We spent the week at the cottage, which always offers up lots of photo opportunities. This week was no exception, with a couple captures that I’m really pleased with.

July 12, 2021

I finally got onto the golf course after a two year hiatus. This old tree was blown over.

Apple iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/350 – ISO 25

Instead of removing the tree, a local wood carver turned the stump into the face of an old man.

July 13, 2021

The wide expanse of the shoreline provides all kinds of photo opportunities, especially as the weather changes or the sun sets.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 10mm – f3.5 – 1/500 – ISO 200

This shot was lucky timing. The movement of the waves, clouds, and my wife’s hair gives a great contrast to the calm feeling of her kneeling on the dock.

July 14, 2021

Did I mention sunsets? It’s the kind of view I never get tired of seeing.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 10mm – f3.5 – 1/200 – ISO 200

The end of the day almost always puts on a great show.

July 15, 2021

While out completing some water testing for our property owners association, I came across a bald eagle nest. One of the parents had flown by before I could even lift the camera.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – f5.6 – 1/320 – ISO 200

This immature bald eagle was one of two that were flying from stump to stump. I’m going to be doing a post on birds soon and have a few other shots to share.

July 16, 2021

The Lymantria dispar dispar (LDD), or commonly known as the European gypsy moth, has wreaked havoc in the area this year.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/40 – ISO 800

I’ve posted a few pictures of their various stages this spring. They were out in large numbers this week, making sitting outside a bit of a challenge.

July 17, 2021

Squirrels, chipmunks, and birds, oh my! Lilo had a very full week of chasing wildlife at the cottage.

Apple iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/140 – ISO 25

While she was tuckered out and slept most of the way home, we did get a bit of a cold shoulder for a day or so afterwards for making her leave.

July 18, 2021 – (July 15,2021)

After a busy week, I completely forgot to take a daily picture. This shot was taken the same day as the bald eagle.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/000 – ISO 200

This group of five loons is uncommon this time of year. Usually loons don’t start to congregate until later into the year.