BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


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A LOOK BACK

Not getting out with my camera in the current -18C temperatures and craving a bit of colour I decided to highlight these fleabane daisies. They say summer, warmth and colour. When it warms up a bit I’ll venture out with my camera but until then I’ll relive sunnier times with photos like these.


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IN THE MARSHLAND (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

White water lilies are more common on our waterways but I do like to see yellow pond lilies. Their colour is so striking and where they appear you usually see pickerel weeds as well. A frog would have added an extra touch of green, more to come…

 


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NORTHERN CARDINAL

Cardinals rarely look placid particularly when their heads are on a tilt fixing you with a stare. This and their colouring make them great subjects. We see them in our woods all year round. On a cold snowy day seeing this red flash in the trees is always a bright spot.


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AT HAND

I took this photograph with my 70-200 mm lens. I do a lot of close up photography with it. As I’ve written before, I usually go out with one lens for the day. I had planned to photograph wildlife but I saw this shot and tried it. It goes to show that you don’t necessarily need a macro lens to do this kind of photography. If the subject is within range, I’ll always give it a go.


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RED SQUIRRELS (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

The first photo was taken in the fall and the second barely a month later; the landscape changes rapidly with the seasons. Red squirrels can be found all year long and seem to shadow you in the winter when food is scarce. In the photo below the squirrel found the seeds that someone had left and stayed put as I approached. I didn’t want to disturb him, so I took this photo and then left him to his meal.

 


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RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH

Nuthatches are flighty birds but this one stayed still for a while so I was able to take several photographs. He wasn’t foraging for insects when I photographed him so he remained upright instead of striking the usual sideways or upside down pose. Although considered quite common I rarely see a red-breasted nuthatch and was very pleased to see this one.