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Photos from Whitemouth Lake on 2003-May12:
Whitemouth Lake: Boarding the boat Whitemouth Lake: boat-trip Whitemouth Lake: landing Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria): pink Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria): pink Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria): flower Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria): pants on the line Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria): Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria): pants on the flagpole Dutchmans breeches (Dicentra cucullaria): with undeveloped flowers Canada white violet (Viola canadensis): Canada white violet (Viola canadensis): Red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus): from moving boat Whitemouth Lake: recently dredged channel Whitemouth Lake: recently dredged channel Whitemouth Lake: recently dredged channel Whitemouth Lake: recently dredged channel Whitemouth Lake: recently dredged channel Whitemouth Lake: recently dredged channel Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta):

Photos from near Woodridge on 2003-May12:
Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo): Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo): Red-mouthed mnium moss (Mnium spinulosum): Prairie crocus (Anemone patens): Prairie crocus (Anemone patens): Prairie crocus (Anemone patens): cbc-hunt: Richard+Prairie crocus (Anemone patens) cbc-hunt: me+Prairie crocus (Anemone patens) cbc-hunt: Doris+Prairie crocus (Anemone patens) cbc-hunt: Doris+Prairie crocus (Anemone patens) Sandhill crane (Grus canadensis):

Photos from Franco Rd & PTH12 on 2003-May12:
Marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa): Marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa): Marbled godwit (Limosa fedoa): overexposed:

Photos from Deerwood Rd on 2003-May12:
Saskatoon-berry (Amelanchier alnifolia)?: Pincherry (Prunus pensylvanica): Sandcherry (Prunus pumila): Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus): eggs amongst cow-dung

Note 1.
Either I or my camera or both were having a bad day. One time when I turned on the camera, it insisted on taking Raw-mode photos, another time it was TIFF's, and another time it was set for Shutter-priority at one-half second, leading to a bunch of all-white photos. All this could have been me, since the camera has a bunch of mode-changing buttons just where I like to support it with my left hand. But then the auto-focus, usually fool-proof at least in daylight, was refusing to focus on Dutchman's Breeches. The camera was in macro mode, and the focus-confirmation correctly identified the closest object, and yet the focusing was correct for the far-away background. Switching to a fully-charged battery seemingly solved that problem. Then the Auto-White-Balance seems to have decided that the Godwit, in daylight, was really lit by Mercury-vapour lighting or some such. This could not have been me, since the sequence of button-presses to make such a change is far from simple and involves buttons other than those accident-prone left-hand ones. And besides the camera faithfully records the settings used as part of each picture, and they were my customary ones. The auto-white-balance has been annoying in the past, since it tends to be wrong about indoor lighting, assuming flourescent when really incandescent (e.g. my black cat looking like a redhead). I may need to turn this feature off, telling it to treat all light as sunlight, in order to get predictable behaviour.

Note 2.
Some photos are for a CBC-Radio contest, the Wildflower Scavenger Hunt; see winnipeg.cbc.ca/features/wildflower .