Goemon5: Nature Photography

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Naturephotography

A good hike through the beauties of nature is a good way to recharge (or discharge, depending on your view on life). You don't actually need a prime lens to take good close-up shots, but it certainly helps. The majority of my close-ups come from a 200 mm macro lens.


It's a hexapod world

Milipedes, grasshoppers, dragonflies are among the many features of the insect world that sorrounds and nurishes us. Here is a humble feature to our most specious group of animals.
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Toronto's bird community

Toronto in general, and Highpark in particular, host numerous species of birds. Here is a display of these amazing ecological indicators.
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Racoons of the city

You may call this cheating, but technically the grand racoon population of Toronto is still part of nature. And careful observation can teach you quite a bit about animal husbandry and territoriality.
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Sakura

The cherry blossoms are an annual event, in Japan as in Toronto, gracious recipient of a great number of cherry sapplings from his emperor. Sakura lasts for about two weeks every years, and its timing depends more on environmental factors than on the actual time of the year.
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Toronto Highpark

Highpark shows that even the busiest city can harbour splendid refuges of greenery. Toronto's largest park area features a whole woodland ecosystem, thanks to the gentle management and everyone's willingness to cope with apex predators (coyote, hawk, hornet) in the city.
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