Nature Gallery

 

Nature Gallery

Nature Image 1

nature A horse at sunset.

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Nature Image 3
natureA mute swan in early morning light. Mute swans feed on aquatic plants. They differ from other swans because of their orange bill with black knob at base, more of a curved neck, and a longer tail.

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Nature Image 4
nature Early Spring American Robin. One of North America's most familiar birds. Most often seen on lawns and fields searching for earthworms.

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Nature Image 5
nature A young curious Holstein cow.

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Nature Image 7
nature A Holstein cow coming for a closer look.

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Nature Image 8
nature Pixel - my domestic cat.

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Nature Image 9
nature A Barred Owl trying to get some sleep on a lovely winter afternoon.

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Nature Image 10
nature A Barred Owl checking activity behind him. I started taking shots from far away in case he decided to fly away. Good thing I did that otherwise I wouldn't have had a usable image.

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Nature Image 11
nature OK, who has priority here? The squirrel checks out the two male Cardinals before going to the feeding tray.

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Nature Image 12
nature A female Cardinal checks me out before going to the feeding tray.

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Nature Image 13
nature Squirrels are cute - sometimes! They can be quite industrious in getting access to bird feeders.

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Nature Image 14
nature A Blue Jay looking over the immediate area in the forest. What a beautiful bird though is a real bully around a bird feeder!

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Nature Image 15
nature A Crab spider on one of my echinacea flowers.

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Nature Image 16
nature A couple of butterflies on a weed plant.

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Nature Image 18
nature A couple of mushrooms found in October.

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Nature Image 19
nature A couple of talkative ducks.

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Nature Image 20
nature A few Canada geese found on the waterfront. They can be found in large flocks almost anywhere along the waterfront, fields, and wherever they can find something to eat. They do become a nuisance when in large numbers.

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Nature Image 21
nature A friendly red squirrel looking for more seeds.

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Nature Image 22
nature These are some tiny mushrooms found underneath a Burning bush in my front yard.

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Nature Image 23
nature A closeup of a Holstein cow in a neighbourhood pasture.

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Nature Image 24
nature A nuthatch going down the trunk of a tree.

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Nature Image 25
nature A beautiful butterfly on a Black-eyed-susan flower. This photo was taken in Alabama, USA.

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Nature Image 26
nature A cute red squirrel enjoying sunflower seeds I had spread on the frozen ground.

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Nature Image 27
nature A couple of chickadees on a twig looking at lunch in the snow.

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Nature Image 28
nature A Paper Kite butterfly drinking from a yellow flower. I had to be quick about it before it flew away.

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Nature Image 29
nature A Paper Kite butterfly checking out a beautiful white flower. I had to be quick taking this photo before it flew away.

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Nature Image 30
nature A Paper Kite butterfly checking out a beautiful yellow flower. I had to be quick taking this photo before it flew away.

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Nature Image 31
nature A white horse taking interest in what I was doing.

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Nature Image 32
nature A Monarch butterfly taking a pause in its search for food.

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Nature Image 33
nature A Monarch butterfly feeding on small yellow and red flowers.

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Nature Image 34
nature A couple of beautiful horses in a pasture close to my neighbourhood.

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Nature Image 35
nature Two red squirrels talking to each other over lunch.

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Nature Image 36
nature This horse pasture is only a couple of kilometers from where I live. I took this shot on a beautiful Fall afternoon.

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Nature Image 37
nature A flock of Canada Geese enjoying tranquility on Lake Ontario.

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Nature Image 38
nature A lone male cardinal having a feast of sunflower seeds. I like the bright red of these territorial birds. They are so territorial that, if they see their reflection in a window, they will attack the reflection thinking it is another cardinal invading their territory.

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Nature Image 39
nature A lone male cardinal resting on a branch. I like the bright red of these territorial birds. They are so territorial that, if they see their reflection in a window, they will attack the reflection thinking it is another cardinal invading their territory.

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Nature Image 40
nature Three goats out in the pasture close to where I live. According to Wikipedia, the Boer goats were selected for meat rather than milk production; due to selective breeding and improvement, the Boer goat has a fast growth rate and excellent carcass qualities, making it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world. Boer goats commonly have white bodies and distinctive brown heads. Some Boer goats can be completely brown or white and possess long, pendulous ears. They are noted for being docile, fast-growing, and having high fertility rates.

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Nature Image 41
nature One of a group of goats in a pasture close to where I live. According to Wikipedia, the Boer goats were selected for meat rather than milk production; due to selective breeding and improvement, the Boer goat has a fast growth rate and excellent carcass qualities, making it one of the most popular breeds of meat goat in the world. Boer goats commonly have white bodies and distinctive brown heads. Some Boer goats can be completely brown or white and possess long, pendulous ears. They are noted for being docile, fast-growing, and having high fertility rates.

