Saturday morning of week 23 saw me down at Colpoy’s Bay for the sunrise. One nice thing about this time of year, with the sun rising so early in the morning I can visit any of my shoreline spots and have it to myself.
A still morning with some nice reflections on the water.
This week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge is Say What You See.
This made me think of some of my Instagram posts where I compared a species common English name to a photo of the species and give it a checkmark when they match.
Rose-breasted ✔ Grosbeak ✔ (Pheucticus ludovicianus)
Week 23 saw me on a local side road for the sunrise. At this time of year the sun rises far enough in the North East to illuminate the side of the barn nicely.
Because of the big difference in brightness between the sky and the foreground I spent some time trying different combinations of graduated neutral density filters trying to find a balance between the two.
An Eastern Chipmunk checking what the photographer is up to.
I was using my ground pod to get as low to the ground and as close as possible to eye level with the birds, squirrels and chipmunks in the yard. As a result, the Chipmunk would occasionally stand up on its hind legs to get a better view of me. For some reason, in my mind it’s got a belligerent Cockney accent.
A male American Goldfinch poses in front of a complimentary background.
Is it just me but wouldn’t Yellow Finch be a more accurate common English name? A bit like Purple Finch would be more accurately called a Raspberry Red Finch.
Taken during week 22 of my 52 week photo project. The bird is in shade with sunlit Cedar trees as a background.
Another green photo from a walk during week 22.
This Ivy is growing over some boulders on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. I’ve photographed this Ivy at different times of the year a few times but this is the first time I remember the colour contrast of the new and old leaves.