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Sambucus canadensis

Canadian Elder … or whatever common name happens to be used in the area you happen to be


** For anyone interested in photography, this image was composed from seven separate photographs at different stacked focus planes to achieve without any out of focus features
. Some of the new computer tools are simply remarkable.


Two days later Day (1 April, but this is real) – welcome to Canadian spring

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

By |2021-04-01T11:38:05-04:00March 30th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, plants, trees|0 Comments

Morning sun with snowmist

As the snow finally melted away, there was still a considerable amount just to the right of this, the morning air was filled with ‘snowiest’ as the temperature rose. Auguries of good things to come.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 25 March, 2021
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
By |2021-03-28T12:24:37-04:00March 28th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, light|0 Comments

Hunger Moon

The Hunger Moon  is the full moon that occurs in February and falls at the end of winter when game is scarce and predators are particularly hungry. Names for the moons varied between different indigenous peoples, but they carried similar meanings. The Hunger Moon was also known as the Snow Moon, Little Famine Moon and Bony Moon. In the past the threat of famine after a long winter was real, for people as well as for animals.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 146.8mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/16000s

By |2021-02-26T21:16:13-05:00February 26th, 2021|Astronomy, Baie-D'Urfe|0 Comments

Common Redpoll Flock

This winter is turning out to be as great one for flocks of Common Redpolls coming down from the northern forests. Delightful little birds.

** Click any image in the gallery below to see them at full size


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 6 February, 2021
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

By |2021-02-06T16:17:08-05:00February 6th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, birds|0 Comments
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