I am posting my image early today as this will be my last post for a couple of weeks. Tonight I fly to South America and in a couple of days board the One Oceans ship Vavilov and head to the Antarctic! I will be completely off the grid for a couple of weeks, a refreshing change to be sure.
This mornings image comes from Spencer Smith Park here in Burlington as ice is forming along the shores of Lake Ontario now.
Be safe and I will see you all in a couple of weeks!
The 3rd iteration of my Life Through The Lens project starts today. For the month of January I have chosen Ice & Wildlife as my themes. The reason for this choice will become clear in a few days. For my first image I was out late this afternoon looking for Snowy Owls. After speaking with a couple of photographer friends, I drove down to behind the St Catharines hospital, which used to be a popular location for them, and sure enough they are back! I spent some time hoping they would fly, but only spotted one off in the distance and could not get any decent shots of him. I would have spent longer, however the weather was changing for the worse and I wanted to head home.
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Over the next few days I will be sharing some of my favourite images I took in 2017. They might not be my best, but they certainly stirred emotions in me. They may have told a story, or been part of one, or they may have been simply a lucky shot. Please feel free to share…
First up is a Golden Eagle photographed at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy. These beautiful birds of prey maintain territories as large as 200km or more. They build large nests high up in trees and may return to several years in a row. Most of the breeding takes place in the spring. The female lays up to 4 eggs and then incubates them for 6 weeks. Due to its hunting prowess, the Golden Eagle is regarded with great mystic reverence in some ancient tribal cultures.
Shot on the Canon 7D MK II using the 100-400mm VII lens. ISO 250, 1/400th sec., f5.6
This morning, the air temperature was very cold, so there was an unusual mist on Lake Ontario that looked like clouds on the water. I stood on the balcony of my condo to photograph these 2 ships waiting to enter Burlington Bay.