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Changes

Coming shortly

The focus of this photography website will be changing in the future from an occasional daily photo-blog publication to a portfolio site with themed albums of specially selected images. Thanks for your patience.

If you enjoy seeing one-off images in a traditional journal format they are still available at out other website at sparroworks.ca

By |2021-10-18T12:05:21-04:00October 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Changes are Coming

Merging Websites

I have run this photography-focussed website in parallel to my main web journal at https://sparroworks.ca for some years. After months of dithering and experimenting I have decided to reduce the time it takes and to merge the two sites. From this weekend I will be posting the minimal text, featured photographs on the other site alongside occasional articles about wildlife and gardening for wildlife. There is considerable overlap in subject matter anyway..

This site won’t go away, You can still come here for a gentle browse through the archives if you wish.

For those of you who have subscribed to this site (thank you) and who receive a weekly digest of new posts in your email on a Sunday I would like to invite you to subscribe to the Journal (unless you already do, of course). You can do that via the following link … and thanks for your interest.

https://sparroworks.ca/newsletter/


By |2021-08-07T22:23:27-04:00August 7th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, birds, garden|0 Comments

Cracking Hummer

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

I have been lurking near these flowers for several days while Hummers come and go before I can grab the camera. Perseverance works – finally nailed it today as this fellow stayed long enough for his portrait to be taken and allowed retime to fiddle with the camera settings too. Feeling quite proud of this one if I do say so myself ;)

The flowers are Mexican Cigar Plants (Kuphea sp.) and seem to be even more of a Hummingbird magnet than even Monarda.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 1 August, 2021
  • Focal length: 124.94000246396mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

By |2021-08-01T16:42:26-04:00August 1st, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, birds, garden|0 Comments

Great Spangled Fritillary

To help with the Nature Conservancy Of Canada five nation; “Bioblitz” we spent some time in Arboretum identifying species … this was one of the stars. Their caterpillars grow on wild violets on the edges of woodland.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 30 July, 2021
  • Focal length: 174.9299926308mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2021-07-30T17:52:56-04:00July 30th, 2021|arboretum, Butterfly|0 Comments

Monarch on Echinacea

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch’s exploit many plants, not only milkweed. This specimen had just been laying eggs on milkweed leaves and had moved over to this Echinacea to stocky up on nectar.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 24 July, 2021
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Focal length: 105.83000183385mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/640s
By |2021-07-24T17:01:19-04:00July 24th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, Butterfly, garden, INsect|0 Comments
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