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Behaviour / Re: Hovering terns
« Last post by Charline on Today at 10:01:48 am »
So adorable! Never saw tern babies before. Thanks for sharing.
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That's some nice gneiss! So, you've been published. Way to go. Soon you won't be affiliating yourself with the likes of us while pursuing bigger projects. You know astronomers and geologist? Well, then there is Dinu ... a physicist. I might become an anarchist when I grow up ... if that ever happens.
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Southern Ontario Wildlife / Re: Apparently Bears Pretty Active This Year
« Last post by Charline on October 21, 2021, 10:41:34 pm »
SS, I am glad you have the expertise about the genesis.


 When I returned from Quebec, I learned that my friends, a couple, both of whom were geologists, died unexpectedly. The wife was the one who introduced me to the beauty of Georgian Bay. When I returned from Georgian Bay previously , I always shared my photos with her, and she gave me some basic tutoring.


 I have been to many areas of Georgian Bay and have a lot of photos of the rock formations. One of my photos was on the cover of Georgian Bay Island National Park years ago.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Golden Moments
« Last post by Charline on October 21, 2021, 10:19:01 pm »
Wow, you got a green winged teal! I also took a few shots but none was good. They were too far and it was getting dark.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Hawk from yesterday
« Last post by Charline on October 21, 2021, 10:16:42 pm »
Thanks, Ally!


Thanks, Dinu. I will have to make an insurance claim soon and see how much I can get. Then I will look for a replacement camera. This hawk image was photographed with an old camera.
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Southern Ontario Wildlife / Re: Apparently Bears Pretty Active This Year
« Last post by Shortsighted on October 21, 2021, 09:20:54 pm »
 The Georgian Bay (Muskoka) gneiss is especially impressive, not only because it is photogenic as you have depicted it but also because it represents a very coarse variety of gneiss, probably formed from both pressure and intrusion of magma a billion years ago and now represents worn down mountains. I’ve always wanted to see it but the opportunity to explore it never arrived. The gneiss in Hastings County is finer and contains nepheline (where quartz is sparse) and syenite, while the gneiss up in Haliburton County and Renfrew is also fine grained and contains actinolite crystals. I visited both areas before but never managed the Georgian Bay coastline.
Your photo just reminds me of that fact.




Muskoka Gneiss



Nepheline-rich Gneiss - Hastings County



Syenite gneiss
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Ontario Birds / Re: Golden Moments
« Last post by Ally on October 21, 2021, 06:43:54 pm »
Oh my master! I just love the first photo so much
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Ontario Birds / Golden Moments
« Last post by Shortsighted on October 21, 2021, 06:36:36 pm »
Some trees have changed colour but the transformation is not what it usually is by this time of October. When the sun is low there are still some golden moments to appreciate. Nice as it is, I still prefer bullion.




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Backyard Birding / Re: White-crowned sparrow in backyard
« Last post by Dinusaur on October 21, 2021, 05:38:44 pm »
Got to love these guys. Wonderful set of images.
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Ontario Birds / Re: Hawk from yesterday
« Last post by Dinusaur on October 21, 2021, 05:37:22 pm »
Great photo. Got your camera fixed now?