Oct 18, 2009
Oct 17, 2009
Third Place Winner
Another good example of doing whatever it takes to get the shot. This was taken on a recent trip to Cape St. Mary's in Newfoundland. We lugged who knows how many pounds of gear 1.4 km to "Bird Rock" along a rocky path. Then spend all day there getting covered in bird crap. It was all over us. All over the camera gear. In our eyes, in our mouths.....everywhere! And yet, it was one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had.
I've been concentrating lately on obtaining more natural backgrounds and better background blur. I've found that so many nature/wildlife photographers (including myself) get so excited about the moment and forget to move around. This is especially fun when you are working around water....I'll do whatever it takes to get the shot, even if that means getting soaked or laying in mud.
Oct 16, 2009
Northern Saw-Whet Owls are Ontario's smallest Owls. What they lack in size, they make up for with the cute factor!
Oct 15, 2009
Still didn't find a Moose but thanks to a pro photographer I met, we now know a few areas that the Bears use for their "day beds" and great areas to see Moose as well. So....when spring comes I'll be able to setup my blind and just wait for them to come to me. So much easier than searching the park and sometimes missing them by mere minutes. (as was the case with a bear cub and bull moose this time.)
These birds are facinating and so tame. Algonquin Provincial Park's Gray Jay study, is now one of the world's longest-running investigations of a population of colour-banded birds. The Park's study began back in the 1960s.
In Algonquin Park, Gray Jays are at the extreme southern limit of their range in eastern Canada. And, since they do not migrate south the way most birds do, it is here in the Park that many people who live in the cities and towns of southern Ontario make their first acquaintance with this famous Canadian bird.