enough with the birds that they fed, bathed and napped in front of me. Photographed on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

2010s. An American Red Squirrel in dappled sunlight. From the 52 week photo project I did in 2018 when I spent lots of time lying behind the camera photographing birds and mammals. Photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada.

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 24th January 2021

Silent Sunday: 24th January 2021
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One Word Sunday

Body

A body in the snow.

My One Word Sunday post is a variation on my last Wordless Wednesday blog and Instagram post. When the Instagram post appeared on Facebook two people spotted the body in the snow quite quickly.

One Word Sunday: Body
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Squares Challenge

January Squares: Up #23

Looking Up at some autumn leaves.

This is my day 23 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking Up at some backlit Maple leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in autumn.

January Squares: Up #14
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Six Word Saturday

An Alien Hand or an Icicle?

Winter on the South Bruce Peninsula.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

Six Word Saturday: An Alien Hand or an Icicle