No text this week, no deep thoughts, just a few photographs. Hover over the thumbnails to see captions, click on any thumbnail to open a full size gallery that you can scroll through. Comments are invited at the foot of the page.

If you are really keen, below the gallery are few of these images with added comments (and meta-data)


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Milkweed seed capsules in the snow

It was announced this week that the number of Monarch Butterflies at their winter habitat in Mexico are three or four times more than last year. One swallow does not make a summer, but possibly the spreading popularity of milkweed in Quebec (an important breeding location) has contributed.

Metadata

  • Taken: 7 February, 2019
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Focal length: 93.9mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
  • ISO: 100

American Robin 2

Metadata

  • Taken: 5 February, 2019
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Focal length: 167.98mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • ISO: 320

Going Shopping

All that snow that is cleared off the roads and parking areas has to go somewhere

Metadata

  • Taken: 4 February, 2019
  • Camera: iPhone 8
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Exposure bias: -45/64EV
  • Shutter speed: 1/1779s
  • ISO: 20

Carolina Wrens

Our resident friends paused for a few minutes right outside the window … can’t ask for better cooperation than that!

Metadata

  • Taken: 5 February, 2019
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Focal length: 219.82mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • ISO: 500