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Day 151/365: Yellow Lady's Slippers

May 31, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/25 @ f/4 With all of the cool weather this spring, the Yellow Lady's S...
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Day 150/365: Baltimore Oriole

May 30, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/5.6 I was out birding at MacGregor Point Provincial Park this morning...
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Day 149/365: Sauble River

May 29, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/80 @ f/11 I was down by the shore of the Sauble River earlier this evening. It w...
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Day 148/365: Rainy Day at the Beach

May 28, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/13 @ f/8 I spent an hour down at Sauble Beach this evening. It was in between ra...
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Day 147/365: Birders

May 27, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/1000 @ f/4 I was out photographing events at the Huron Fringe Birding Festival t...
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Day 146/365: Four-spotted Skimmer

May 26, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/50 @ f/4 It often seems that dragonflies are hard to find during cold...
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Day 145/365: One in a Crowd

May 25, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/2.2 I had originally been planning on taking a photo of this herd of...
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Day 144/365: Pink Trillium

May 24, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 200, 1/50 @ f/2.8 It's a cool evening on the Bruce Peninsula, with temperatur...
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Day 143/365: Sauble Beach Sunset

May 23, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/30 @ f/11 This is what greeted me after a 6 hour drive from the Ottawa Valley to...
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Day 142/365: Rain on the River

May 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/4 We had heavy rain and thunder storms for most of the day tod...
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Day 141/365: Yellow Lady's Slipper

May 21, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/40 @ f/2.8 For today's photo, I used 3 separate photos for a focus sta...
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Day 140/365: Who Are You Lookin' At?

May 20, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 800, 1/320 @ f/8 This beetle was apparently very interested in what my camera...
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Day 139/365: C'est Moi!

May 19, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 800, 1/50 @ f/1.8 It's me! I decided to post a self portrait today. I was attracted...
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Day 138/365: Ferns

May 18, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/20 @ f/20 I went back to the fern filled clearing again today, and this time it...
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Day 137/365: Dandelion

May 17, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/5.6 One of my favourite things about macro photography is that...
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Day 136/365: Spruce Trees Under the Stars

May 16, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 1600, 20'' @ f/4 Earlier today, my site passed the 10,000 views mark! I just want to sa...
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Day 135/365: Black-and-white Warbler

May 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 800, 1/125 @ f/7.1 There were a number of warblers around my yard today! Ovenbirds an...
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Day 134/365: Ferns, Dragonflies and More!

May 14, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/2500 @ f/2.8 I spent most of the afternoon and evening out shooting to...
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Day 133/365: White Trillium

May 13, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/250 @ f/2.8 The White Trilliums are out in full bloom in Ottawa now, a...
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Day 132/365: Shades

May 12, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/1.8 I like the simple and imperfect symmetry of this photo. I origin...
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Day 131/365: The Approaching Storm

May 11, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/80 @ f/2.8 Today's photo is a 5 shot panorama. I was out for a walk with frie...
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Day 130/365: Daffodils

May 10, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 1600, 1/50 @ f/2.8 It rained heavily for most of the afternoon, so I decided...
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Day 129/365: Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle

May 09, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/5.6 I was able to briefly see another Four-spotted Skimmer tod...
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Day 128/365: Jumping Spider

May 08, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 640, 1/125 @ f/4 I arrived back home in Ottawa today, which means I can edit...
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Day 127/365: Starry Night on the Bonnechere

May 07, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 1600, 25'' @ f/4 I'll be back to having edited photos tomorrow! Until then, this photo...
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Day 126/365: Abandoned

May 06, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/30 @ f/4 While many farmers are out working on their fields at this time of year...
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Day 125/365: Common Grackle

May 05, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/7.1 Earlier today, I noticed that there were a number of birds feeding...
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Day 124/365: The Lane

May 04, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/400 @ f/2.2 I'm back closer to Ottawa today, but I'm not quite able to edit p...
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Day 123/365: White Trilliums

May 03, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 200, 1/400 @ f/2.8 The Trilliums started blooming on the Bruce today! While m...
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Day 122/365: Celica

May 02, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 200, 1/30 @ f/2.8 Earlier this evening I took my Celica out for a quick photo...
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Day 121/365: Painted Turtle

May 01, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 200, 1/2500 @ f/4 I spent some time birding around the Bruce today! I had man...
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