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Saturday Bird

White-crowned Sparrows

My Saturday Bird this week is the White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys), one of the sparrow species native to North America.

The photo shows an adult in the foreground with an immature bird behind. Photographed on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario where they are a passage migrant seen in the spring and autumn.

These birds were on autumn migration, having bred in northern Canada they are on their way to the southern U.S. for the winter. The young bird was hatched from an egg in the summer and is on its first migration.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Odd Couples

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

An Old Barn at First Light

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: An Old Barn at First Light

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Attitude

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Attitude prompt.

I thought of one particular photo of an American Red Squirrel. I have a few photos of them with an attitude but this one came to mind straight away. Maybe because of the way the squirrel is holding its front paws.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Animals

 

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2020

Portrait of a Fern

This summer I have been continuing my experiments with using unusual lenses for various subjects.

One set of photos is using fast portrait lenses to photograph flowers and plants. In this example I used the 7artisans 55mm f/1.4 lens wide open to photograph a Fern frond on a walk around the neighborhood.

 

A Fern frond with the 7artisans 55mm lens.

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 5th August 2020

 

Wordless Wednesday: 5th August 2020

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow.

I decided that sunrise and sunset images were too obvious so went looking for the unusual. Then I decided to go with photos taken on my various walks around the neighborhood.

 

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

A yellow cap on a plywood figure on the South Bruce Peninsula. Unusual because most of these plywood figures have cowboy hats.

 

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

A giant yellow butterfly garden ornament. Taken on one of my walks around the neighborhood testing various camera and lens combinations.

 

Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow

Two yellow Lady’s Slipper Orchids on the South Bruce Peninsula. A photo from 6 years ago when there was still lots of these Orchids growing wild around the neighborhood. I haven’t seen any for a couple of years. I  suspect that they’ve all been dug up and planted in people’s gardens.

 

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Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020

 

Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020