Category Archives: Bird

Baby bluebirds!

Hey, remember these guys ?  Well, guess what they did?  They had a little brood of 5 babies (right in the hitch of the 5th wheel!).  It was a challenging to take pictures, there wasn’t much room to maneuver the lens and no way to set up the tripod.  The pictures aren’t as crisp as I would like, but anyways, here they are!

Here you can see all 5 chicks.
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1/15 sec at f/5.0, ISO 1600, Sony a55

Close up
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1/8 sec at f/5.0, ISO 1600, Sony a55


Posted by on July 26, 2013 in Bird, Sony DSLR A55, Summer


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It’s the first full day of summer!

I know I blogged recently about the un-official start of summer, but today is the first full day of official summer! Where I live, summer technically started last night at 11:04pm, but that barely counts 😉

In honour of summer, I offer this picture of a male and female mountain bluebird for your consideration.

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1/160 sec at f/11, ISO 100, Sony a55 w/75-300 zoom lens

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Posted by on June 21, 2013 in Bird, Sony DSLR A55, Summer, Zoom lens


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April lunchtime stroll

Spring this year has been sporadic – one day it’s sunny, warm and fantastic; the next, snowy, blowy and cold. Did you see the joke going around, the ‘Failed to install spring, spring is not available in your country”? That about sums it up. So when it was a sunny, warm day I just had to get out of the office and enjoy some natural Vitamin D. Here are some of the pictures I took with my new cell phone (that’s a whole other story!).

From the downtown side of the High Level Bridge, looking towards my alma mater (University of Alberta).

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After crossing the bridge, I headed down towards the river and was intrigued by my new perspective. I really like the lines in this one.

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I met this little guy in the river valley. I think he thought I was going to give him a treat!

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This shot was from the pedestrian walkway underneath the LRT bridge. I’ve been on that bridge when there were so many people on it, it was swinging! It was steady that day, thankfully 🙂

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From the end loop of the LRT bridge, looking back at two Canada geese enjoying the open water.

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Great Grey Owl

Great grey owl.

1/250 sec at f/55, ISO 200 – Pentax Optio

Sitting on a fence.

1/160 sec at f/5.2, ISO 100 – Pentax Optio


1/160 sec at f/5.2, ISO 100

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Posted by on July 6, 2012 in Bird, Nature, Pentax Optio


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