The Rideau Canal Skateway officially closed for the season yesterday and ended the shortest season on record (18 days). Thankfully I got a chance to spend some time (walking) on the canal last Friday and to test my new lens.
Trying the panning technique. It is much more successful with a native lens on the camera.
This friendly man saw me taking his photo and gave me a thumb-up afterwards. Too bad I didn't capture the moment.
And the main reason I got this new lens is to take macro photos of insects and plants, which is hard to do during the winter. Instead, I took a photo of this dead shield bug I found a couple of months ago.
Hemiptera from Ottawa.
My friend brought his insect collection (from Argentina, USA, and Canada) to school this week, so I took the opportunity and photographed some of his insects as well.
Male rhino beetle (Diloboderus abderus).
Unknown Long-horn beetle in the Family Cerambycidae.
Close-up on the head.
Today is my birthday and so I went to the Arboretum and Fletcher Wildlife Garden hoping to get my birthday wish - seeing an owl.
And of course my unfortunate trend continues, and all I ended up photographing were chickadees and juncos by the bird feeder. I am not feeling really lucky lately.
Afterwards, I went to MacOdrum Library at Carleton University to find and photograph this cool helical staircase that I have seen online.
This is so far the most interesting and photogenic staircase in Ottawa. Photographing this staircase made my day much better.
Have a nice weekend.