Rose Blue. A blue rose is a flower of the genus Rosa (family Rosaceae), that presents blue-to-violet pigmentation instead of the more common red, white, or yellow. In 2004, researchers used genetic modification to create roses that contain the blue pigment delphinidin. Before that time, white roses were dyed blue. This one came out as a total fluke, I noticed it while I was walking in the Montreal botanical garden, after rain.
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Canada Goose in flight. This beautiful Canada goose was coming back from the south, before going further north few weeks later. This species is native to North America. It breeds in Canada and the northern United States in a variety of habitats. The Great Lakes region maintains a very large population of Canada geese. This bird can travel hundreds of miles without resting. While I didn't want to catch the whole flock, this one was part of a group of more than a dozen individuals.
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Female Cardinal. The female Cardinal's distinctive attribute is a lighter redish color. The one on the photo is part of the Cardinalidae group; which is the more common species in Canada, where I had the oppurtinity to photograph it. Not only Cardinals are beautiful birds, but as a photographer I certainly can appreciate their curiosity.
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Hoverfly on a Gerbera Daisy flower. Hoverfly, or Syrphid fly: As their common name suggests, they are often seen hovering or nectaring at flowers. Pollen and nectar, are the main source of food of Hoverflies. This is more than just a common fly, Syrphid are being recognized as important natural enemies of pests, and potential agents for use in biological control. Some adult syrphid flies are important pollinators. They are alway a joy to photograph, their colors are simply amazing.
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Lily flower. The White Regal Lily also know as Lilium Regale flower is a trumpet flowered lily. It is among the easiest lilies to grow in most temperate climate gardens. Which makes this flower, one of the most popular in every garden of the world. When I take a good look at them, i definitely can see why they are so eye catchers.
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Happy Butterfly on flower. The tailed jay (Graphium agamemnon) is a predominantly green and black tropical butterfly, that belongs to the swallowtail family. Strong and restless fliers, they are very active butterflies, and flutter their wings constantly, even when at flowers. Since this species can be found only around Asia, Austalia and Sri Lanka, I had to go to the Toronto exhibit in order to shot this one.
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Red fox hunting. The red fox is the largest of the true foxes, and is one of the most common mammal we encounter in our Canadian forests. It is part of the canidea family. The one in the photo is a vixen, which is the female appelation. As I recall, few minutes later the hunt paid off as this vixen came back with a squirrel in her mouth.
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White-Tailed deer (Virginia deer). This White-Tailed deer fawn, also known as Virginia deer is particularly curious during winter time, as they're always looking for food. Because winter vegetation is rather scarce, deers have to roam many miles everyday, to get the proper energy.
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Butterfly on Lily. The Electra's Tree-nymph (Idea electra) is a species of nymphalid butterfly in the Danainae subfamily. It is endemic to the Philippines. I was in Montreal when I photographed this one; as I was walking around, that beautiful Lily flower first caught my eye, I was focusing on it when all a sudden this butterfly landed on it. According to someone from the garden, this Electra's Tree Nymph had escaped the building where it was displayed.
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White-Tailed deer (Virginia deer). The White-Tailed deer, also known as Virginia deer is know to have a white patch right unederneeth its tail. They are particularly curious during winter time, as they're always looking for food. This fawn felt protected with its mother (doe) right next to him.
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