EDITORS' PICKS

‪#‎ChickPicotheDay‬ (Day 1,448) ‪#‎ReadyOrNot‬ ‪#‎HereICome‬ The greedy birdfeeder thief in my yard. ‪#‎Squirrels‬ are ‪#‎pests‬.

#ChickPicotheDay! (DAY 2,000!!!!!) WOW just 2,000 days ago I began posting #ChickPicotheDay....EVERY SINGLE DAY (except the day Grandma Deutsch died :( ). That's right, every morning I get up brush my teeth, put the coffee on and decide "what photo will I put up today and what if anything, will I say about it?" I've said it before, it challenges me daily to shoot something different or make it sound different. Today, for my 2,000 shot I ended up trying something out in post, for my very first ti

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,227) And finally, in case you were thinking that the Mama Loon got ripped off for a meal, you can see she snagged a bite finally. As most mom's do when they've got young 'uns afoot, they run you ragged and you barely have time to think about eating, let alone eat at mealtimes. Yay Mama Loon, hope you enjoyed the sushi! #CommonLoon #MotherLoon #Loon #LoonFishing #Fishing #Tidbit #LakeSushi #baptistelake #HastingsHighlands #KayakCameraGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer

The Day the Animals Left by HeatherCardle

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,223) "The day her reflection spoke back to her, she escaped into the mirror world with it and never returned back to reality." ~Akshay Vasu I guess she didn't want to be a lamp anymore. • • • • • #Reflection #mirrorselfie #ThisOldHouse #BrantCounty #TheLadyintheMirror #Antiques #Artifacts #Wallpaper #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#Chickpicotheday! (Day 1,424) my car's favorite kind of road. #gravel #bumpy #scenic #zerotraffic by Heather Cardle - Photo 126277839 - 500px

#ChickPicotheDay (Day 3,194) The Stalker in the Woods (Great Blue Heron) This is the Heron that startled me from shore. As I paddled around the corner it flew out from the brush and scared the pants off me. It flew down the shoreline and out of sight until I paddled further I saw it again. This time he posed and flew off again. Not to worry we hung out in the reeds a bit deeper into the bay and I watched him catch his lunch. Isn't he a beauty? • • • • • #Stalker #GreatBlueHeron #Heron #BaptisteL

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,218) Saw it! Is this too early? • • • • • #itsfallyall #itsfall #pumpkinseason #RedLeaves #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#Chickpicotheday! (Day 1,423) Welcome home. #Mellow #yellow in the #fall. by Heather Cardle - Photo 126179583 - 500px

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,228) First time I've seen one of these pretty dainty things. They're call #LesserYellowlegs but I think they should call them #MoreYellowLegs....awwww that joke tanked. Never mind. Aren't they pretty? THIS IS MY FINAL POST ON PINTEREST FOR #CHICKPICOTHEDAY FIND ME ON INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK! THANKS! :) #Lifer #FirstTimeSeen #BeachBird #LongBeak #PointyBeak #TurkeyPoint #LakeErie #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,225) I know, I know, it's fall. Life has been hectic 'round here. I'm "getting on it" but in the mean time, enjoy this black and white will ya? Thanks! • • • • • #Blackandwhite #ForestandLake #BaptisteLake #HastingsHighlands #OntarioNorth #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,219) I told you I had alot of loon photos. Here is a shot that is a tad fishy looking. This gal is not a participant in the catch and release program. She belongs to the Feed Your Kid Until It Migrates Program. I'm here all week. • • • • • #CommonLoon #Loon #CatchandRelease #Fishing #BaptisteLake #HastingsHighlands #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#Chickpicotheday! (Day 1,422) #Outstanding in thei ... by Heather Cardle - Photo 126064603 - 500px

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 1,427) #OldSchool Bring a # ... by Heather Cardle - Photo 126667319 - 500px

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,215) I'm really all over the map with my photos lately (long story). ALSO, a few folks asked to see more Loon pics, so why not back to back them eh? Anyhow, this Mama here, she's amazing. She's wise, she's protective, she's an all round great and caring Mama. She was gracious and allowed us to follow her along with her baby (from a safe distance). I hope to see her next summer. She's beautiful. I thought you should know. #CommonLoon #Loon #HeatherCardlePhotographer #Ka

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,222) The Loo with a View (sounds kind of like a James Bond movie title) • • • • • #Loo #LooWithAView #YeOldeToilet #charmintoiletpaper #ToiletPaper #ThisOldHouse #BrantCounty #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#Chickpicotheday! The #Autumn #tree #train. #Choochoo by Heather Cardle - Photo 126536789 - 500px

