This is a panorma of the sunset as a storm approached from the south. It is a multiple photo panorama. To view a larger version, either click here or on the photo above.
Photo of an Osprey in flight
Another Grass Pink Orchid
This is another little orchid. And little is not an understatement. I have my camera sitting on the ground for this photo.
Indian Paintbrush photographed against a backdrop of evergreen at Oliphant on the Bruce Peninsula.
This is the full colour version of yesteday’s photo which I had converted to black and white except for the orange in the buttefly’s wing.
I found this butterfly on this piece of grass just beside the car. We were parked on the side of the road where we had stopped to photograph Lubilia. I am sure he was there when we parked and I missed him. Definitely one of those lucky finds!
A butterfly sits perched atop a piece of dewy grass awaiting to take flight after a night’s rest. I converted this photo to black and white in Photoshop then added back in the orange from the butterfly’s wings. This was done for a Facebook competition. i will post the full colour version tomorrow.
This a macro photo of a wood lily
A Grass Pink orchid with a drop of morning dew is framed again the reflection of the sun in a small pool of water.
Another shot similiar to yesterday’s, this photo is a different composition. I like this one better though.
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.
We shot most of our sunsets sunsets at Oliphant, not far from where we were staying. Some were very nice, others a little more plain. This one was one of the more dramatic sunsets of our recent trip. I like the S-Curve leading out to the lake.
A pair of Yellow Lady Slipper orchids sit nestled in a wooded area.
Like yesterdays, I like the blue in this photos. I think that it compliments the yellow of the orchids.
Another photograph of two Yellow Lady Slipper orchids I photographed a couple weeks ago on the Bruce Peninsula. I don’t remember what was behind to give it the blue tint to the shadows but I do like the results.
A Yellow Lady Slipper orchid photographed in the Bruce Peninsula between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.
Rocks along the beach on Georgian Bay. This was shot with my new Canon G9 I had been looking at them for a while as I wanted a good camera I can carry around with me without always having to take my SLR and assortment of lenses. The G9 has full capability, a Canon Digic III sensor and will sync to my existing Canon flashes if I need it too. In the words of Monty Burns… Excellent!
A slow shutter photo of Hoggs Falls. This was shot at ISO 100, 1 sec exposure and f22 with the use of a polarizer. The polarizer was partially to reduce the glare on the water but mostly because I could use it slow the water down one and a half to two stops (the difference between 1 sec and 1/4 second exposure).
This is just upstream of Hoggs Falls. One of the water falls we stopped at on the way up north.
I spent a few days on the Bruce Peninsula last week photographing wild orchids, sunsets and other nice things. On the way up, Scott and I stop at a couple of waterfalls along the way and this spot, the Caledon (or Cheltenham) Badlands.
A wild geranium photographed along a roadside earlier this spring.
This is the first butterfly I’ve shot of the season. This is a Crescent Spot and is perched upon a piece of foxtail barley. In order to get photos like this I am getting up a little before 4:00 am in order to get to the location and be ready to shoot just after the sun has risen.
A couple of tips on early morning photography may be read at http://potd.chrisempey.com/tips/archives/2007/08/very_early_morning_photography.php.
This is another photo from the same location as yesterday’s.
Reeds in the fog at one of our favourite locations. We do not always shoot here, but the area has a nice ‘feel’ about.
f16 2.5 sec
This was shot a little while ago just outside of St. Catharines, Ontario. Shooting early in the morning when the light levels are still low let me capture this with a long shutter speed to exaggerate the motion of the water.
Raindrops on a tulip. Again, shot with a 100mm or 135mm lens and a set of extension tubes.
This is a photo of a some of the tulips from my garden. I shot this with either a 100mm or 135mm lens and a couple of extension tubes.
I wrote about using extension tubes for macro photography here.
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.
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