Monday, November 15, 2010

I was very happy to see this beautiful timber wolf last week. I was 200 feet away with the wind blowing strongly towards me. He still heard the noise of the shutter. Unbelievable! What remarkable hearing. What an experience. Thank you God!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

New lens last week. Traded in my Sigma 50-500 for a Sigma 150-500. New model, very sharp compared to my previous one.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Algonguin Park moosey!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I went weeks without seeing much wildlife than one day things changed...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wow! Is this ever cool. First few attempts at taking star trail pictures. It's so amazing.

Monday, February 22, 2010

I had the opportunity to go to Texas for a few days to a Christian conference (C3), and took a few hours to go searching for birds. I found a rookery with 50 + herons, saw several egrets, got close to a red-tailed hawk and saw many mocking birds. It was a great trip!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Foxy Moxy"
Foxes are one of my favorite animals both to see and to photograph. They are so beautiful.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A flock of fifty or so American Goldfinches came to our feeders a few days ago. Just outside my office window were icicles dripping in the balmy January temperatures! A few finches flew to them to grab a quick drink. How cool is that!

I watched this young eagle eating something on the frozen Vermillion River. After looking more closely it appears to be another bird!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A few friends of mine informed me of this Northern Hawk Owl that was seen in the Gore Bay area. My wife and I went for a drive hoping we would spot it as I have never seen one before. After driving around for close to 45 min in the area we were told to look, I blurted out "this is like trying to find a needle in a haystack, we're never gonna find it" No sooner did I say that I spotted him in a tree a few hundred meters ahead along the roadway. Cool! Thanks God.

For obvious reasons this is called a "solar pillar". They are fairly rare. This one was seen in the same location as one several years ago. Ice crystals in the air help create this phenomenon.

This buck was seen very close to our home. He too was enjoying the fresh snowfall.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

WOW! I saw a wolf the other evening a few minutes from our home. It was getting dark (5:45pm) maybe too dark to take a picture but I tried anyway. I heard the shutter trip but it sounded slow, too slow for a clearly focused picture. To my surprise when I looked at the LCD screen the blurred picture turned out to be quite amazing in fact. I couldn't create that effect if I planned to.
Thanks God!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Here are a few pictures I took this past week.
These eagles were only two of the thirty or so that I saw. Where you ask... that's a secret.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Birds are sometimes a challenge to photograph. Here are a few pictures I took this week.
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Female Mallard, Adult Cormorant with young, Red-tailed Hawk

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I watched this osprey fly around for a few minutes than he spotted something. Amazing... what a dive and a few seconds later he came out with a large cat fish. Wow!

This is one of this year's foxes. He was so cute. There were two of them but the other hiding from the camera.

I was maybe 50 feet from this fella. He was more concerned with the blueberry patch he was standing in than me.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Providence Bay.

A Northern Harrier is fairly hard to get a picture of unless you are in a blind. They, like kingfishers and many other species are easily spooked. Thankfully this one stayed sitting for a second on the bale of hay while I took a quick picture.