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Flower in Black and White

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Wonderful bush of flowers but the colour is overwhelming, and I was more interested in its shapes.

Blackbird (Two Photographs)

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Hard bird to photograph, all those black feathers. They also have a temper and I didn’t want to test my luck by getting closer.

 

The Bees Are Hopping

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The bees are hopping. In and out of flowers sometimes in seconds.

Flower 2

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This time I toned down the background in favour of the subject as the flower is the point.

An Interesting Flower

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A bouquet in one.

Clothesline

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I can be excused for at first thinking this was a clothesline. Still interesting art.

Angel

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You never know what you will find in the garden.

White Poppy

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I did not know there were white poppies. You learn something new every day!

Pekin Ducks (Two Photographs)

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More of the ducks I showed last week. This week my theme is white, be it the subject or another element of the photo. 

Poppies

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A symbol of Remembrance Day in November. A sign of summer in June.

Greener on the Other Side

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They say it’s always greener on the other side, and it may be, but I like my patch.

Close Encounter

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This is inches from a nest and as the building has more than one nest all in a small area, it’s possible the birds are from different nests.

A Riot of Windows

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The shadows as much as the windows caught my eye. 

Pekin Ducks (Two Photographs)

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A block from where I live I found these well behaved ducks on a front lawn. Their owner said they were support ducks. Quite the surprise. More of these friendly creatures later.

Yo!

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Not sure if it was the height or another bird that cause this starling to cry out. Regardless it caught the attention of the onlookers.

 

Lilies

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Lilies are common by the roadside and in gardens. Still eye candy when they blossom.

Walking the Ledge

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The pigeon is strutting its stuff on the ledge of an old water plant. Given the height of the path around the sunken plant, the pigeon and ledge are at eye level.

Ant

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Ants love peonies and just before the flower blooms, they crawl all over the globe.

House Finch

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This House Finch tried hiding in the shadows.

Before the Wind

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Rain and wind will shortly and forever change this last remnant of a dandelion.

What the Window Saw

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Spooky window, a consequence of light and shadow and reflection.

Falling

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This flower caught my eye. The word that came to mind was falling.

Cabbage White

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Sooner or later all butterflies stop for a moment and might take some efforts to hide. This cabbage white made itself as thin and still as possible. An interesting dorsal point of view.

What the Window Saw

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A window facing bars. Not a jail but a water treatment plant.

Salsify

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Salsify, what a poor name for this daisy (its also called the Oyster Plant). Really terrible names for a lovely bit of contrast in the green fields.

Singing Sparrow

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Poor Sparrow has a garbage can for a stage, still it puts everything it has into its singing. Perhaps a lesson for politicians who misuse their pulpits.

A Witching

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Cannot help but think of fairy tales with evil witches when I see these flowers. 

Distortions

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Old glass is great for nice distortions, especially the reflections. 

The Weekend

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Walking the neighbourhood you could be envious of many of the wonderful balconies. Pity is you almost never see anyone using them.

Floral Exuberance

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Selective vision, narrow depth of field, call it what you will this bush of flowers deserves a second look.

A Rose

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The natural light helped, but I added a slight vignette. I would not want anyone to mistake my subject.

Sparrow with an Attitude

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Belligerent comes to mind, especially as it was not singing. I like my sparrows singing.

Wonder Has Many Forms (Two Photographs)

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This was a take on a wall mural on corrugated metal. I was not sure if the colour or black and white worked best. In the end I decided the differences were so great that they are two different photographs.

Not Sure What Happened

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I used my normal minimal processing steps and low and behold I get this rather exotic looking starling.

Shadows Make Good

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This widget usually holds a hose. The shadows make the picture. Hose notwithstanding.

Not a Hawk

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Don’t you love it when small birds take on airs.

Spot in the Sun

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It’s nice to see a perky flower singled out by the sun.

On the Prowl

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Caught this one slinking along, looking for prey?

Friendly

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Sometimes fences are a good idea.

Weeping

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I am sure it will perk up when the sun comes back.

Attitude

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This sparrow might not have appreciated his portrait being taken. However, they don’t intimidate me.

At Work

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Most of the bees I come across are so busy, the last thing they care about is me or my camera.

House Finch

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What makes this finch so special is that it was in a tree just a few feet from downtown traffic, completely nonplussed.

Jaws (Two Photographs)

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As soon as I saw this my first thought was Jaws. Whether it works best in colour or black and white is another question.

Shadows

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It’s often the off-kilter shadow that catches the eye, that makes things real.

Odd and Strange

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Made more odd and strange by what is and isn’t in focus.

Painted Lady

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Found this on the lawn in front of a school. Nature’s beauty often knows the best place to be.

Tulips

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These tulips are in a front garden. This is the second year in row I did not make the tulip festival. Front yards will have to do

Window

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My passion for windows continues. They have a certain mystery.

Not a Painting

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I am not a painter, though sometimes I wish I could draw. Then along comes a shot like this and I think maybe sticking with a camera will work just as well.

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