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Photo Challenges

Blue-Green

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Blue-Greens prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Common Kingfisher found in Europe and parts of Asia.

The birds plumage varies between blue and green depending on the direction and quality of light falling on it. Here is three photos of the same male photographed at different times and in different light.

CMMC: Blue-Green
Saturday Bird: Common Kingfisher
CMMC: Blue-Green
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Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #30

Rising Up at sunrise.

This is my day 30 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Mist rising Up from scrubland on the South Bruce Peninsula at sunrise in summer.

January Squares: Up #30
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Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #29

Looking Up at something across the yard.

This is my day 29 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

An American Red Squirrel looking Up at something across the yard.

January Squares: Up #29
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Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #28

Looking Up at a Butterfly.

This is my day 28 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Looking Up at a giant blue butterfly garden ornament on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario in summer.

January Squares: Up #22
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Month of Squares

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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Lens-Artists

Tree Stripes

This is my contribution to Ann-Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Striped and Checked prompt.

As is frequently the case with me, I started of with a couple of ideas for the challenge and shot off at a tangent when I started selecting images.

I quickly realised that I was picking mostly striped images. That realisation was followed by my noticing that quite a few of the photos had something to do with trees.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Motion blurred trees. Taken by panning the camera upwards during exposure.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree shadows on the snow. Although the image is as much about the fallen branch sticking out of the snow as the shadows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

Tree branches as a window display. I rather like the way the corrugated metal siding on the building echoes the pattern of the Paper Birch branches in the windows.

Lens-Artists: Striped and Checked

A maze of tree trunks. Taken on a walk around the neighborhood in autumn a couple of years ago. I was thinking of going back at different times of the year but I can’t find the spot despite knowing which trail I was on.

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Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #22

Sun Up over Colpoy’s Bay and White Cloud Island.

This is my day 22 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

The sun is coming Up over White Cloud Island in the mouth of Colpoy’s Bay on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

January Squares: Up #16