Thursday, November 24, 2016

I love Autumn, everything is changing the sights, sounds and smells. All you have to do is look down and there is a palate of colour, shapes and texture.
This is one square foot of fall leaf cover in the backyard, I see many things, perhaps the foot print of a wonderfulness long gone creature. The wintering place for all manner of insects and moths all tucked away to wait.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

An Osprey Dive
I was at my desk and I just caught a glimpse of a large bird flying up the river, Looking out the window I saw an osprey in a tree. I hurried to get the camera and get down to the river, it was on the opposite bank about 3/4 of a block away.
I clicked off several pictures but the auto focus had a hard time picking it out of the background so I went to manual focus. 
It launched off the branch and I was able to get a set of diving images but when it hit the water, I could not get the focus and the fish capture and fly off where not keepers. I am slowly learning the use of the Olympus 300mm +1.4 extender Dorchester Ontario

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Osprey and the Woodpecker

Tigger and I were putting in some bench time watching the ever growing flocks of geese on the river in Dorchester Ontario when an Osprey caught a fish in the river. It flew into a tree about a block from us and started to have lunch. I had a 300 mm on the camera but no tripod so I shot hand held. I go a bonus when a red bellied wood pecker flew into the frame and settled down to explore for insects. After it finished the fish, and pretty much relaxed for about half an hour until a murder of crows came along harassing a hawk. They went by the Osprey and did not see it so it slipped away.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lift me onto the wind one more time.
The Fall season gives me a wonderful opportunity to wander around my backyard and discover new things. I particular like to sit and watch the river with all the things that change from moment to moment. This set of images is the result of my observation and interpretation of Fall on and round the river