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N 4 B 15 C 2 E Oct 24, 2019 F Nov 19, 2019
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Another mushroom found at Coles Bay, this time I believe it is the Blewit (Lepista nuda).

Edible, and originally called 'Blue Hat' in Europe where it is sold in markets, the name over the years shortened to 'Blewit'. The stalk and sometimes the cap can have a blue tinge.

Please don't use this image on websites, blogs, etc. without my permission.

Tags:   Mushroom(s) Autumn Leaves Blewit Coles Bay Sheri Rypstra

N 4 B 52 C 3 E Aug 27, 2019 F Nov 19, 2019
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Had a good season with them this year. Now they are dried (minus the flies) and nicely stored for later use in my fav. pan seared venison recipe. The only thing now is getting a deer to provide me the venison !!.

N 7 B 47 C 5 E Nov 19, 2019 F Nov 19, 2019
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In poor light and raining
Strathcona County, Ablerta
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Tags:   Owls Snowy Owl Snowy Owl

N 5 B 32 C 5 E Aug 7, 2019 F Nov 19, 2019
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I wasn't going to post this one originally, buth I do like it , flaws and all, so decided to go for it.

When shooting I was trying to isolate a single bloom, but this one had grass in front of it. The grass soon became a favorite part of the image. I like diagonals and I like grass stalks so I shot from this angle. I liked how the grass stalks kind of frame the bloom. I liked the composition enough to shoot several exposures ranging from wide open to fully closed down ensuring I would get something that worked. This was shot with my old MF micro Nikkor, I believe this is stopped down a bit from wide open, maybe f5.6, as the lens is quite soft at it largest opening of 3.5.

While I did take care to compose for the relation of the grass stalks to the thistle bloom, I did not consider the background knowing that I would bracket the aperture settings, and in doing so did not notice a glaring bright spot in the the corner. To make it seem to belong a bit better in processing I used the vignetting correction tool to lighten more of the frame. I think it has worked to a degree as the the bright spot does not jump out quite as much as before.

Not a perfect image by any stretch of the imagination, but I do like the composition and I feel that the grass tells a wee bit of the story of where the thistle is growing and finally I like the state that the flower head is in, in that it's colour is beginning to change. from magenta to parts that have browned.


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