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Day 181/365: Honey Bee

June 30, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 800, 1/30 @ f/5.6 I found this small Honey Bee earlier this evening. It was r...
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Day 180/365: Grass Pink & Rose Pogonia Orchids

June 29, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/2.8 There was a bit of sunlight earlier this evening, and I to...
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Day 179/365: Wood Lilies

June 28, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/2.8 These Wood Lilies were hard to miss while I was out scouti...
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Day 178/365: Through the Viewing Lens

June 27, 2013 - Canon T3i, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 800, 1/30 @ f/3.5 A fun thing with TLR (and in this case, TLR style) cameras is tha...
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Day 177/365: Cycling at Sunset

June 26, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 100, 1/8000 @ f/4 Ever since I arrived at Sauble Beach earlier this year, I have bee...
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Day 176/365: Kodak Duaflex II

June 25, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/4000 @ f/2.2 I was out looking for classic cameras today, and this Kodak Duaf...
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Day 175/365: Ring-billed Gull

June 24, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/2500 @ f/4 I drove back to Sauble Beach today! I decided to walk down to the...
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Day 174/365: Storm Overhead

June 23, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/250 @ f/5.6 There were more thunder storms moving through today. This was taken...
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Day 173/365: A Sea of Yellow

June 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/320 @ f/2 Rather than using my macro lens to take a close-up photo of these Y...
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Day 172/365: Lily

June 21, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 5'' @ f/16 A number of lilies opened in the garden today, and earlier th...
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Day 171/365: Abandoned Trailer

June 20, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/1000 & 1/8000 @ f/2.2 This boarded-up trailer is another location I've been b...
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Day 170/365: Shaded Leaves

June 19, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/640 @ f/5.6 I decided to do a B&W conversion of this photo, as I felt it helped...
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Day 169/365: Eastern Forktails

June 18, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/200 @ f/4 Many dragonflies and damselflies have specific perches that...
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Day 168/365: Robber Fly

June 17, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 800, 1/320 @ f/4 I found my first Robber Fly of the year today! It remained m...
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Day 167/365: Golden Lake

June 16, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/320 @ f/8 This is a location that I regularly bike past, and I had been consider...
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Day 166/365: American Bullfrog

June 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/160 @ f/2.8 I listened to this American Bullfrog calling for most of t...
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Day 165/365: Bleeding Hearts

June 14, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 800, 1/200 @ f/2.8 This post is a bit late, I was having issues getting the p...
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Day 164/365: Biking in 1st Person

June 13, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/15 @ f/14 I went out biking earlier this evening, and I decided to bring my came...
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Day 163/365: River Reflections

June 12, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/2000 @ f/4 After another rainy day, I was eager to take advantage of s...
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Day 162/365: Lupins Part 2

June 11, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/250 @ f/2.8 It was another rainy day in Renfrew County. Luckily for me...
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Day 160/365: Stream Cruiser

June 11, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/4 I was out hiking in Renfrew County today. The bird highligh...
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Day 161/365: Lancet Clubtails and More

June 10, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/50 @ f/8 There was a large emergence of Lancet Clubtails this morning!...
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Day 159/365: Checkers

June 08, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/1.8 It was another rainy day today, so I decided to take an indoor ph...
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Day 158/365: Lupins

June 07, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/200 @ f/5.6 It rained for most of the day today, and everything was co...
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Day 157/365: Film's Not Dead!

June 07, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 1600, 1/40 @ f/1.8 I didn't have any internet access last night, so I was forced to...
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Day 156/365: Light Pollution

June 05, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 1600, 15'' @ f/4 There was a light layer of cloud this evening, which amplified the lig...
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Day 155/365: Prairie Ragwort

June 04, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/60 @ f/3.2 Based on a quick search of ontariowildflowers.com, I'm thin...
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Day 154/365: Iris

June 03, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/125 @ f/4 I'm back in Ottawa today, with a busy week ahead! I'm going...
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Day 153/365: Cecropia Moth

June 02, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/3.2 I was lucky to see a number of Cecropia Moths today. There were 4...
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Day 152/365: Wilson's Snipe & Landscapes

June 01, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/100 @ f/5.6 I was able to spend a few minutes photographing this co-operative...
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