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Bleeding Fairy Helmets

On a bit of a fungus  thing at the moment – spent a happy couple of hours in the Arboretum with 25+ species of fungi waving their reproductive organs at us. These are very small and delicate and we just love the common name.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 12 August, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 212.77mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

By |2020-08-12T15:11:53-04:00August 15th, 2020|amphibians, fungi|0 Comments

Field Research

Gender Distinction

I rarely post pictures of people whom I don’t know – these two were working in a field at the arboretum. The chap was doing the technical stuff – that’s a tape measure he is waving about – while the girl was dutifully following behind with a clipboard noting down his observations. Had to smile.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 12 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 219.33mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/400s
By |2020-08-12T15:04:15-04:00August 13th, 2020|arboretum, people|0 Comments

Rich Habitat

Mossy Log

When people fell trees and then chip them to make the place look tidy they lose the opportunity to leave a beautiful mossy log to decay and provide habitat for fungi and insects and the small creatures that eat them.

They look nice too.


  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 22 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 32.39mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
By |2020-08-06T16:32:27-04:00August 6th, 2020|arboretum|0 Comments

Pause Awhile

Arboretum – Main Trail

The arboretum has a number of memorial benches (good fund raiser) – on hot days they can be exceptionally welcome to the walkers passing by.  This one is in the middle of the oldest (maple) sugar bush on Montreal island.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 22 July, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 30.5mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
By |2020-07-23T14:13:29-04:00July 28th, 2020|arboretum, trees|0 Comments
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