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,187) And now for something completely different. In a world that seems like we've had a full moon since March, take a deep breath and click to view full screen. Have you ever seen so much calm? It's calming to me and I'm so glad to get this ripple less shot. Calm birch tree, calm waters, calm photographer. Le sigh. #Calm #Reflections #Birch #Floating #Rippleless #NoRipples #StillWaters #SmoothWaters #DarkWaters #BaptisteLake #HastingsHighlands #HastingsLoveLetter #YESW

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,216) "You're looking at her, aren't you?" These 2 along with 3 others were resting in a tiny bay when we came upon them. Silently, they all slid into the water and paddled away. I was too close in to catch them all on my big lens. One by one or 2 by 2 in this shot they quietly swam off with zero fuss at all....except #2 here made eye contact with me. I just love these birds, they look so gangsta with their funky "hair". • • • • • #Mergansers #Ducks #Rusty #Pair #Twins

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,198) One of these days I'll stay awake and coherent long enough to do a proper night sky shot. In the meantime, I'll keep practicing. Lots of noise in this shot but I love the twinkle part. • • • • • #NoisyNightSky #twinkletwinkle #NightSky #StarsOut #BlackandWhite #BaptisteLake #hastingshighlands #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 2,044) "ya, I feel the exac ... - #ChickPicotheDay! (Day 2,044) "ya, I feel the exact same way about Mondays" #Hungover #LongWeekend #PartyHearty #PartysOver #Mondays #Blah #Frog #Bullfrog #DontBugMe

Ice, Ice Baby - #ChickPicotheDay! (Day 2,564) Sun rising at the crest of the icy road. • • • • • #Sunrise #ClarkeRoad #HastingsHighlands #Bancroft #SlowDriving #ScenicRoute #CanonGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,132) #StellaCat has given me some major cattitude this past week. She's been insisting that I post this one of her gazing out the back door for birds or as she puts it "that huntress shot". • • • • • #CatsoftheWeb #BrantfordCats #Cattitude #Gazing #Huntress #GreenEyes #SaucyCat #MyPetCat #Feline #KittyKat #Catness #HeatherCardlePhotographer #FollowMe

#chickpicotheday! Flowers in the Attic on a snowy day.

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,202) Textures, tones, colours, dimensions, layers. Being a birch is pretty intense! • • • • • #Textures #Tones #Colours #Dimensions #Layers #BirchTree #MotherNatare #BeautifulBark #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,196) Last thing I expected to pop up out of the water in front of me was one of THESE guys. Scared the heck out of me but I got this shot and away he flew. First time sighting on the lake for me. I have mixed feeling about these guys. In the right light they've got turquoise eyes that sparkle like jewel stones but when they poop it's toxic and kills plants and trees. I've also read that in Ontario this coming fall you will be able to hunt as many as you want, no limit.

#ChickPicotheDay (Day 3,210) This was another one of my "drive under shooting" shots. They occur when I spy something such as this low, overhanging, web infested, sticky, dried out tree branch whilst paddling along the shore. Seriously you'd think by now I'd know better! Anyhow, pointed, shot, catch my hair in said branch, untangled my hair, chimp photo after fiasco, photo is overexposed, play with it in post, make it black and white and use it here today because this branch was a serious pain i

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,213) I paddled past this gorgeous rock and I thought it resembled a brain. I did, don't laugh. What I can't decide is whether I like the colour or the black & white. What one do you prefer?? • • • • • • #Brain #BrainRock #KayakCameraGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer #BlackandWhite #Undecided

#ChickPicotheDay (Day 3,200) I think this mama has decided to homeschool, until October anyhow. • • • • • #CommonLoon #LoonFamily #SingleMother #BabyLoon #JuvieLoon #GotYourBack #BackToSchool2020 #HomeSchooled #KayakCameraGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 2,322) "A space that can stop a clock" 4:10pm to be exact. Another view inside the clock tower of the Federal building (or the old Canada Post office). Yes, still feeling that black and white. • • • #Clock #TickTock #TimePassages #time #ClockTower #FederalBuilding #CanadaPost #Phunk #Steampunk #TimeStandsStill #BackInTheDay #Vintage #BlackandWhite #BrantfordPhotographer #CanonGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer #FollowMe

‪#‎chickpicotheday‬ ! Leading cause of hangovers for birds ‪#‎mountainash‬

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,226) My wildlife lookout buddy, oh so subtly directing me to where the heron was. If he could speak, I think he'd be saying in a high pitched voice..... "Hey #KayakCameraGirl, yo, woo hoo, the HERON is over here now!" or something like that. I think he looks cool and he was helpful. • • • • • #GreatBlueHeron #Stalking #Exploring #WildlifePhotography #DriftwoodFigurines #Driftwood #BlueSkies #BaptisteLake #KayakPhotography #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 1,291) #Keytar was jealous of #Gilbert the #LionKing being #ChickPicotheDay. He's still a bit saddened, hopefully this will make him happier. #SuckItUp #NotACatLadyDueToAllergies #Cat #Kitty #Temptations #Meow for the camera.

