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Another Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Another Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

At the beginning of my walk today I noticed a couple of birds flying in and out of this very tall birdhouse. The macro lens is not the tool for this job but I thought it was an interesting viewpoint from way down below. With a little cropping and adding some clouds to...

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Messing Around with Comps

Messing Around with Comps

When out for my walk today I happened to capture a shot of a seagull flying overhead. It was the most boring photo I could have taken. I'm not sure why I even bothered pointing my camera straight up at the gull on a cloudless sky.  But then I decided to take the...

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The Curious Cat

The Curious Cat

I went out for my daily walk, camera in hand, and things are starting to look like spring out there. Browns are slowing turning into greens. Little buds are starting to emerge on the trees. Spring is finally happening. Warmer weather is on its way! Woohoo! But its...

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Through a Macro Lens

Through a Macro Lens

I'm out here on the second day of my challenge of using only a macro lens to capture photos on my neighbourhood walks. Walking along the creek path I came across these pea pods that were on a tree. I had never noticed these before and it piqued my curiosity. There are...

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Neighbourhood Things

Neighbourhood Things

It's been over a week of working from home full time and I have decided to try to get out for a walk every day - rain or shine. My goal is to work on my macro skills as I wander my neighbourhood's natural areas. I've done something like this in the past but I figure...

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Our Claireville Greeter

Our Claireville Greeter

Nigel and I decided to go back to Claireville today in the hopes that we can find something to be inspired by. So far things are still brown but spring is around the corner so we should start seeing more plants and animals emerge from their hibernation or come home...

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Nuthatch in Claireville

Nuthatch in Claireville

Four days ago the World Health Organization announced that this new virus that has been circulating, is now considered a pandemic. Pandemic - something we hope to never have to deal with in our lifetime is now here. My employer has asked everyone to work from home as...

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Still No Snow

Still No Snow

Today looks more like late autumn rather than February. With no snow its hard to photograph so much brown so I know I have to get creative. Going out for my walk around the neighbourhood I decided to take the 50mm lens with me. This forces me to think more about the...

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Snowless February

Snowless February

Today I, with my friend Nigel, head out to Humber Bay park in search of...you guessed it...ducks. Beause what else are you going to find in the middle of February when there is no snow? Going later in the day (which isn't that late this time of year) gave us this...

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