Year in Photos – Week 28

Still trying to get caught up on daily photos, but it is getting better. We took a vacation to the family cottage late into the week, so this post is a bit late.

July 5, 2021 – (May 4, 2019)

Some days, you just need to relax after spending the day chasing squirrels.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 22mm – f4.5 – 1/640 – ISO 2500

This opening weekend at the cottage must have been a tiring one to get Lilo to stay inside. She usually spends her time in the bush with the bugs.

July 6, 2021 – (January 4, 2020)

In 2020, I had set a goal to do at least 52 hikes. In the first week of the year, we ventured to the Shade’s Mills Conservation Area.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/125 – ISO 800

This large burl was high up on the tree and probably measured five feet across. The woodworker in me would love to see that turned into something, once the tree falls.

July 7, 2021 – (April 22, 2019)

I think my favourite subjects are birds. There are so many different kinds and the fine details are always fun to capture.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f11 – 1/500 – ISO 1600

This downy woodpecker was perched high in a tree and required a big lens to get a good shot.

July 8, 2021 – (July 29, 2020)

We continued our regular hikes throughout the year, during the pandemic. Choosing places and trails that were less busy on certain days.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 10mm – f3.5 – 1/2500 – ISO 1000

This was my first visit to the Elora Gorge. There were some neat perspectives along the trail, including this one looking at a steep gorge wall.

July 9, 2021 – (July 1, 2019)

Back when the idea of joining thousands of others for an event didn’t make me nervous, we used to watch the Canada Day fireworks.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 16mm – f14 – 21.0 sec – ISO 100

The trick with photographing fireworks was to avoid using autofocus and setting the shutter speed just right to capture the trails.

July 10, 2021

Saturday kicked off a week long vacation for me. We headed up to the cottage to work on some projects and get a bit of relaxing time in as well.

Apple iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/120 – ISO 25

With a later than normal departure, we arrived on the final highway stretch as the sun was setting. The elevation is such that you get a pretty open view.

July 11, 2021

At the cottage, we mark the foot valve of the water line with a floating plastic duck. This makes sure we can find it and boats stay clear.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/800 – ISO 200

This loon seems to have taken an interest in the duck as it is always hanging around and getting quite close. After I finished taking the pictures, the loon slowly drifted back towards the duck. We also have a lot of small fish and minnows around, so it is a great feeding spot for the loon.

1 Comment

  1. Mary Louise Kattides

    Terrific photo of woodpecker

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