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  1. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Soon Soon Spring Will be Hare

    A most Special Place to see Bunnies' frolicking in the snow is Shirleys Bay part of Ottawa's Greenbelt protected lands. Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) Shirleys Bay, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. #wildlife #specialplace #rabbit #Hare #protectedlands Canon EOS M100 • EF-M55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM •...
  2. Greg Shchepanek

    Macro Photos from the Gardens of 2020

    Hi there, here are winners of International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) Macro Art 2020. Just thought I would share with you what constitutes a winner in macro photography for those who are interested. The link is to an external website that I follow for photography and art: My...
  3. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Jack Pine Trail: Part of Ottawa's Green Belt

    Probably the place I frequent the most is the Jack Pine Trail, part of Ottawa's green belt, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis), this photo was my first published in a Canadian magasine: Canadian Geographic. It was also chosen for the short list of Best Wildlife...
  4. Greg Shchepanek

    National Park Death Valley National Park

    What can I say about Death Valley NP is just WOW! The Hottest place in North America and home to so many exquisite Flora & Fauna...I am most definitely going back & back to this Special Place: Death Valley National Park, California, United States. Desert Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsals) Mesquite...
  5. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Ramsar site no. 347: Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    My favourite American Desert special place an oasis of springs & wetlands. The NWR is also home to the most endangered fish in the world, Devils Hole Pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/03/endangered-devils-hole-pupfish-breeding-breakthrough/. Ash...
  6. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area

    Not only a beautiful WMA it is also home to Ducks Unlimited Canada a Wetland Conservation Organisation. Cherry-faced Meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife Management Area, Manitoba, Canada. Ramsar site no. 366. Canadian Toad (Anaxyrus hemiophrys) Oak Hammock Marsh Wildlife...
  7. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Ramsar site no. 1888: Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

    Such a very special place and home to the National Audubon Society, Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Florida, United States. My favourite Ramsar Site of Eastern North America is full of amazing creatures and I describe it as an outdoor museum. Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei) Audubon Corkscrew...
  8. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Your Favourite Special Place Ecosystem on this Planet?

    I would have say mine are: Number 1 = Canada's Arctic; #2 American Desert and #3 Wetlands. What are yours? #1 Canada's Arctic #2 American Desert #3 Wetlands
  9. Greg Shchepanek

    Others Do Members' have Special Places to perform their art of Macrophotography?

    Do you have a setup at home and only photograph stills? Is there a special place to go to find your little subjects? Do you photograph the world of Nature/Urban/Plains, trains & automobiles? Are your subjects alive or dead? Very curious and looking for new subjects that might interest me?