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Weekend adventure…

It was a busy weekend. Out and about for pictures and Geocaching. Took my one daughter out Geocaching and while out we came across this lone deer. We could have gotten closer but my daughter has a nasty dry cough at the moment, which let the deer hear us a long way off; was amazed it stuck around as long as it did. Was hoping for a bit more of a reaction from my daughter on her first close-up with a wild deer but I think the wildlife park has ruined her.

Daughters first Deer in the wild.

Daughters first Deer in the wild.

I could hear the little one(s) screeching inside the nest when momma showed up with a snack…

Female Kestrel with snack

American Kestrel
American Kestrel watching from nest
Anise Swallowtail

Anise Swallowtail

I just liked the colour on these, I don’t even know what type of bush it is.

Berries

Berries

Cactus in Bloom

Cactus in Bloom

Noisy buggers…

Cicada

Cicada

Cicada #2

Cicada #3

Molted Cicada Skin

Molted Cicada Skin

This little one just screams cute…

Smile!

Smile!

Did a tilt-shift and a photo merge for this one, worked out pretty good I think.

BC Lions Fan Day

Tilt shift

Rockscape

Rock-scape

Flowers in the meadow

Flowers in the meadow

Still playing around with some of the pictures, tried something different…too weird?

Seeds

Seeds

Seeds #2

Seeds #2

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

I’m going quackers I tell ya…

March 31, 2013 2 comments

Went to the local pond again for more pictures…sorry folks that means more bird pictures….

Crow on Park Bench

Crow on Park Bench

American Widgeon Drake

American Widgeon Drake

Mirrored

Mirrored

Canadian Goose

Canadian Goose

What'cha looking at?

What’cha looking at?

Red Wing #2

Red Wing #2

Hey Ladies...

Hey Ladies…

Red Wing #4

Red Wing #4

Yellow Headed Blackbird #1

Yellow Headed Blackbird #1

Yellow Headed Blackbird #2

Yellow Headed Blackbird #2

Yellow Headed Blackbird #3

Yellow Headed Blackbird #3

This was the first time I had seen the Yellow Headed Blackbird at the pond, so was good to get some photos of them.

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

Camping Really?…

January 11, 2013 3 comments

So I went out tonight to attempt some more light painting photography, after putting on a few more layers versus the last time I hopped into the car and headed out of town to my favorite spot. It is not too far out of town to be a pain yet far enough to get away from most of the light pollution. Unfortunately as I came around the corner and down the hill I saw not one but 2 campfires going and a number of snow-mobiles bombing around.

Getting a little closer I see two trucks with campers on the back and some trailers for the sleds. It is currently minus 25 Celsius or minus 13 Fahrenheit WITHOUT the wind-chill. Hope those people have some good sleeping bags and heaters in those things because I don’t think those thin walls will do much on a night like this. Don’t get me wrong, I like going out and exploring in the winter time; but I want a nice warm house or hotel room waiting for me at the end of it.

So since my normal spot was occupied I thought I would head a little farther down the road and see if I could find myself another location to attempt my photos. The only thing to come out of that was a long drive to find a safe place to turn around and head home again. So I came home earlier than expected, made a quick stop at the DQ for a Blizzard and went back to my nice warm home.

Since I have no photos from tonight to share I dipped into the archives and present these few pictures as compensation for those reading this.

The Old Barn

The Old Barn

HDR Reflections #1

HDR Reflections #1

HDR Reflections #2

HDR Reflections #2

European Starling

European Starling

Mallard

Mallard

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

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