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Macro Monday

Red Daylily

Macro Monday this week is more of a close-up Monday.

I spotted this red Daylily on a walk yesterday morning. A neighbour has lots of Orange Daylilies growing along the road. This year there are also variegated yellow one’s and this small red one.

 

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Saturday Bird

Male Mountain Bluebird

This week’s Saturday Bird is a male Mountain Bluebird (Sialia currucoides) with food for its young.

Photographed near Punnichy in Saskatchewan in the mid 1990s. The male and female were landing on this branch before going to the nest which was in the hollow steel leg of a grain bin.

 

A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020

 

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Monthly Squares

Eye Level with an American White Pelican

This is my day 11 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my eye level perspective photos.

This is an American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) on a section of the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada. In the breeding season adult birds grow a laterally flattened horn on the upper bill. The horn is shed after the birds have mated and laid eggs.

It was a hot, sunny afternoon so if I wanted to get to eye level with the birds I had two choices, lying in the sun at the edge of the water or set up a tripod in the water and sit in the water with the camera. I chose to sit in the water.

 

Eye Level with an American White Pelican

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge

Finally Back At A Sunrise Location

Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.

Not been down there since March.

My contribution to Six Word Saturday.

 

Six Word Saturday: Finally Back At A Sunrise Location

 

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Flora and Fauna Friday

Corncockle flower

This week’s Flora and Fauna Friday is a Corncockle (Agrostemma githago) flower photographed in a garden in Cheshire, England.

Once a common weed in wheat fields it is now uncommon due to modern farming practices. However, nowadays it is being grown in cottage gardens. All parts of the plant are poisonous.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: One Single Flower

 

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Monthly Squares

Perspective on a Gravel Road

This is my day 8 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

This is a gravel road on the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario. Photographed in the summer of 1985 little did I know that 20 odd years later I would be living in the area.

The plateau on the horizon is a section of the Niagara Escarpment.

 

July Squares: Perspective on a Gravel Road

 

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Monthly Squares

Eye Level with an American Red Squirrel

This is my day 7 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective and another of my eye level perspective photos.

This is an American Red Squirrel on the South Bruce Peninsula photographed from the animals perspective by lying in the grass with the squirrel.

 

July Squares: Eye Level with an American Red Squirrel