Saskatchewan Photography Challenge

A fellow amateur photographer/birder (thanks Alaina!) invited me to join a new facebook group – Saskatchewan Photography Challenge and I’m loving it! Each week the host (Ryan Wingfield) presents a new challenge. Rules are simple – your picture has to be taken that week and has to be taken in Saskatchewan.

I love that it’s making me get out and take pictures, and I love seeing other people’s entries. I feel I’ve learned a lot already and we’re only on week four! Check it out if you’d like to join (Saskatchewan Photography Challenge) or even if you’d just like to see some amazing photos.

It feels great to be creating again! Who knows, next thing you know I might even get back to writing! 🙂

Here are my entries to date:


Challenge 1 – Reflections



Challenge #2 – Leading Lines

Leading Lines


Challenge #3 – 50mm Landscape

50mm Landscape


Challenge #4 – Outdoor Panorama



BC Birds

Here are the 3+ new birds I photographed on my trip to Victoria in March. I say 3+ because although I already had a Northern Flicker, it was a yellow-shafted and now I have a red-shafted as well. Yay!


Red-shafted (female)

Northern Flicker (Red-shafted female)


Black Oystercatcher

Male (left), Female (right)

Hooded Mergansers – Male (left), Female (right)


Bald Eagle

Mystery Solved

I’m finally getting around to going through my pictures from my trip to Victoria at the end of March. Here’s a moth I found at Goldstream Provincial Park. I’m better at IDing birds than I am at butterflies and moths, so I’m posting a link to the BC Butterflies group for some help. Thanks in advance!

Update: Thanks to Mike and Norbert from the BC Butterflies group – it’s an Epirrhoe plebeculata. I guess not all moths have common names! That’s one more thing I’ve learned today.