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Nature Image 42
nature A group of five sheep feasting on grass in a pasture close to where I live.

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Nature Image 43
nature A lone sheep eating grass in a pasture next to a conservation area. It is quite aware of me on the other side of the fence!

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Nature Image 44
natureThis little goat lives in Bosnia-Herzegovina, near Velika Kladusa. I took this image while I worked there as a civilian in 2004.

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Nature Image 45
natureThis Monarch butterfly was quite busy hopping from one flower to the next. I used Photoshop to add a texture layer to hide the "busyness" of all the stems.

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Nature Image 46
natureIf you have ever tried to shoot an image of a bee, you know that they never stop moving. I had to use a high-shutter speed to catch this one.

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Nature Image 47
natureThis red deer was quite interested in us early one morning. I did not have a long lens with me therefore had to crop this image a bit.

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Nature Image 48
natureThis female Mallard duck was swimming in the shallow waters of Anglin Bay, off the Douglas Fluhrer Park in Kingston, Ontario. If the powers-that-be build the proposed Wellingston Street extension at this point, you can say goodbye to sights like these. Lots of people use that park for walking, running, just sitting around enjoying the interactions between the ducks and seagulls, and more.

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Nature Image 49
natureThis Arctic wolf (white wolf) looks a lot like a Labrador dog. Research on the subject mentioned that Arctic wolves have shorter snouts and ears than the gray wolf because of the very cold weather conditions in the arctic. I took this image in Omega Park, Québec. I also added a texture to make the image glow a bit.

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Nature Image 49a
nature This Arctic wolf (white wolf) looks a lot like a Labrador dog. Research on the subject mentioned that Arctic wolves have shorter snouts and ears than the gray wolf because of the very cold weather conditions in the arctic. I took this image in Omega Park, Québec. I added the head of another wolf wanting to make it look like the wolf was thinking of its mate.

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Plants Gallery

Plants Image 1
plant A close-up view of a yellow orchid given to me by a friend.

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Plants Image 2
plant A close-up view of yellow orchid with two buds. This plant was given to me by a friend.

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Plants Image 2a
plant A close-up view of yellow orchid with two buds. This plant was given to me by a friend. I used Photoshop to add a textured layer to modify the background.

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Plants Image 4
plant A close-up view of a Black-eyed Susan flower in my garden.

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Plants Image 5
plant Two Black-eyed Susan flowers in my garden.

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Plants Image 6
plant These three orange lilies are found in my garden.

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Plants Image 8
plant Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) found in my flower bed behind the house.

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Plants Image 15
plant A close-up view of an Amaryllis (Scarlet Baby) flower in the City Greenhouse. Kingston opens its City Greenhouse to the public every early Spring so people can have a view of many flowers after a long winter.

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Plants Image 15a
plant A close-up view of an Amaryllis (Scarlet Baby) flower in the City Greenhouse. Kingston opens its City Greenhouse to the public every early Spring so people can have a view of many flowers after a long winter.

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Plants Image 17
A Shoe Orchid found at the City Greenhouse. Kingston opens its City Greenhouse to the public every early Spring so people can have a view of many flowers after a long winter. I added a textured layer to hide other stems.

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Plants Image 18
plant Muscari Armeniacum or blueflowers. I like the selective depth of field in this photo.

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Plants Image 19
plant A tiny yellow spring flower.

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Plants Image 21
plant Muscari Armenicacum or blue flower.

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Plants Image 22
plant A Spirea leaf bouquet in the spring. Later in the spring, these leaves turn green.

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Plants Image 24
plant Blue spring flowers in my flower bed. These perennials show up after the crocus plants go away.

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Plants Image 25
plant This is an image of a VERY large puff ball of a plant that looks somewhat like a dandelion.

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Plants Image 26
plant Soft white pinkish flowers found in the flower bed of a hotel. I took this image in the wind and rain while waiting for my daughter.

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Plants Image 27
plantA red trillium, harder to find compared to white trilliums. The white trillium is Ontario's flower emblem.

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Plants Image 29
plantThese water lilies plants were found in a stream flowing in one of Kingston's cemeteries.

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Plants Image 30

plant The new leaves of a tree taken in April of last year.

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Plants Image 31

plant Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea) from my flower beds.

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Plants Image 33

plant Soft white pinkish flowers found in the flower bed of a hotel. Took this image in the wind and rain while waiting for my daughter.

