Category Archives: Animals

Images of wild animals.

Mid-summer Garden

This obliging little fellow, only about 15mm long, was happy to pose, oblivious to the lens, as he busily collected nectar. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/500 Advertisements

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Unexpected Portrait

  When you live in a house over a century old, in a moderate Maritime climate, sharing the house with other creatures becomes second nature. Spiders and other insects are common, even in winter. This winter it’s been Ladybugs. We’ve … Continue reading

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Bee on Jerusalem Artichoke

Late summer and the Jerusalem Artichokes come into bloom. Despite their bright yellow colour and the happy way they swing in the breezes, they always bring out a hint of sadness in me, harbingers as they are, of the cold … Continue reading

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Two Ducks on Valentine’s Day

On Valentine’s Day, even the ducks get into it. These two were spotted on Second Lake in Dayton, just outside Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 200mm – ISO 200 – f4.5 – 1/350.

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Squirrel on Fire

This little guy, perched high in a hardwood at Wentworth Lake Park in the Municipality of Clare, Digby County, was caught in the bright light of the afternoon sun. Sony A-900 – Tamron 70-200mm – f 2.8 – 200mm – … Continue reading

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Peek-a-boo

Whilst in the garden, photographing the hydrangeas, I was joined by our barn cat, Kitcat, who was curious about what I was doing. Eventually he climbed into this maple tree to gain a better view. Secure in the crook of … Continue reading

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Red-bellied Woodpecker at Feeder

This is the first time that I’ve duplicated an image in the project but the subject was so important that he deserved a second, far superior shot. The problem was that he comes to the feeder so early in the … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Slug

It was only when I lay on the forest floor to take this picture that I actually saw the slug, busily feasting on this wild mushroom. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm – f 2.8 – Macro – ISO 400 – … Continue reading

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Lobster Anyone?

Camp Peniel, the children’s camp at the bottom of our lake, is holding a fundraiser this Saturday. This little fellow is about to “give his all” for the team. He’s spending his last few minutes with Christine Long, Executive Director … Continue reading

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Peek-a-boo

The Eastern Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta picta, is the most common and most colourful turtle in Nova Scotia. They are common in southwestern Nova Scotia, becoming less common or absent in the northeast. They seem to be most common where … Continue reading

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