#ChickPicotheDay! (DAY 1,600!!!!!!) You know when I started this #chickpicotheday thing if you'd asked me "I wonder what your 1,600th pic of the day will be?" First I'd reply and say "I'm still posting and up to #1,600???" LOL I would never have thought or could plan it any better than to have my son as my 1,600th #chickpicotheday. Also, when I took this shot, I never could imagine that I'd title it now as "Ryan floating off to ask the woman he loves to marry him" I'd just write, Ryan doing one

#chickpicotheday! #Roses from a client, I wish computers had smell-o-vision.

#ChickPicotheDay (Day 1,500) I promised Smidge that he could be my 1,500th #ChickPicotheDay. It was all because I said he reminded me of #Donkey in #Shrek. He went all crazy on me screaming "I am NOT an ass". #ShetlandPony #BigAttitude #DontMessWithThePony #MeAndMyBigMouth #Milestone

#chickpicotheday! Ancient Duckface Selfie

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,224) "There are only 10 minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat." ~Ralph Waldo Emmerson Me thinks this pear is past it's 10 minutes...... • • • • • #Pear #PearTree #Fruit #FruitTree #BrantCounty #HeatherCardlePhotographer

Rise and Shine! - ‪#‎ChickPicotheDay‬! (Day 1,531) Rise and shine, it's Monday! ‪#‎Rooster‬ ‪#‎Cockadoodledoo‬ ‪#‎LikeMyFeathers‬? ‪#‎BRANTastic‬

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,190) I'm a big kid now! Look at me! Look at me! It was pretty cool to come across this young one who was under the careful eye of his mother (just out of frame). In the short time we were with them, I observed the juvie going from paddling along mum taking free fish handouts from her to diving for his own. So wonderful to witness it all. Happy Sunday! #JuvenileLoon #CommonLoon #Posing #ShowOff #BaptisteLake #Bancroft #HastingsHighlands #HastingsLoveLetter #HeatherCardleP

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,185) Loon Yoga on the Lake. Must be tried, so relaxing. This pose is called the Backward Batman Legma. I'm here all week long, you're welcome :) • • • • • #JuvenileCommonLoon #CommonLoon #BabyLoon #LakeYoga #YogaYogi #Yoga #KayakCameraGirl #CanonGirl #CanonOfCourse #BaptisteLake #HastingsHighlands #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 2,500) Infinity......celebrating 2,500 "ChickPicotheDay" DAYS in a ROW.....thank you for being there for some or all of it. Thank you for sharing, liking, commenting and critiquing. Since you're here (and this could just epically fail on me) tell me where you're from and what type of photo you enjoy the most....wildlife? people? places? things? black & white? sports? music? Imma keep doing it until well, who knows....I've still got alot of pictures to capture....

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,184) "My brother is super shy, what do you want? You're in OUR bay you know. NO I am NOT going to do ANY cute tricks, I'm cute enough." This is what I thought our conversation would be about if the otter could talk. Don't mind me going all Disney on you. We first met up with this couple a few years back, hadn't seen them since until a few days ago. I thought I'd seen the Loch Ness Monster while paddling in the big back bay. Upon a closer look we had stumbled upon what w

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,186) ssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, look at this very quietly so you don't wake the little one. • • • • • #BabyLoon #JuvenileLoon #CommonLoon #BaptisteLake #HastingsHighlands #HastingsLoveLetter #KayakCameraGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#chickpicotheday! Green-ing pastures and blue skies! #niceview

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,192) Today's Special: Pierced Baby Bass for one, served Al Sushi on the marsh patio. • • • • • #GreatBlueHeron #Bass #BaptisteLake #LakeSushi #HastingsHighlands #Heron #Ontario #StudioNorth #KayakCameraGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer #HastingsLoveLetter

