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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

 

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Ripples, not a Comet

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #38 Photo Challenge.

Last Saturday I got up in the middle of the night and went down to the local bay to look for the comet Neowise. There was far too much cloud to see the comet but I stayed down there for the sunrise. Then I photographed the ripples around the end of the dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay.

 

WWE: Ripples, not a Comet

 

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Reflected in the Water

This is a contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #37 Photo Challenge.

A recent sunrise on Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment with the sun rising over White Cloud Island, one of three islands in the mouth of the bay.

 

Water Water Everywhere: Rising over White Cloud Island

 

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WWE #35: Great Crested Grebes

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #35 Photo Challenge and a continuation of my Grebe species theme for the challenge.

This is a pair of Great Crested Grebes performing part of their long and quite complex courtship display on Hurleston Reservoir near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

 

Throwback Thursday: 19th March 2020

 

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WWE #34: Little Grebe or Dabchick

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #34 Photo Challenge and a continuation of my Grebe species theme.

This is a summer plumage Little Grebe (Tachybaptus ruficollis) on the large pool on the Brown Moss Nature Reserve near Whitchurch in Shropshire, England. When I was growing up in England a lot of people called the bird a Dabchick but that common English name seems to have gone out of fashion.

 

WWE #34: Little Grebe or Dabchick

 

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WWE #33: A Red-necked Grebe

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #33 Photo Challenge.

Having used a photo of two Horned Grebe amongst reflections for the Water Water Everywhere #30 challenge I thought I would start a theme.

So here is a Red-necked Grebe photographed on Last Mountain Lake National Wildlife Area in Saskatchewan. I was sitting in the water photographing American White Pelicans when the Grebe appeared. At first it kept its distance as in this photo but after a while it got closer as it got used to me being there.

Tuesday Photo Challenge - Connect

 

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WWE #32: Crescent Moon at Dawn

This is my contribution to Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #32 Photo Challenge.

This is a photo of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn from June last year. If I was to set up a tripod and start taking photos this year I would be risking a hefty fine. It would be perfectly acceptable to walk along the shoreline, even in a group, but to stand still, completely alone is unacceptable according to the local council.

 

WWE #32: Crescent Moon at Dawn

A crescent moon hangs over Colpoy’s Bay and the Niagara Escarpment on the South Bruce Peninsula at dawn. An 8 second exposure has blurred the water and the leaves on the trees.