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Nature 365 - Day 222

Juvi Ring-billed Gull - Shot along the Barrie waterfront


Nature 365 - Day 219

Life of a Bee - Shot at Tiny Marsh near Elmvale


Nature 365 - Day 210

"Night Flowers" -  Shot at the South Shore Building in Downtown Barrie

Day 4 of Nature 365 Challenge Week - Night Shoot

It was only our second time shooting at night and we're still learning the ropes.  The process of shooting slows down to a crawl at night with a lot of time spent getting the tripod set up, then spending more time on getting the right exposure.   If we'd had a little more time I could have worked the spiders a little more but I managed to catch a good image of these flowers growing beside the building that were lit from a nearby lamp in the parking lot.  I do foresee another outing at night very soon.


Next up - Back to Square One  Restricted the Canon SX5IS (Our first camera)


Nature 365 - Day 205

"Fire Lily" - Shot in downtown Barrie during the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk


Nature 365 - Day 204

"Water Drops"


Nature 365 - Day 202

Meadowhawk - Shot at Sunnidale Park in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 200

Chickory - Shot at Sunnidale Park in Barrie

Wow, 200 hundred days complete and a 165 to go! It has been a difficult project but we've had a wonderful time going through the experience.


Nature 365 - Day 197

Butter and Eggs - Shot at Sunnidale Park in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 196

Emerging Queen's Anne Lace - Shot at Sunnidale Park in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 194

Blueberry - Shot at Samuel de Champlain PP near Mattawa, ON


Nature 365 - Day 193

Geese at Sunrise on Lake Moore - Shot at Samuel de Champlain PP


100mm Macro and Lensbaby - The First Day

Love at first sight?  For the Canon 100mm F2.8 Macro it was.  After spending our first couple of hours shooting with it both Kelly and I foresee it being our favourite in no time.  It's a very sharp lens that showed awesome results in landscape, portrait (more to come on that soon) and of course, close up work. 

Here are some of the very first shots taken with the our new macro lens:  some Charming Centaury; 

a Bull Thistle, approximately the size of a toonie, just about to flower;

a house fly on a leaf;

a Prairie Coneflower, 

and some Blue Vervain. 

As for the Lensbaby , it was more of a getting to know the ropes session which yielded a couple of nice images.  It's going to take a bit of getting used to but it was fun to play and experiment with it.

Here are a few of our initial Lensbaby shots: 

 Have a great weekend everyone.



Nature 365 - Day 190

Budding Wild Bergamot - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie with the 100mm Macro.

We'll be posting some of the wonderful images from our first day with the new lens' shortly.


Nature 365 - Day 187

Black-eyed Susan's and Prairie Cone Flowers - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie