Sep 262012
 

Found this thistle a few weekends ago while searching for butterflies and dragonflies.  Happy I found this because the only other thing I found that day were a few damselflies and that was not going as well as I would have liked!


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Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/80 s
Create Date:   2012:09:16 08:26:19     Aperture:   f/9.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright © 2012 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 September 26, 2012  Posted by at 9:04 am Flowers, Nature 2 Responses »
Jan 082010
 

The Tiny Ram's Head Lady Slipper

The is the second of two Ram’s Head Lady Slippers I am posting. We were lucky that these were growing under a tree near the trail where we were able to access them without disturbing the environment they were growing in. How small is small? Take a look at this.


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Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/25 s
Create Date:   2009:06:19 14:36:56     Aperture:   f/18.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 8, 2010  Posted by at 1:06 pm Flowers, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 072010
 

Ram's Head Lady Slipper Orchid

We were lucky to have found these. They are quite rare and are protected at Singing Sands Beach in the Bruce Peninsula National Park.


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Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/125 s
Create Date:   2009:06:19 13:58:07     Aperture:   f/11.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   400
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 7, 2010  Posted by at 1:01 pm Flowers, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 062010
 

Pink Lady Slipper

Scott and I took a trip up to the Bruce Peninsula again last year. We had pretty poor weather but managed to get some good shots nonetheless. This is one of them.


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Create Date:   2009:06:18 20:19:34     Aperture:   f/6.3
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

Jan 042010
 

A Pair of Trilliums on a moss bed


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Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM     Shutter:   1/60 s
Create Date:   2009:04:26 08:58:11     Aperture:   f/4.5
Focal Length   84 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 4, 2010  Posted by at 1:34 pm Flowers, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
May 212009
 

Tulip - Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens

It’s been a while since I posted. I shot this last night. I realize it may be dark, but I like the moody, painterly look of it. Photographed at the Niagara Falls Botanical Gardens.


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Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 5D Mark II & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/8000 s
Create Date:   2009:05:20 18:27:13     Aperture:   f/3.5
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   400
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2009 – Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 May 21, 2009  Posted by at 1:41 pm Flowers, Nature, Niagara Falls No Responses »
Jan 142009
 

Dragon Fly on Birdsfoot Trefoil

This is a dragon fly resting on a piece of Birdsfoot Trefoil.  Photographed early in the morning, the dragonfly and flower are still covered in dew.  It is hard to see in this size, but I am picking up reflections of the sky in the dew drops.

This photo was obviously not shot recently :)   I will be mixing recent photos along with photos from last year that did not get post, though should have during my bouts of non posting. Feel free to comment on some of the photos.


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Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/4 s
Create Date:   2008:08:16 07:14:52     Aperture:   f/16.0
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 14, 2009  Posted by at 12:51 am Dragonflies, Flowers, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jan 122009
 

Resting

Scott found this Fritillary one morning late last summer while out shooting.  With it’s wings closed we could see he was a little beaten up. It wasn’t until he had warmed up enough to spread his wings that I saw just how bad he really was.

The second butterfly Scott found was in much better shape.

 January 12, 2009  Posted by at 2:21 pm Butterflies, Flowers, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Jul 082008
 

Poppies Looking to the Sun

This is a bit of a landmark image for me, photo #1000. I started this photo blog on February 1st, 2005 (after having previously displayed my images on another one of my sites for several years) with a photo of a Silver Cheeked Hornbill and posted daily up until a little while back.

Today’s photo, shot on my recent trip to the Bruce Peninsula with Scott is of poppies growing wild along the roadside. I am sure they had been part of a garden at one time, but the area appears to be overgrown now.

I hope to continue daily posting.  It does get tiring at times, and sometimes I need a little inspiration to put up a new photo.  I can’t say I will make another 1000 photos but I will give it a shot. The important thing is not to stop.  After a while, it almost becomes an addiction.

I haven’t done a good job up so far of advertising it, but many of my images here are available for sale but I hope to have that rectified shortly.

Jun 072008
 

Hepatica in the Spring

I shot this while out with my father a while back.  Hepatica is one of the earlier wildflowers to bloom in my area. About the same time as Dutchman’s Breeches and before the Trilliums are up.  This was found protected under a fallen tree.

Other photos of Hepatca can be found here, Dutchman’s Breeches here and Trilliums here.

On another note, I have been using WordPress for a week now and am still working on getting it to behave how I would like it to.  If you have experienced any errors or have any comments, please fill out the comment form and let me know.

 June 7, 2008  Posted by at 10:22 pm Flowers, Macro, Nature 2 Responses »
Jun 012008
 

Calla Lily
f8 1/125 s

It’s been a while since I have posted.  The absence has been a combination of things, vacation, busy with the business, other priorities and an issue with my hosting provider and problems with the software I had been using for the blog, Movable Type.  I still believe that it is the best software for what I was doing but because the hosting company didn’t work with it well I have had to change.

I am now using WordPress.  I have been trying to get used to it and get the site set up the way I want, but I find it is not as customizable as Moveable Type.  I will be posting more often though!

 June 1, 2008  Posted by at 12:03 am Flowers, Nature Tagged with: , ,  4 Responses »