A King Penguin voicing his or her call(s) to his or her mate.
Since January has almost come to an end, I will be changing up the theme for February. In addition my test of sharing images and having a chance to win a free print failed miserably so that piece will be discontinued from now on.
February’s theme will be “One Camera…One Lens”. For the month of February I will be shooting with my Canon M10 Mirrorless camera with a 15mm to 45mm lens on it.
Wildlife and Ice month continues as I feature many images from my recent trip to The Falkland Islands.
When Gentoo Penguins come out of the water and head to land, they literally “explode” out of the water, flying through the air and landing on the beach. This action is not easy to capture as it is quite difficult to see them until the last second. It was funny with all of the photographers waiting to capture these moments, it sounded like Penguin Paparazzi when these guys came out of the water!
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.
Don’t forget if you want to get a chance to win a print from any image taken in the month of January, you have to share my images as often as possible. You can head over to my Facebook page at:
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