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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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Crocus in Spring – April 2014

  Spring is finally deciding to show its face and with it come the early spring flowers like this crocus which attract honey bees, newly awakened from their winter slumber. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f8 … Continue reading

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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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Chips – New Years Eve

What better on a wet, cold New Years Eve day than to stay inside and mess with studio gear. Here’s a headshot of Chips, now just over six months old. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm – f 2.8 – Macro … 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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Kitcat Takes Cover

Since constructing the new runs for the dogs, attached to the side of the house, our barn cat, Kitcat has begun taking perverse delight in taunting them from within the cover of nearby shrubs. He exposes enough of himself so … Continue reading

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