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.


Technical Info:    
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 142009
 

Dewey Web

A spider web is covered in early morning dew in this end of August photo.


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Cam & Lens   Canon EOS 40D & EF180mm f/3.5L Macro USM     Shutter:   1/13 s
Create Date:   2008:08:31 06:49:49     Aperture:   f/4.5
Focal Length   180 mm     ISO:   100
Copyright Info:   Copyright (C) 2008 Chris Empey Photography (Photographer)

 January 14, 2009  Posted by at 1:41 am Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  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 152008
 

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!

 July 15, 2008  Posted by at 12:05 pm Butterflies, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  2 Responses »
Jul 142008
 

Waiting to Take Flight

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.

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 152008
 

Crescent Spot on Foxtail

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.

 June 15, 2008  Posted by at 6:38 pm Butterflies, Insects, Macro, Nature Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »