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.


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: 5th August 2020


Wordless Wednesday: 5th August 2020


Weekly Photo Challenge

Colpoy’s Bay Sunrise: 1st August 2020

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #39 Photo Challenge.

I was down at the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline for the sunrise on Saturday morning. The forecast wasn’t promising for a colourful sunrise with mostly clear skies but there was rain in the forecast for the rest of the Ontario Civic Holiday long weekend.


Colpoy's Bay Sunrise: 1st August 2020


Weekly Photo Challenge

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary

This is my contribution to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Sanctuary prompt.

On reading the prompt I didn’t have any ideas for some time. Then I thought about the Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The National Wildlife Area includes the Last Mountain Lake Bird Sanctuary, the first federal bird sanctuary in North America.


Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

The sanctuary is a breeding area for American White Pelicans.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Up In The Air

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the autumn.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Chaos

Snow Geese on autumn migration in the sanctuary.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots

A section of the sanctuary at sunset in the winter.


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020


Silent Sunday: 2nd August 2020


Weekly Photo Challenge


This is my contribution to the One Word Sunday prompt Fruit.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Find Something Red

Detail of a Raspberry.


Saturday Bird

Marbled Godwit in a marsh

My Saturday Bird this week is the Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa), a large shorebird (wader to the British) and the largest of the four species of Godwit.

The vast majority breed in the mid-continental North America, followed by eastern Canada and the Alaska Peninsula, USA. Most of them winter on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts of the U.S. and Mexico.

This individual was photographed in a marsh between Little Quill Lake and Middle Quill Lake in Saskatchewan, Canada in early summer.


A Photo a Week Challenge: Summer Vacation 2020