2017-05-05: Feel Good Friday

My images for today are a variety of sunrise and sunset photos from my time in Uganda and Kenya.  Every moment of every day brings some new and different to appreciate 🙂

 

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Giraffes at sunrise in the Masai Mara, Kenya.
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A silhouetted landscape in the Masai Mara.
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A misty morning in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda.
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A break in the clouds at sunset in Ishasha.
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Another sunrise over the Mara.

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2015-11-16: Monochrome Monday

I'm always thrilled when I come across a silhouette opportunity, especially with birds!  A pine grosbeak does a funny hop & flap to move from one tree to the next.  His or her friends were not far behind. 1/400sec, f5.6, ISO 800
I’m always thrilled when I come across a silhouette opportunity, especially with birds! A pine grosbeak does a funny hop & flap to move from one tree to the next. His or her friends were not far behind.
1/400sec, f5.6, ISO 800

2015-10-25: What I’ve seen this week

This week has seen a fair bit of rain and fog in my area, so I didn’t take my camera out with me as much as I would like.  When I did, much of what I tried to shoot suffered from poor light and a lot of noise.  So, just a few pictures this week to share, all taken today.

I was happy to see the northern shrike again, and this time, have my camera at the ready.  This one is a juvenile based on the plumage.
I was happy to see the northern shrike again, and this time, have my camera with me. This one is a juvenile based on the plumage.
Another view of the northern shrike.  If it hadn't been for a sizeable flock of other birds that caught my attention (finches or sparrows, or perhaps the crossbills) I wouldn't have even noticed this lovely bird.
Another view of the northern shrike. If it hadn’t been for a sizeable flock of other birds that caught my attention (finches or sparrows, or perhaps the crossbills) I wouldn’t have even noticed this lovely bird.
The three birds posed in the treetops are part of a much larger group that were pecking at the pinecones.  With the fog, I wasn't able to make a species ID.
The three birds posed in the treetops were part of a much larger group that were pecking at the pinecones. With the fog, I wasn’t able to make a species ID.

2015-10-11: What I’ve seen this week

This week has brought some really variable weather, and with that, some dramatic skies.  Birds have provided some frustration this week.  My elusive local northern flicker made an appearance today, but at such a distance the photo isn’t even worth posting.  I saw a new bird this week as well, of course the time I left my camera at home 🙁  I managed a snap with my cell (absolutely not worth posting!) but through the blur, I think I can identify it as a northern shrike, which are winter residents of my area.  I also could be 100% wrong on that; I’ve not been lucky enough to see it again and get some decent photos to do a proper ID.  I don’t have any great photos to share, but it has been lovely now that most of the leaf cover is gone to watch the chickadees flittering about.  They are such sweet birds and really make me smile (I also enjoy calling to them “chick-a-dee-dee-dee” while out walking and having a bit of a conversation… I guess that’s a slight admission of being crazy!

I had one other interesting sighting yesterday; you’ll have to scroll to the end to see.  The pictures aren’t the best, but I was walking two little dogs at the time (I’m currently looking after my brother’s mini schnauzer Dylan) and didn’t want to risk wandering any closer; we were already under some rather intense scrutiny.

I hope you enjoy, have a lovely day, and a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians.

Evergreens silhouetted against a colourful morning sky.
Evergreens silhouetted against a colourful morning sky.
Such beautiful, saturated colours this week.
Such beautiful, saturated colours this week.
An awkward shot, as I was aiming above a roof, but the light on the trees was too amazing not to try to capture something.
An awkward shot, as I was aiming above a roof, but the light on the trees was too amazing not to try to capture something.
Stunning skies this week almost every morning.
Stunning skies this week almost every morning.
Dramatic skies on our morning walk.
Dramatic skies on our morning walk.
Dylan posing in the sunshine.
Dylan posing in the sunshine.
We spotted a coyote at the end of the road yesterday morning.
We spotted a coyote at the end of the road yesterday morning.
Watching me watching him.
Watching me watching him.
The big, bushiest tail I've seen.
The big, bushiest tail I’ve seen.

Travel Theme: Grey

Here are my photo’s for the travel theme- grey.

A pair of grey go away birds perched at the top of a tree, in lovely early morning light. 1/400sec, f7.1, ISO 100
A pair of grey go away birds perched at the top of a tree, in lovely early morning light.
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A walk along the dikes on a typical January morning in Pitt Meadows. 1/50sec, f4.0, ISO 720
A walk along the dikes on a typical January morning in Pitt Meadows.
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My very favourite type of grey!  A group of elephants approach along the road at Phinda Game Reserve (we kept reversing to give them the room they needed). 1/640sec, f8.0, ISO 2800
My very favourite type of grey! A group of elephants approach along the road at Phinda Game Reserve (we kept reversing to give them the room they needed).
1/640sec, f8.0, ISO 2800

Where’s my backpack?