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More Osprey

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These are more shots from the shoot I published last week. The only juvenile to fly while I was at the site flew back when a parent delivered a meal. I must say that the spectacle was worth the wait, but a longer lens and better light might have caught slightly better shots.


Goldfinch (Two Photographs)

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I caught this bird just after it had fed on some seeds. A bit of a mess, I think it was moulting given the shape of its feathers, but goldfinches are a bit rare for me so I was pleased to get a few shots. The background is typical of shots with skittish birds who remain in the bush.


An Unfortunate Reality (Two Photographs)

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An unfortunate but inevitable reality of nature photography, is that sooner or later you will see animals predating on another. It’s life. Here a red-wing blackbird is feasting on a mayfly (given the life cycle of a mayfly it was probably already dead or about to die).

 


A Lively Chickadee – That Crucial Moment (Two Photographs)

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There are subtle differences between the photos. The background moves vertically between the two. The bird is singing in one and not the other. Making a choice between these two shots is a large part of the decision-making in nature photography, e.g. deciding which of the many shots taken go forward to post-production.


Faces of the Cardinal (Three Photographs)

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Nature photographers always talk about knowing your animals and their behaviour. Well, the male cardinal has three looks and this cardinal managed to do all three in one sitting. Of course it’s equally important to know the habits and likely locations of animals you wish to find.


Robin (Two Photographs)

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Robins have been more numerous this year. They are year-round birds, but more visible in the spring and summer. This robin, and a few others I will show in later posts, remained in one place long enough to get a few nice portraits.


Male Cardinal (Two Photographs)

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After reading about minimalist photography, I decided to edit this photograph by removing several branches and other superfluous and distracting elements to get what you see here; an easily identified subject.


Warbler Season (Three Photographs)

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Spring is definitely here when the yellow-rumped warblers arrive. Usually high up in pine trees, very small and very active they are really challenging to shoot. Practice on chickadees help. Even at 500mm, these birds fill a fraction of the screen and are in constant motion. Two days of shooting and I hope to see more warblers, but the season is short and you never quite know when it begins or ends.


Three Ducks, Four Points

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No.1 Last year this blog had record number of visitors and views. I am both grateful and proud.

No.2 Between the weather and life intruding it’s not always as easy to keep a daily blog going, especially going into my seventh year.

No.3 I see no reason to stop.

No.4 We get some great ducks in the fall! These ducks really have character.