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Nature 10+1 - 1.50 "Redpoll to the Rescue"

Shot at our place in Barrie ~ Canon 50D Handheld, EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS @250mm, f/5.6, 1/800, ISO 640

There was an increase of activity at our feeders today and we were lucky to have both Redpolls and Siskins show up!!  A full post with lots of pictures to come tomorrow morning.  Hope you had a great weekend!

Great Backyard Bird Count/Project Feeder Watch Results : Am Goldfinch (43), BC Chickadee (6), Dark-eyed Junco (5), Mourning Dove (3), Am Crow (3), COMMON REDPOLL (2), Downy Woodpecker (2), House Finch (2), PINE SISKIN (1), Red-breasted Nuthatch (1), Eu Starling (1)


What's My Name?

Help us to resolve a friendly dispute we're having on what to call this great image Nathan took of a Pileated Woodpecker. Do you like the name:

A.  You Lookin' at Me?


B.  It Wasn't Me!!


C.  I don't like either.

Let us know you're choice by leaving a comment.  Thanks!!  :)


Nature 10+1 - 1.39 "Muted Sunrise"

Shot in Oro ~ Canon 50D Handheld, EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS @ 100mm, f/6.3, 1/800, ISO 160, EV -2


Nature 10+1 - 1.38 "Mrs Hairy Woodpecker"

Shot in Oro ~ Canon 50D Handheld, EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS @400mm, f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 640, EV + 1


Nature 10+1 - 1.37 "Junco Playing in the Snow"

Shot at our place in Barrie ~ Canon 50D Tripod, EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IIS @275mm, f5.6, 1/320, ISO 640, EV + 2/3

Project Feeder Watch Results : Mourning Dove (13), Dark-eyed Junco (7), Am Goldfinch (6), BC Chickadee (5), Downy Woodpecker (2), Red-breasted Nuthatch (1)


Nature 10+1 - 1.18  "Blurred"

Tree Pan Blur shot in Oro ~ Canon 50D Handheld, EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS, f/20, 1/10, ISO 250


Nature 365 - Day 307 - Coming to an End

Black-eyed Susan - Shot at Sunnidale Park in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 223

Purple Loosestrife and Goldenrod - Shot in Barrie with the Lensbaby Composer


Nature 365 - Day 220

Juvi DC Cormorant - Shot in downtown Barrie along the waterfront.


Nature 365 - Day 217

Great Blue Heron - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 215

Blue-winged Teal - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 214

Yellow-bellied Slider - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 213

Preening Mallard - Shot downtown Barrie with the 100mm Macro


Nature 365 - Day 209

"Dharma Sumac" - Shot in Barrie

Day Three of the Nature 365 Challenge Week - Restricted to using the 50mm1.8 lens only.

Today went alright with using just the 50mm.  I had a good little session in the morning from which this picture was taken.  On my evening outing I was strongly considering bringing a telephoto with me "just in case" but didn't cave in.  I spent my time trying some panoramics while birds fluttered around me.  It was actually quite nice to be able to just watch the birds instead of lining them up for pictures. 

Next up - Lestat's Shoot, we have some interesting ideas brewing for our nighttime shoot tomorrow, so stay tuned.



Nature 365 - Day 208

Young Mallard - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie

Day Two of Nature 365 Restriction Challenge- Old School Roll of Film - 24 pictures only

I headed to Bear Creek to attempt the second challenge of the week.  I picked the location based on the fact that I usually take a lot of pictures in short periods of time there.  I quickly found out that I do in fact take way too many pictures and am quick to start firing before I've had time to think about what's in front of me; must be the bird photographer in me. :) 

I slowed down and waited for exact moments before taking a picture, like with the young Mallard above.  On any other day I would have taken 40-50 pictures of these guys but having the restriction, it limited me to 6 images, of which 5 turned out good!  The one thing I'll take out of this day is to ask myself "why am I taking this picture?"

Next up - Nifty Fifty Day tomorrow, many peoples most used lens, it's our least:)



Nature 365 - Day 207

"Oak Leaves" 

Well the first day of the Nature 365 Challenge Week, Home Cooking,  is complete.  I spent most of the time roaming around the grounds of our condo but ended up getting this image off our balcony near sunset.  Tomorrow's restriction of only taking 24 images while being at Bear Creek Wetlands for at least two hours will be a tough one.


Nature 365 - Day 206

Fragrant Water Lily - Shot at Tiffin CA


Nature 365 - Day 205

"Fire Lily" - Shot in downtown Barrie during the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk


Nature 365 - Day 203

Downy - Shot at Bear Creek Wetlands in Barrie


Nature 365 - Day 201

Red-winged Blackbird - Shot at Sunnidale Park in Barrie