BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


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MALLARD IN FALL

Mallard in Fall

I liked the pattern in the water, so I centred the mallard. I broke the rule of thirds but I feel the photograph wouldn’t have been as good if I hadn’t.
At this point in the year (late fall), the trees are bare and on a cloudy day, the water takes on this sombre cast, relieved somewhat by the mallard and the ripples created as he moves through the water.


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RING-BILLED GULL

GULLThe Ring-billed gull is the most common gull in North America and like many birds migrates south in the winter. I took this photograph in November. It was nice to see the bird in a natural setting as they often congregate in city parking lots. It perched on the log for quite a while where I could appreciate its good looks, something I had never really noticed before.


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A SURE SIGN

GOSLING

It’ll be a while before we see goslings or any other signs of spring.  Looking through my catalogues I came across this photo, I took it on a June day a few summers ago.  This gosling strayed a little from its parent and gave me this measured look.


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SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

woodduck

This young wood duck took her time before she glided back into the water.  Most of the ducks remain together in groups, so it’s always nice to find one on it’s own enjoying a quiet moment.  This lake has many fallen trees that provide comfortable perches for passing ducks and turtles along with great photo opportunities.

woodduck-2


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NORTHERN CARDINAL

cardinal

Although I took this photo in October the background suggests summer. The bird appears to be molting, another hint that the season was moving along. No matter the time of year, or less than perfect plumage, cardinals are always a delight.


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EASTERN COTTONTAIL

Cottontails are known to come out at twilight or once it’s dark when it’s safer for them to feed, although I spot them during the day from time to time. Cottontails are solitary and territorial and I’ve never seen more than one at any one time. I  approached this rabbit slowly. He was curious but didn’t seem wary of me. I took a quick photo and left him to the spring grass.


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EASTERN GREY SQUIRREL

Before the snow arrived in mid-December there were still pine cones and seeds for the taking. Between storing food for the winter ahead, this eastern grey squirrel stopped for a bite. The trees were bare and provided little colour to warm the scene. I liked the way the black and white treatment brought out the detail and texture.