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Day 59/365: Reddish Egret

February 28, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/640 @ f/7.1 I spent the morning at Fort De Soto County Park today. I had a gre...
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Day 58/365: A Meeting of Fire Ants

February 27, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 800, 1/250 @ f/7.1 I spent most of the morning working on macro photos of the...
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Day 57/365: Great Egret

February 26, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/160 @ f/7.1 Tampa was hit with several thunderstorms this morning, but luckily...
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Day 56/365: Red-shouldered Hawk & First 17-40L Landscapes

February 25, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 640, 1/125 @ f/7.1 I arrived safely in Tampa early this afternoon! After settling in...
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Day 55/365: Preparing for Florida...

February 24, 2013 - Canon T3i, Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6, ISO 1600, 1/6 @ f/4 I will be flying down to Florida early tomorrow morning, and I fi...
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Day 54/365: American Tree Sparrow

February 23, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/160 @ f/5.6 Today I worked on feeder set-ups with American Tree Sparrows. I use...
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Day 53/365: Water in Motion

February 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 100, 1/30 @ f/22 Having a stabilized lens really paid off today! This photo was...
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Day 52/365: 3 Steps to Dinner

February 21, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 1000 & 1600, Clockwise: 1/13, 1/320, 1/200 @ f/2.2 I set out to "document" the prepa...
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Day 51/365: Fresh Snow

February 20, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/2.8 Ottawa was blanketed with more snow again today! I went out...
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Day 50/365: Pileated Woodpecker

February 19, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 640, 1/320 @ f/7.1 I have a very large White Cedar tree in my front yard, and it often...
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Day 49/365: On the Trail

February 18, 2013 - Canon T3i, Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6, ISO 200, 1/200 @ f/16 The only problem I'm faced with when shooting with my 5D is I c...
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Day 48/365: The Pink Glow of Day's End

February 17, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/100 @ f/5.6 Today's photo is a rare handheld landscape. When I took this phot...
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Day 47/365: At the Canal

February 16, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/8000 @ f/2.5 I had a fun afternoon of skating on the Rideau Canal today, whic...
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Day 46/365: Dark-eyed Junco

February 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/400 @ f/7.1 I've had this perch out for the past couple of days, and with aroun...
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Day 45/365: The Canon 5D

February 14, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 100, 2' @ f/2.2 There's a reason that the original 5D is referred to as the 5D Class...
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Day 44/365: Ladybug

February 13, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 200, 0.8' @ f/8 This Ladybug has spent most of the winter in my living room. It...
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Day 43/365: Black-capped Chickadee

February 12, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/200 @ f/7.1 Today's photo is a feeder set-up of a Black-capped Chickadee. I hav...
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Day 42/365: Milkweed Pod

February 11, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 200, 2' @ f/5.6 This photo is a good example of why I love macro photography! A...
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Day 41/365: Hog's Back Falls

February 10, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6, ISO 200, 1/1250 @ f/8 Today's photo was a bit of a last minute decision, as I happened...
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Day 40/365: Snowmobilers

February 09, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/7.1 There were many snowmobilers out enjoying the fresh snow today! To...
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Day 39/365: Dark-eyed Junco

February 08, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/125 @ f/7.1 Ottawa received another 30cm of snow today, which was enough to cau...
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Day 38/365: Great Grey Owl

February 07, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/7.1 I was finally able to get out and see the Ottawa Great Grey Owls to...
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Day 37/365: The Afterglow

February 06, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/320 @ f/7.1 Today's photo was taken shortly after sunset. I had set out to phot...
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Day 36/365: Icicles

February 05, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 400, 1/125 @ f/3.5 These small ice formations were right at ground level at the...
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Day 35/365: A Cloudless Night

February 04, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6, ISO 1600, 20' @ f/4 The sky is clear and dark tonight (at least as dark as it ever is...
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Day 34/365: Garden of Lanterns

February 03, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/800 @ f/2.8 I was out at Ottawa's Winterlude today, and among all of the ice...
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Day 33/365: Common Redpoll

February 02, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/400 @ f/7.1 The local Goldfinch flock was joined by a small group of Common Red...
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Day 32/365: Celica

February 01, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 17-85mm f/4-5.6, ISO 100, 1/4 @ f/11 When taking automotive photos, I always try to use a polarizing fi...
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