Sunday, November 30, 2014
I just about missed it! For a few minutes the whole western sky was crimson but by the time I drove down to the waterfront to take some pictures it was almost gone. Took this with the Sigma 10-20 at 10mm.
Guess it's going to be a nice day again tomorrow, Red sky at night, sailor's delight and all that...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Quite a number of years ago a small herd of Roosevelt Elk was transplanted to Vancouver Island. Over the years their numbers increased and original herd split into a number of herds. A couple of days ago I finally had the opportunity to photograph some of these Elk.
I took a number of pictures hand held with the Sigma 120-400, it was near dusk but the Sigma was up to the task and did a great job in the low light! Here are two of the better captures.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Here are a couple more miscellaneous Eagle pictures.
I took the top picture just after a nasty rain squall, the Eagles were trying to get their wings dried out!
And the bottom picture, I was out taking some boat pictures and found this Eagle just sitting on a broken off tree watching me, so I took it's picture too!
Monday, November 17, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
As soon as the rain started and the temperatures cooled off the mushrooms came out. I have no idea the names of any of these or whether they are edible or not, but I do know is that there are mushrooms of many different sizes, shapes and colors that grow here on Vancouver Island!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Northerly outflow winds over here on the West Coast of Canada has given us cold temperatures, clear skies and blustery winds, oh and some nice photo opportunities as well! These are both taken with the Sigma 120-400 at 400mm and cropped to about 30% of the original.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Now these birds we do have in abundance around here. They don't like to sit and pose for you but they are just about everywhere.
We ran across these when we were driving from one spot to another looking for eagles. There were three of them in one spot looking over a couple of fields for something to eat.
Once again, these were hand held at 840mm and cropped about 50%. I had to park the car in the middle of the road and jump out with the camera in hand as the hawks flew by.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Just because we have so many of those darn birds flying around here. LOL
Aaron and I went out to a nearby lake this weekend to try to get some photos of an eagle we knew was out there. Once we got there we ran into a pair of adults and a pair of juvenile eagles. The adults pretty much kept their distance but the pair of juveniles treated us to a couple of minutes of up close flight time just as we pulled up.
I have to say that I am very proud of these photos. Not that they are anything great, because they could be a lot better, but because they were shot handheld at 840mm! (and because they are eagles)
The eagles didn't give me time to set up my tripod so I had to just grab the bazooka lens (Nikon 600mm f4 with 1.4 teleconverter) and start shooting. The high frame rate of the D3s helped in getting some of the shots.
Of course once I took the time to set up my tripod they flew away and stayed far away the rest of the day.