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Dawn on the Bay

Early morning driving east along the edge of the bay in town I happened on this glorious scene. I feel I have not done full justice to it as I only had my iPhone with me and no proper camera, but for all that I am quite pleased with the result.


I shared this image with the town’s community Facebook group and, to my surprise, I started getting enquiries about obtaining prints – in one case, someone was wondering even asking about a jigsaw made from the photo.

Anyway – I don’t do photography to make money (always open to offers, of course) so I set up an easy way for you to download FREE copies – maybe I thought someone here might be interested too? Head over to https://sparroworks.ca/product/baie-durfe-morning/ and have a look. All free other than some minor copyright restrictions about personal use only.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: iPhone 8
  • Taken: 27 August, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -2EV
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • ISO: 20
  • Shutter speed: 1/12048s

By |2020-08-30T07:16:52-04:00August 28th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape|0 Comments

A Sting in the Tail

Common Aerial Yellowjacket

This may be the species that gave me a lot of grief a few weeks ago when I inadvertently disturbed a nest – but today they (there were a lot around) couldn’t care less about my presence as they worked the golden rod flowers. Treat with caution, but tbey are very attractive.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 22 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 10.4mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2020-08-22T11:58:47-04:00August 27th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, INsect|0 Comments

What Woolly Bears Become

Hairy Legs

The ubiquitous wooly bear caterpillars – those furry brown creatures with a black head and tail – eventually turn into gorgeous brown moths like this fellow crawling around in the grass recently.  Smart red legs.

Pyrrharctia isabella – the Isabella Tiger Moth


EXIF details

By |2020-08-17T10:15:12-04:00August 20th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, INsect|0 Comments

Red Chair

After Parks Canada

Parks Canada have a “thing” about placing a red Adirondack chair in national parks at suitable viewpoints. This one is at the back of the milkweed garden in Baie-D’Urfé … not quite a national park but relaxing for all that.

Milkweed nearest the camera, a line of golden rod and then spires of indian grass


  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 16 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 51.14mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

By |2020-08-17T10:08:58-04:00August 19th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape|0 Comments

Bandits

Long time visitors to this site will have seen this image before – it’s the “best” raccoon portrait I have ever taken (I think) but the recent visitations have not allowed me to better it, so here it it again. Fun creatures so long as they don’t get in your garbage.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
  • Taken: 12 July, 2006
  • Exposure bias: -1/3EV
  • Focal length: 260mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/40s

By |2020-08-17T10:03:37-04:00August 18th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, mammal|0 Comments

Community Centre with Flowers

I usually cringe at the sight of neon-bright “parks floral arrangements” but in mid summer it works quite well in front of the town’s Fritz Farm community centre.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 5 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 14.23mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2020-08-05T12:17:38-04:00August 8th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers|0 Comments
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