BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


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WINTER’S COMING

I took this photo shooting down at the duck so she wasn’t quite as filled out as she looks. However, all the birds at the reserve, ducks included, were stocking up on that cold November day. I thought the colourful reeds added an attractive element to the photo.


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GREEN HERON

I took many shots of this Green Heron that August day and will feature more in the coming weeks. When herons are intent on fishing they pay little attention to the birdwatching and photographic audience. Lucky for us, as we watched he went about his business. In this shot his head feathers are still a bit messed up from a recent catch in the lake.


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FALL DAY IN THE COUNTRY

There is a lot of beautiful countryside not far from Ottawa but it’s rare to get a good vantage point to do landscape photography. There are more highways than gravel roads so it’s difficult to stop the car, get out and set up the shot. I took this photograph last year so I can’t remember exactly where it was was taken. If I could, I’d go back again. The scene was lovely, and it had all the elements of fall in the countryside (minus the cows 🙂 ).


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FOREST SCENES (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

Another set of photographs when fall was bursting with colour. The first photo was taken through the trees. I like the contrast of the dark wood and the leaves against the brilliant blue of the sky. I also spotted this one leaf that had been perfectly placed by the wind. It dressed up an already colourful tree trunk.


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A QUIET SPOT (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

Just off a downtown thoroughfare we came upon this quiet courtyard adjacent to a coffee shop and an apartment building. As we sat and sipped our coffee, this corner was a pleasant break from the busy street just metres away. The city offers many spaces like this, on foot and with a camera at the ready, just waiting to be discovered.


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CONTENTED DUCKS

This was taken less than a month ago when the trees were in full autumn colour and the water was open. Nearing the end of November, it’s decidedly colder and wetter. It hasn’t decided whether to snow or pelt us with freezing rain today. We saw some Canada Geese heading south yesterday but there are still some around. Some of the mallards and American Black Ducks tough it out all winter long. We’ll be checking up on them as soon as we get a break in the weather.


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RED SQUIRREL

Red Squirrels are pretty bold with other squirrels. Although much smaller than the greys they often chase them around. In this case the squirrel stood his ground and kept eating as I took his picture. He never took his eyes off me but didn’t budge either.