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Plants Image 35

plant Black-eyed Susans from my flower beds.

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Plants Image 37

plant A tiny yellow flower growing in the knot of a weathered wooden wall.

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Plants Image 38

plant Ripe wheat plants in the sun.

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Plants Image 42

plant Frost on fallen dead leaves.

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Plants Image 43

plant A few fluffy cattails in late Autumn.

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Plants Image 44

plant This image represents a bunch of daisies growing in my flower bed. I played around with this image and created a "dreamscape" using Photoshop. To do this in your post-processing, you need to duplicate your image, then blur and increase slightly one of the images. You then combine them to create this dreamscape. It is the digital version of the "Orton" effect done in-camera.

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Plants Image 45

plant I wanted to capture the flowers my husband received while he was in hospital.

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Plants Image 47

plant A white Trillium found in a local Conservation Area.

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Plants Image 48

plant This yellow daylily grows in my flower bed.

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Plants Image 49

plant These tiny purplish flowers were found growing in a neighbour's driveway. They looked beautiful even though they are weeds. I added a filter during post-processing because they were somewhat "blah".

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Plants Image 50

plant These flowers grow on a crab apple tree in my backyard. I used a shallow depth of field to blur out the background.

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Plants Image 51

plant These tulips were part of a bouquet I received. I used a white background to bring out the colours even more. Doing so made it a "high-key" image.

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Plants Image 52

plant This blue iris was part of a bouquet I received from a friend. I set up a lamp and a black background in my office in order to take this shot.

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Plants Image 53

plant A miniature pink rose in my flower bed. This rose bush produces lots of small roses, but they only remain nice looking for a couple of days and then need to be "dead-headed".

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Plants Image 54

plant These white lilies grow along a fence line in my neighbourhood. I really liked their look therefore asked the owner if I could photograph them.

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Plants Image 55

plant These pink lilies grow along a fence line in my neighbourhood. I really liked their look therefore asked the owner if I could photograph them.

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Plants Image 56

plant These black-eyes susans grow in my yard. I played around with selective focus and depth of field with this one.

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Plants Image 57

plant These daffodils were growing in a city greenhouse during February of this year. I took this photo with my phone because I didn't have my camera with me at the time.

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Plants Image 58

plant These yellow flowers grow on a small bush in my yard. I like their look but I don't know their name.

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Plants Image 59

plant These two small miniature rose buds are from my garden. I played around with layers in Photoshop to add a bud and also a textured background. It was one of my first tries with layers and masking.

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Plants Image 60

plantThere is a story behind this image. I had been wanting to make an image with the white daisies growing in our yard. Before I could do anything with my idea, my husband had passed the lawnmower and "destroyed the evidence". There was however this lone daisy still standing up in the backyard. I promptly took different images of it. Since I was still quite a beginner working with layers and mask in Photoshop, it took me a few hours to come out with this image. It is "the" daisy that is flipped and masked to make it look like two daisies. I also added a textured background to finish the look I wanted.

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Plants Image 61

plantI was practicing taking photos and twisting my camera while snapping the shot. These tiny wild blue and yellow flowers grow abundantly in the grass. They are certainly lovely to someone who doesn't mind not having a perfect "lawn".

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Plants Image 62

plantThere is a pond at the seniors residence where my mother lives. This lovely pink water lily was bobbing around and I wanted to do something with it. I had to use a fast shutter speed because of the movement of the plants. I then did a "dreamscape" to bring out the colours even more.

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Plants Image 63

plantA neighbourly couple had just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary and had some leftover flower centres. They knew I enjoyed taking photos so offered me a couple of them with these yellow flowers. I placed the bowl next to a sunny window and what you see are the rays going through a thick curved plastic to create this satiny look on the petals.

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Plants Image 64

plantThis flower was part of a "wild flowers" bed I have in my garden.

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Plants Image 65

plantOur photoclub had a photoshoot in a local greenhouse in a late Fall setting. Most of the plants around were poinsettias of one type or another, but a little cluster of tropical lilies attracted my eye. A spring feel to an otherwise colourless winter! I really enjoyed taking images from different angles.

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Plants Image 66

plantA soaptree yucca from the White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The gypsum sand in White Sands National Monument cover some 275 square miles of desert. Even plants adapted to desert conditions struggle to survive these constantly moving sand dunes. To survive burial, the soaptree yucca elongates its stem to keep its leaves above the sand, growing upward a foot per year. Some plants anchor parts of a dune with their roots and keep growing on a sand pedestal even after the dune moves on. This image shows this phenomenon. While it was 35 C (95 F) in the park, you could walk bare feet on the sand.

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