A yellow-bellied Sapsucker on a Maple. I’ve been a little busy with some spring renovation projects as of late, unfortunately my photography has suffered and haven’t been able to post any new images as of late. But here is a recent shot of a very cooperative woodpecker at 300MM on a full frame body with very little cropping required.
Spring is often the dirty season where sweeping landscapes don’t look that great. It’s the perfect time to focus on close ups and detail shots, such as melting ice, snow, puddle reflections etc. Here are a couple of recent shots as I wait for the milder weather. Fergus in Black and White doing what he does best, and a shot of a wooden pencil using 14 stacked images and the Canon 100 mm macro lens for maximum depth of field.
A captive Barn Owl, shot with a 100mm macro lens, at the Fort Whyte Centre for Environmental Education in Winnipeg on Earth Day.
Bicycle wheels hanging in the local bike shop. Shot while waiting around for a brake cable replacement, it’s always a good idea to keep at least one camera handy.
Fergus in black and white, with selective eye colouring
Happy Holidays! Sunday morning’s weather was ideal snowman or snowball conditions, hovering near zero my wife began the build at 7am, and just as the sun rose about 8:30 we managed to finish using most of the snow in the front yard. Freezing rain covered this guy with a nice icy coating and the temps. slowly fell to -7 C overnight, couldn’t ask for a better setup.
A simple, symmetrical image of a white flower, I’m not sure of the species, looks like a daisy but might have too few blossoms.
Caterpillar on leaf, using a 100mm macro lens
Handheld macro of a Bleeding Heart, using Canon 100 IS/macro
Pistachios up close, they can really test your self control, and I always fail.