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,183) This is the chillest mum ever, she's used to our little bay after years of raising her kids in it. Our timing up here is at a point where the parents are training their kids to fish and keep them tight at their sides. This particular juvie doesn't quite have the wing span yet to fly off but occasionally dives for food on it's own. Most of the time it's milking the free handouts from mum. Mum was gracious enough to allow me to drift fairly close in. She made no haunt

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,189) Don't look up guys. Repeat. Do.Not.Look.Up. FALL is here. Fall.Is.Here. ALMOST It can wait a bit longer and then....bring.it.on. • • • • • #MixedFeelings #AutumnIsComing #FallIsComing #RedLeaves #Leaves #Mallards #DuckHuntingSeason #BaptisteLake #Bancroft #Ontario #HastingsHighlands #CottageLife

#chickpicotheday! Freshly bathed, new hairstyle, ready to mingle. #beltedkingfisher

#chickpicotheday! "Conifer-ice" bouquet! #darkTO #icestorm2013

#chickpicotheday! #ziplining pic chic style

#chickpicotheday! #JesseCook last night at the Sanderson Centre Ah-mazing performance!

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,181) Kiddo is learning how to jump off the dock to get her ball. What new thing are you going to learn this weekend??? Happy Friday! Have a cool safe weekend. • • • • • #KiddothePup #DivingDog #SplashPad #PupSponge #BaptisteLake #Bancroft #HastingsHighlands #HeatherCardlePhotographer #StudioNorth

#chickpicotheday! Arachnophobes steer clear….#Spider 1 #FlyingAnt ZERO.

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day #3,193) "Hey Daddy, where'd you get those ridiculously long legs from?" So experience has taught me that some of you on this page are not particularly fond of spiders. Well, according to the Google, they're technically not "spiders" per se...look it up if you think I'm fibbing. Don't be whizzed off with me. Also, unless you're an insect, these guys could care less about you. If you're a bug and reading this, stay away from these guys, they will bite you and their bite is l

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 1,430) #Birch #bars. Coming ... by Heather Cardle - Photo 127016479 - 500px

#chickpicotheday! Purple flowers I'm trying to grow in my garden. #miraclegro to the rescue!

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,169) Cirque du Soleil auditions are taking place in the gardens today. Weather permitting. • • • • • #BlueDasherDragonfly #Dragonfly #Acrobatics #PinkLily #InThePond #NatureHippys #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,176) It's so very fascinating how much detail Mother Nature puts into her creations isn't it? iNaturalist id'd this as a Common Climbing Aloe but I could have sworn it was called a Frutilla or something like that. What do you flower experts think? • • • • • #WhatAmI #EndofLife #Detailed #Intricate #Bloomed #EndofSeason #BotanicalGardens #HeatherCardlePhotographer #Frutilla #ClimbingAloe

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,171) This elaborate setup is all so buddy can get a kiss. He didn't even pick those lilies. Don't fall for it, he just wants to become a Prince and hop away. • • • • • #PrinceCharming #LilyPad #PondLily #Flowers #Frog #Camoflauged #HeatherCardlePhotographer #PondHumour

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,204) "Dust in the wind". Zoom on in you can see it flying off his back. • • • • • #PeskyWasp #Wasp #AmIRight #Bee #HelpMeID #Buzz #Pollen #DustBunny #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 1,800) I couldn't think of a better photo to post on my 1,800th #chickpicotheday than this beauty. Still standing and looking gorgeous on an unseasonably warm November day. #Celebrate #Love #AbandonedHouse #ThisOldHouse #CenturyHome #GoodVibes

#chickpicotheday! Frosted and icy blue roadside attraction that I spied with my camera eye.

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,207) Saw these brave souls headed back to school yesterday. Mum got them all matching duck beak masks. So I heard. • • • • • #BackToSchool2020 #DuckFaceMasks #KeepSafe #KeepASafeDistance #Mallards #KayakCameraGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer #hastingshighlands #BaptisteLake #BlackandWhite

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,205) "I mushroom hunt because I have no morels." Happy Labour Day and I'm here all week folks! 🙂 • • • • • #Mushrooms #Shrooms #Morels #NaturesUmbrella #YellowMushroom #MellowYellow #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 1,425) Squirrel's viewpoint. #Squirrel #leaves #fall #autumn #blackandwhite by Heather Cardle - Photo 126404209 - 500px

#chickpicotheday! #Hotdogs on #YongeStreet for lunch of course.

