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July 31, 2006

31. Niagara Sunset

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This photograph was shot last night while on a bike ride through the Niagara Parks. The new Niagara Skywheel on Clifton Hill is visible just above the horizion.

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July 30, 2006

30. Sunrise over Lake Ontario

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July 29, 2006

29. Clouds

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Same clouds as featured yesterday, shot a little closer.

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July 28, 2006

28. Thunderheads

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This is the remnant of a storm we had last weekend. I followed the storm out of the city, but with the summer tourism traffic, I missed the lightning I was hoping to catch.

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July 27, 2006

27. Final Resting Place

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The last photograph I am posting from this weekends shoot at the cemetary.

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July 26, 2006

26. Gravestones

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Another shot from the cemetery we shot at last weekend.

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July 25, 2006

25. A Nice Walk

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This is the road leading in to a cemetary in Sherktson. We drove in early Sunday morning and I liked the rural feel of it. Wood and wire fence on one side, over grown farmers field on the other, over hanging trees. I may photograph it again again one day, only looking up into the cemetary instead of from the cemetary looking out.

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July 24, 2006

24. Peeking Through

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July 23, 2006

23. Golf Balls

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July 22, 2006

22. Wings

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July 21, 2006

21. Saddleback

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I shot this saddleback last weekend. Like the Monarch, it was done later in the morning. Unlike the Monarch however, it flew to me, I did not have to chase this one.

I processed this image in the new Adobe Lightroom beta. The software looks nice, but I will need to do some more testing with it to see how the image quality is. It is a little slow though. Beta sofware...

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July 20, 2006

20. Kayaker

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July 19, 2006

19. Swing

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Oakes Park in Niagara Falls recently celebrated it's 75th anniversary. As part of the day long celebrations was a celebrity softball game between NHL alumni and Buffalo Sabers Alumni.

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July 18, 2006

18. Zoom Zoom

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A panning shot taken at Younge and Dundas in Toronto a few weeks ago.

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July 17, 2006

17. Crab Spider and Fly

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This shot of a crab spider and fly was taken a few weeks ago. I originally set up to shoot the bird-footed cingfoil (trefoil?) and after my first shot notice a blur in the photo. Zooming in to identify the blur I noticed the crab spider. I photographed the pair for a little while after that.

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July 16, 2006

16. Five

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July 15, 2006

15. Monarch

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Monarch Butterfly. Stalked.

Our usual method of shooting these insects involves finding them in the morning when they are still fairly dormant from the overnight cold. This monarch was shot a little later in the morning and I had to stalk it, moving slowly. It was quite co-operative though and allowed me to get closer than I needed to be.

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July 14, 2006

14. Orange Veins

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This is a close up of a 12 Spotter Skimmer dragonfly. Scott originally pointed out the orange colour in the larger veins in the wings.

I am still fairly new at photographing these insects so I rely a lot on John and Scott for names and searching the Internet when I can. I identified this based on what I found at http://www.dragonflies.org

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July 13, 2006

13. Skippers

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Two skippers covered in morning dew.

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July 12, 2006

12. Abandoned Pump

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This abandoned gas station appears that it was abandoned in a hurry. Looking in the windows of the adjoining variety store, there appears to be magazines on the rack, gum in boxes and old 1.5 liter bottles of coke and pepsi in the refrigerator.

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July 11, 2006

11. Door and Vine

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This was taken at an abandoned gas station.

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July 10, 2006

10. No Sale

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July 9, 2006

09. Fence Boards

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July 8, 2006

08. Fireworks

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Fourth of July fireworks over Niagara Falls. I was in the middle of a crowd so my vantage point was not the best it could be. I'll shoot them again another time from a different location.

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July 7, 2006

07. Derry on the Fretboard

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Derry Grehan of Honeymoon Suite playing the fretboard.

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July 6, 2006

06. Bathed in Blue

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Johnny Dee of Honeymoon Suite.

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July 5, 2006

05. Honeymoon Suite

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Leanne and I went to see Honeymoon Suite perform the other night at the friendship festival. Honeymoon Suite comes from the city I live in, Niagara Falls. I saw them for the first time when I was 12 or so. This was Leanne's first time seeing them. As usual for most outdoor shows like this that we go to, Photographer Chris was Leanne's date instead of FiancÚ Chris and as such, I have a few photo's to share from the night.

This is a photo of Johnny Dee and Derry Grehan, both original members of the band.

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July 4, 2006

04. Pinching the Moon

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I took this the other night on the way to a concert at the Friendship Festival in Fort Erie. Not quite exactly what I had in mind, but close anyway.

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July 3, 2006

03. On top of a Flower

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Dragonfly perched atop a purple flowering grass.

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July 2, 2006

02. Resting

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This Cabbage White is resting calmly on clover, basking before flying for the first time in the morning.

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July 1, 2006

01. Smiling for the Camera

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This dragonfly seems to be smiling for the camera.

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