July 31, 2005
Another butterfly from yesterday's shoot. With so many butterflies at the Conservatory, it is a very great experiance to be there first thing in the morning, but really lacks a lot of the thrill of the hunt of going out and finding them on your own like this shot of a Saddleback Dragonfly, or this one of damselflies mating.
July 30, 2005
One of many butterflies shot this morning at the Niagara Falls Butterfly Conservatory.
July 29, 2005
July 28, 2005
Birch trees in the Niagara Gorge, just south of the Whirlpool Rapids
July 27, 2005
27. Time for a Snack
While Dave and I were in the Niagara Gorge the other day, these cabbage whites were very abundant. Dave was able to get some nice shots in and I was able to get this female resting on this plant having a snack.
July 26, 2005
A Mallard duck spreading it's wings in protest as I came to close to it's young ducklings, a couple of which you can just make out at the bottom of the picture.
July 25, 2005
25. In Tandem
We visited the South Niagara Rowing Club on Sunday and photographed some of the RowOntario Championships. The competition had over 850 participants from across Ontario competing in all categories from single and double sculls up to full eight's.
July 24, 2005
The puddle left behind after a stroke of an oar.
July 23, 2005
23. Going for the Kill
July 22, 2005
22. Painted Knots
Painted barn detail at Balls Falls conservation Area. I tried this image in Black and White, but did not like the result.
July 21, 2005
21. Forget Me Nots
I found these forget-me-nots in my backyard earlier this spring. Leanne loves these so I know she will be happy about this posting. They are very difficult to shoot well though.
July 20, 2005
I found this caterpillar last week having a snack while out with Scott and John. While not as exciting as the damselflies or dragonflies we were looking for, I still thought it might make a nice shot.
July 19, 2005
19. A River View
A nice view along the Old Welland Canal between Welland and Dain City.
July 18, 2005
18. Waves #2
July 17, 2005
Not much too shoot this morning, so had to go back a few days for this one. Playing around with the presentation of the images over the past few days. I probably won't really know what I like until I have a few printed.
July 16, 2005
July 15, 2005
15. Reverse Roofing
I believe reverse roofing is what Dave called this material.
July 14, 2005
This is another shot from Casino Niagara that I took with Dave the other night. I envisioned these photos as Black and White when I shot them, though I still really like the various colours in the rust.
Yesterday's shot from the same location.
July 13, 2005
July 12, 2005
This pair of Damselfies are in a mating position. National Geographic has published an article which discusses the mating of can be found here.
July 11, 2005
This was shot yesterday along with my first dragonfly. I am working on my technique. Each week is a little bit better.
July 10, 2005
Saddleback Dragonfly. This was posted late...busy day for me.
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July 9, 2005
09. Trafalgar Square
This is another shot I took last year when in London. This is Trafalgar Square.
July 8, 2005
08. A Touch of Orange
This was originally meant to be posted yesterday, but I chose another image instead.
This is the glass dome over the Fallsview Casino and Resort food court. I like the repeating patterns and geometric shapes in this shot, along with the small touches of colour in the two corners.
July 7, 2005
07. London Tube Station
July 6, 2005
06. Chris Murphy of Sloan
July 5, 2005
05. Sloan in Concert
Leanne and I went to the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie on Sunday night to watch Sloan. I squirmed my way up to the front for a few shots including this one of Sloan drummer Andrew Scott. Thanks to all who let me pass, except for the one lady who told me she was watching her kids, but seemed to be spending a lot more time watching the band, dancing and getting in my way than watching her kids. A little pleasantry goes a long way.
July 4, 2005
04. Blue Damselfly
This was the only salvageable shot from yesterday. Manual focus and a diopter adjustment our of whack do not play well together. I am very disappointed as the sunbursts coming off of the water drops on both the grass and the damselfly are amazing.
July 3, 2005
Found at Balls Falls Conservation Area
July 2, 2005
02. First Light
Early morning sunrise at Charles Daly Park.
July 1, 2005
01. Wood and Window
Scott and I were out this morning. Too warm for the bugs we are after, but it turned out to be a nice sunrise at Charles Daly Park, and I got a few nice shots of this building at Balls Falls Conservation Area.