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Plant, Wildlife and Landscape Photography

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One new photograph every day with a brief comment – plus (usually) something from my archives to spice up “Memory Sundays”. Most pictures are of botanical, wildlife and landscape subjects. This is not a business. I rarely try to sell images but am always open to offers – and please read the copyright notice at the foot of the page..

Richard Gregson PhD MPhil CBiol FRSB


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Seven images from the last seven days

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307, 2020

Roots

By |July 3rd, 2020|Tags: , |

Arboretum

This trees roots are exposed because it has “chosen” to grow in the middle of a seasonal watercourse that drains snow-melt. For all that it has been there a very long time.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 15 June, 2020
  • Focal length: 24.79mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
207, 2020

Down the Path

By |July 2nd, 2020|Tags: , |

A short path connecting our road to the neighbouring one – pleasant strolling


  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 4 June, 2020
  • Focal length: 10.4mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s
107, 2020

Sea Breezes

By |July 1st, 2020|Tags: |

Baie-D’Urfé

Quite surprised this boat managed to moor so close to shore, the water is  shallow there.

It’s interesting how many people have boats along the shore but don’t take them out at weekends – if I had one I’d probably live on it at this time of year.


3006, 2020

Fruit Season

By |June 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Four pictures for the price of one today. The berries on the Amelanchier canadensis tree have started to ripen and are being eagerly devoured by the garden residents. Cedar Waxwings have been occasional visitors, American Robins have been almost constantly seen and then we have a tree-climbing Eastern Chipmunk and a juvenile male Northern Cardinal. Lots of nutrition for the natives.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 27 June, 2020
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
2906, 2020

By |June 29th, 2020|Tags: , |

Cottonwood Dagger Moth

At the weekend this splendid and rather large (the wingspan is 40–50 mm) moth appeared on the deck and was being attacked by a Chipping Sparrow. So large is the moth that even if the sparrow had won the battle it would have not been able to eat it … which is perhaps why a friend came to assist. In moving to get the camera I disturbed the birds and they flew away leaving the moth still alive but less than happy with life. Later in the day it expired.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 27 June, 2020
  • Focal length: 219.82mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
2806, 2020

Memory Sunday #4

By |June 28th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Midnight Sun

A few years ago we spent a fabulous couple of weeks touring Iceland and birding, finding wonderful arctic plants and drinking really expensive beer. This photograph was taken near midnight in the very far north of Iceland just outside Akureyri.


  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 4 July, 2015
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
2706, 2020

Bears

By |June 27th, 2020|Tags: , |

… oh dear!

Have we taken our invitation to wildlife to come into the garden a little too far?


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 25 June, 2020
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 93.9mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s

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All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to share and use any of these images, but for non-commercial purposes only and you may not alter them without permission. If you wish to use any image commercially please contact me to discuss terms and licensing.

You should also show attribution – such as © Richard Gregson 2019 for example.