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Nature 365 - Day 208

Young Mallard - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie

Day Two of Nature 365 Restriction Challenge- Old School Roll of Film - 24 pictures only

I headed to Bear Creek to attempt the second challenge of the week.  I picked the location based on the fact that I usually take a lot of pictures in short periods of time there.  I quickly found out that I do in fact take way too many pictures and am quick to start firing before I've had time to think about what's in front of me; must be the bird photographer in me. :) 

I slowed down and waited for exact moments before taking a picture, like with the young Mallard above.  On any other day I would have taken 40-50 pictures of these guys but having the restriction, it limited me to 6 images, of which 5 turned out good!  The one thing I'll take out of this day is to ask myself "why am I taking this picture?"

Next up - Nifty Fifty Day tomorrow, many peoples most used lens, it's our least:)



Nature 365 - Day 207

"Oak Leaves" 

Well the first day of the Nature 365 Challenge Week, Home Cooking,  is complete.  I spent most of the time roaming around the grounds of our condo but ended up getting this image off our balcony near sunset.  Tomorrow's restriction of only taking 24 images while being at Bear Creek Wetlands for at least two hours will be a tough one.


Nature 365 - Day 206

Fragrant Water Lily - Shot at Tiffin CA


Nature 365 - Day 203

Downy - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 201

Red-winged Blackbird - Shot at Sunnidale Park in Barrie





Nature 365 - Day 199

House Wren - Shot at Carden Alvar near Kirkfield, ON


Nature 365 - Day 198

Baby Rabbit - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie

You could tell this guy was a young one when he approached us instead of bolting away! Gave us a minute to get some shots then bolted into the reeds, great way to end the day:)


Nature 365 - Day 195

Mallard Family - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 191


Juvi Common Mergansers - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie