Posted by: Phil | October 15, 2017

Strange moth!

I took this picture in early August. It was during the morning and i saw something strange in a bush. I looked closely and saw that it was a moth. I rarely see moths in the morning but this one was really a strange looking one.

Strange moth!

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 1250, f/7.1, 1/400 sec.

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Posted by: Phil | October 8, 2017

The mourning cloak.

This picture was taken in early August and I was quite surprised to see this big butterfly. It is generally seen often in the Spring but not really late Summer. A different butterfly from all the others.

The mourning cloak.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 200, f/7.1, 1/320 sec.

Posted by: Phil | October 1, 2017

The snowberry clearwing.

Also called Hemaris diffinis, this moth is also called the hummingbird moth but it is not a hummingbird. The main difference between this moth and the other moth called Hemaris thysbe is that the legs are darker and it looks a lot like a bumblebee. Not easy to photograph but on that day it was sunny and so my iso was quite low.

The snowberry clearwing.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 640, f/6.3, 1/2000 sec.

Posted by: Phil | September 24, 2017

Phantom crane fly.

This insect of the order Diptera is very familiar to gardens and wetlands in general. They are very easy to spot as they happen to drift in the wind, making slow movements. I was amazed when I learned that the legs are hollow.

Phantom crane fly.

Canon T2i, Sigma macro lens 150mm, f’7.1, 1/200 sec.

Posted by: Phil | September 17, 2017

Black swallowtail, male.

I rarely see this butterfly in the garden, and so I was quite happy to spot this one fairly close to me. Would have loved to  see the female instead.

Black swallowtail, male.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 500, f/10, 1/320 sec.

Posted by: Phil | September 10, 2017

The woodchuck in the sun.

I had spotted this woodchuck several times before but was unable to take good pictures. But then, luck was on my side. I noticed that it was relaxing near some rocks. I approached and finally the woodchuck installed itself on the rock and in the sun. The picture was taken in mid-July.

 

Woodchuck in the sun.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/320 sec.

Posted by: Phil | September 3, 2017

The big wheel has arrived!

London has a big wheel, and now so does Montreal!

The big wheel!

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 100, f/4.5, 1/640 sec.

Posted by: Phil | August 27, 2017

Surprising foxes!

This picture was taken in early July. I was able to found this pair of foxes in a secluded part of the garden. They are the mother fox with one of the young ones of the year. The light was perfect in the early morning.

Surprising foxes!

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 200, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

Posted by: Phil | August 20, 2017

Green stink bugs mating!

This picture was taken in mid-June. I was looking for insects when I saw this pair of green stink bugs mating. Nice!

Green stink bombs mating!

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 125, f/8.0, 1/320 sec.

Posted by: Phil | August 13, 2017

The Tiger Swallowtail.

This picture was taken in June, in the Visitation island park. I was very lucky to see this butterfly and was doubly lucky that I got such a good picture. In great condition.

Tiger Swallowtail.

Canon T2i, Canon zoom lens EF-S 55-250 mm, iso 125, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.

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