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I’m not sure of the exact number of hours we’ve been getting freezing rain here in Eastern Ontario, but I think it’s well over 48 hours now…. we seem to be experiencing a brief reprieve before the forecast calls for more this afternoon. Of course, I went back outside with my camera today….
Some may call me a reticent landscaper, but I prefer to believe that a little bit of wild growth at the edge of the mowedlawn is good for nature, and attracts lots of pretty visitors. After all, I live in a rural residential area, surrounded by fields and trees, with a small marsh at the side of my lot. I think sometimes letting nature just “be” is good for us all. Today I had a visit from an orange butterfly (which I have not identified, but I’m sure one of you will!). It was almost as if he was a professional model- turning around as I sat nearby with my camera, so that I could get a good view from all angles! It was also very fashionable of him to sit on a vibrant purple thistle- a nice contrast to his bright orange wings.
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I got a new lens… I am SO in love with it- a 70-200 2.8 Sigma for my Sony a77. We had our last (PLEASE let it be our last) ice storm of the winter/spring season here in Ontario last Friday. Of course, I went out in the freezing rain to capture some images of […]
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I was at the park today, sitting on a bench, a few minutes early for an engagement session, and suddenly I found myself surrounded by ducks. Ducks are a pretty common sight here on the Lake Ontario/St Lawrence River shoreline, so I hadn’t thought much about them before. Today though, I noticed that one had […]
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Because darn it, I refuse to be put in a box. UNBOX ME! Today I was bored and so I asked my husband to come with me, my camera and the dog for a walk through the woods on a local nature trail in Gananoque. I warned him that I WOULD be stopping frequently to […]
So many other bloggers inspire me…. I LOVE looking at other peoples pictures, wondering how they got that light, or that angle, what lens they used, and then sometimes trying something new myself. In this case, I went back through my archives to find some of my favourite bug pictures, inspired by fellow photog blogger Mike Powell – especially by his amazing pictures of the scary creepy creature on his lavendar plant. Mine are not NEARLY as technically perfect- some of them were just spontaneous- “quick get that picture”, others were planned….and in the interest of time, I pulled a few from my personal facebook albums- which are in low resolution. (who knows which hard drive I’ve got some of them on!!!) Next time I’m feeling like a photo adventure, I might just go in search of BUGS in a more serious fashion.
Also, feel free to correct me on my insect names. I know my “dragonfly” actually has a different name thanks to thePalGuy and his blog featuring educated commentary on the various creatures he finds during his photowalks. (my commentary is usually limited to ‘this bug is PRETTY’)
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My full time job is not as a photographer. I support people with disabilities. I have an office- two offices actually… and today I decided was take my camera to work day. I have a lovely view from my 2nd story window- overlooking a field where birds routinely come to play… this is what I […]