Two Jack Lake in the Morning
Above Elbow Falls
This was taken while participating in a Scott Kelby World Wide Photo Walk (2018)
I love taking pictures of small birds, especially downy woodpeckers.
Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary, Canada
A young white tail stag
Use of an ND filter to capture a smooth version of Bow Falls in Banff. Actually every image I have of smooth waterfalls includes the use of ND filters. I have filters running from 1 stop to 15 stop super filters.
American White Pelicans gathering in preparation for migration
Enjoying the sun
Savannah Sparrow, Calgary, Canada. I did say that I like small birds.
Lilies in the garden
I have no idea what kind of plant this is, but it was planted in our garden and I loved the colour.
A Playful Miss
Come on in. The water's fine! For those wondering, this is a female common merganser. Some of the first wildlife images I ever took were of mergansers. They can be quite playful if you let them get accustomed to you and don't invade their space.
Chickadee on a Pastel Background
A study in blurred backgrounds. One of the things I love about taking pictures with a long lens (500-600mm) is what you can do with the background. This little guy was sitting on a log that had heavy scrub about 2 meters behind him. One of the things I don't like about that size of lens is how heavy it is and how hard to stabilize. I took this from a prone position about 4 meters from my subject. I let the ground help me stabilize the lens and the wide open aperture blurred out the background nicely.
A Bohemian Waxwing feeding on winter berries
The Moon was a Ghostly Galleon
Many years ago, when I was in high school, my favourite poem was "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes. One of the lines that stuck with me was "The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas". This image was taken at 3 in the afternoon and even in Calgary, it is still light at that time. However through the magic of post processing..........
Love of Chives
When I was a kid, mom and dad used to keep honeybees. Because of that, I've never really had a fear of bees and I'm willing to get quite close. I'm fascinated by them.
The Last Survivor
We had just experienced some cold weather and snow. The tree in the garden had lost nearly all of its leaves except for this twig with a little patch of snow cupped inside one of the remaining leaves. I couldn't resist.
Low key edit of a tiger
His Royal Highness
Black and White treatment of one of the lions at the Calgary Zoo. Some challenges in that I'm shooting through a fence and bars and he's sitting in direct brilliant sunlight. But open aperture with a long lens helps a lot.
The colour version of this isn't special, but make it black and white and the spot of sun on the forehead really pops. This won third place in the FCC Image of the Year for 2016.
Guarding the Nest
Keeping an eye out for any invading Canada Geese