This is what ‘organic’ vegetables look like. No pesticides or sprays were used in the growing of these carrots. How do I know? I planted them in my backyard and picked them myself. Maybe I should try some genetically modified or synthetic seeds next year. Maybe I should have my soil tested.
Posted on August 27, 2006
These flowers are a light salmon colour but I thought they looked more interesting in black and white. Taken with a 60mm macro lens. Some curves and level adjustments.
Posted on June 26, 2006
I liked the grouping of the wildflowers in this photo. I’m not sure what they are called. If you know what they are then let me know.
Posted on June 9, 2006
Mayapple (Podophyllum peltatum) is a wildflower found in Ontario. Taken on a morning walk atop the Scarborough Bluffs.
Posted on June 9, 2006
Mophead Hydrangeas. Taken with a 60mm Canon macro lens. 1/250s at f2.8, 100 ISO, tripod. Some curves and levels adjustments.
Posted on June 8, 2006
One of many wildflowers in Cudia Park atop the Scarborough Bluffs—Trout Lilly (Erythronium americanum). Just after I took this photo a deer walked past me. I couldn’t believe how large it was. Next time I’ll bring my entire camera kit. A macro lens isn’t the best for deer photos.
Posted on May 2, 2006
The tulips are in bloom at Riverdale Farm in Toronto.
Posted on April 20, 2006
Taken at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls, Ontario. ISO 400, 1/100, f5.6, 70-300@235mm, handheld.
Posted on April 11, 2006
Taken on Feb. 11 at a small park on Bowen Island, BC. Toronto won’t see spring like this for at least another month. I’m jealous.
Posted on February 24, 2006
This was the first bloom on our Hibiscus plant in a few months now. With nothing but dead grass and leaves to shoot I took several shots of this flower as my wife looked on and shook her head.
Posted on January 17, 2006
Some red berries on the Doris McArthy Trail. Shot while it was snowing and overecast. These berries are one of the few living things with any colour left on this trail.
Posted on January 7, 2006
With the weather being overcast again, and snowing, I thought I would try the macro lens. It didn’t help that it was also windy but I managed to get a few shots of this milkweed pod with a few snowflakes visible.
Posted on January 7, 2006
There’s usually an assortment of bottles on the beach near the fire pits. This red bottle cap stood out in the sand.
Posted on October 6, 2005
This early morning ladybug was photographed on the beach at Bluffers Park. I had to get down on my stomach for this one.
Posted on October 6, 2005
The wasps sure liked this can of Pakola. I didn’t like the wasps buzzing around my head but managed to get a few shots off.
Posted on October 5, 2005
Taken at Rosetta McLain Gardens on the way into work this morning.
Posted on September 21, 2005
Hand-held shot of a Small White butterfly. Who has time for tripods with macro photography? You have to be quick with these skittish little insects.
Posted on August 11, 2005
Hopper was too busy munching on dead flowers to care that he had a 60mm macro lens being poked in his eye.
Posted on August 11, 2005
Just like the one in the Pixar film, A Bug’s Life. This is my first time seeing one of these. One of the groundskeepers in Rosetta McLain Gardens pointed it out to me.
Posted on August 11, 2005
Not sure if this is a scruffy looking butterfly or just a moth. Just having fun with the macro lens again.
Posted on July 31, 2005
I can’t believe that this Dragonfly stayed still for so long, especially with my lens about 10 cm away. I’m loving this new macro lens.
Posted on July 26, 2005
One of many composters in Rosetta McLain Gardens. EF-S 60mm, 1/80 sec, f/2.8, 100 ISO.
Posted on July 26, 2005
Testing out the new macro lens in the front garden—a Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM.
Posted on July 19, 2005