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,163) Mother Nature's Fireworks, environmentally friendly. • • • • • #Fireworks #MotherNature #WhatKindOfTreeAmI #Unidentified #RBG #RoyalBotanicalGardens #Hamilton #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#chickpicotheday! Chomp the King of Huron #EaglePlace #Boss #Cat

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,191) The last shot I took before......well....it wasn't pleasant lol. It's hard to shoot and paddle. You know, like walking and chewing gum. Have a great week! • • • • • #BlackandWhite #Spiderweb #Web #Spiderslair #NewHairdo #KayakCameraGirl #BaptisteLake #Bancroft #HastingsHighlands #Arachnoids #Arachnophobes #Spooky

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,162) Didn't know there was a trombone section in a Hosta flower, did you? Just using my vivid imagination today because....that's all I got. Such pretty flowers. Have a peaceful Sunday. • • • • • #Hostas #InBloom #Blooming #Trombones #BrassBand #DelicateFeatures #Delicate #GardenDelight #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,172) "I just fledged! I can also hop, drop and roll as you can see by the fuzzies on my head. Earhart didn't cross the ocean on her first flight now did she? She did? Oh, cut me some slack." • • • • • #Fledgling #Fledge #BabyCardinal #Cardinal #LearningToFly #BabySteps #FirstTime #MaidenVoyage #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,180) A Korean Amur Honeysuckle in black and white for a change. • • • • • #Honeysuckle #KoreanHoneysuckle #GardenofEarthlyDelights #BotanicalGarden #BlackandWhite #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay (Day 3,206) Out for a paddle in the banana boat. My ride on the water. Not today though. Not a fan of rain, it ruins my hairdo. lol For all those kids returning to school, stay safe! • • • • • #BananaBoat #Kayak #Reflections #KayakOntario #KayakCameraGirl #BaptisteLake #HastingsHighlands #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,168) Well gosh darn it all, look at that....it's AUGUST already. Here's a pretty little bouquet of Tutsan for you. Have a splendid long weekend and stay safe! • • • • • #Tutsan #StJohnsWort #RoyalBotanicalGardens #Burlington #Ontario #Delicate #Colourful #Brilliant #CanonGirl #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,188) First I was going to make this caption all about spit and spitting which is pretty gross. Instead I believe this lady was playing that popular water game called "spouting" or "The Water Fountain Game" never mind...this caption is getting lamer and lamer by the second. Look at the Loon, it's spitting at me. #CommonLoon #Spitting #WaterFountain #Spout #Waterbird #Waterfowl #KayakCameraGirl #BaptisteLake #OntarioHighlands #HeatherCardlePhotographer #HastingsLoveLetter

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,175) If you're seeing more than 1 bud in this photo (like I am), that was one heck of a party you (we) had last night! LOL • • • • • #Hypnotic #Hypnotizing #BlurredVision #Impaired #PurpleGlobe #Allium #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#chickpicotheday late night edition….so you know…I laid down on my back on the landing of the stairs at the museum to get this shot. What can I say, it was a good night at the Brant Camera Club and I've been inspired by our presenter this evening Andre Gallant. www.andregallant.com . Here's the shot I took from that landing.

#ChickPicotheDay! #Ringo now known as #Wheels pondering whether he should #beg to his mum about getting him a #Roomba (they have a governor on them right?) to scuttle around on since he got a speeding ticket in his #wheelchair. #IntervertebralDiskDisease #IVDD #Dachshund #DachshundIssues #DownButNotOut #Fighter

#chickpicotheday! Crazy cut glass candle holder stuffed with Christmas lights. Lots of bandaids were used during the production of this shot. Happy Sunday!

#chickpicotheday! The #ant and the #egg.

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,177) A Butterfly Milkweed's stages of growth. • • • • • #ButterflyMilkweed #OrangeFlowers #Orange #Citrus #Citroen #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,174) Perched for a juicy fragrant lunch. I was checking out all of the beautiful rose gardens when I saw this sparrow darting about. I grabbed this shot when it perched for a microsecond before moving on. It wasn't until I saw the shot on the my big screen that I noticed that lime green caterpillar in it's beak. Nice surprise, gross, but bonus photobomber! #Caterpillar #Sparrow #Roses #GardeningBird #BotanicalGardens #RoyalBotanicalGardens #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#ChickPicotheDay! (Day 3,151) Always be yourself Unless you can be Batman Then always be Batman..... or an Eagle...they're both pretty cool. • • • • • #BaldEagle #LandingGear #Batman #BatmanFlying #raptor #Riverside #LunchTime #BirdOfPrey #GrandRiver #Brantford #FollowMe #HeatherCardlePhotographer

#chickpicotheday! Leave the porchlight on and your heart wide open.....

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