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Day 90/365: Tunnel of Trees

March 31, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 800, 1/200 @ f/4 With today's photo, I was attracted to the repeating pattern...
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Day 89/365: In the Attic

March 30, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 800, 1/15 @ f/5.6 Today's photo is of the attic of a building built in the late 1800s....
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Day 88/365: Starburst Through the Trees

March 29, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/200 @ f/20 Starting today, I'm back to unedited photos until at least Monday. Wi...
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Day 87/365: American Robin

March 28, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/2500 @ f/7.1 My yard had a large influx of American Robins today! There were m...
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Day 86/365: Around the Bend

March 27, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 100, 1/1600 @ f/4 Today's photo is another example of being patient when taking phot...
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Day 85/365: Ripples

March 26, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 250, 1/250 @ f/5.6 The local creek has opened up again with the recent warm weat...
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Day 84/365: Frozen River

March 25, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/500 @ f/10 I'm back to having edited photos today! The photos from the previous...
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Day 83/365: Lichen

March 24, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/250 @ f/5.6 Today's photo is another unedited image, as I'm still away...
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Day 82/365: Farm on the Bonnechere

March 23, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro with Canon TC1.4 II, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/8 I'm away from my main computer today, s...
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Day 81/365: Ottawa at Night

March 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 2'' @ f/8 Earlier this evening, I decided to go into downtown Ottawa to get some s...
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Day 80/365: Eastern Cottontail

March 21, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/4 This Eastern Cottontail usually drops by my feeder once or t...
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Day 79/365: The Tallest Tree...

March 20, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/8 Today's photo is another 1 shot HDR. I used two images from the same R...
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Day 78/365: Snowing in a Cedar Forest

March 19, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/160 @ f/2.8 It was snowing fairly heavily when I took today's photo. I...
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Day 77/365: Dark-eyed Junco

March 18, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/7.1 There was a lot of activity at my feeders today! A large flock of...
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Day 76/365: Late Day Reflections

March 17, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/40 @ f/11 While the Blackbirds and Grackles are still around, the warm weather o...
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Day 75/365: Long Shadows

March 16, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/250 @ f/13 When I'm out shooting, I'm always looking for interesting patterns. I...
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Day 74/365: The Open Road

March 15, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/500 @ f/8 Today's photo is a single-shot HDR. I used two exposures (at -1 and +1...
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Day 73/365: As the Forest Sleeps

March 14, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 1250, 25'' @ f/4 The sky was clear for the first time in a while tonight, so I decided...
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Day 72/365: The Sun Breaks Through

March 13, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/1000 @ f/16 The weather was all over the place today, with sun and cloud, as wel...
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Day 71/365: Water Abstract

March 12, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 Macro, ISO 800, 1/500 @ f/2.8 With all of the recent warm weather, the snow has started mel...
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Day 70/365: Living Amongst The Dead

March 11, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 100, 1/125 @ f/4 In this first photo, I used the two living trees to frame th...
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Day 69/365: Contrast

March 10, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/5000 @ f/4 Today, I set out to capture a series of high-contrast black-and-white...
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Day 68/365: Maple Syrup Season

March 09, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/5.6 The maple syrup season has started in eastern Ontario! Today, I foun...
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Day 67/365: Mirrored Trees

March 08, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/60 @ f/11 I'm back in snowy Ottawa today! While it's not quite as warm as Florid...
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Day 66/365: Anhinga

March 07, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/2000 @ f/7.1 I arrived safely back home in Ottawa! It was a long travel day, a...
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Day 65/365: Swallow-tailed Kite

March 06, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/2000 @ f/7.1 I was birding at Lake Kissimmee State Park today. While on route...
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Day 64/365: Gopher Tortoise & Short-tailed Hawk

March 05, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/7.1 I was back at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park again today. It was...
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Day 63/365: Prairie Warbler

March 04, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1250 @ f/7.1 I had an opportunity to photograph a group of Prairie Warblers to...
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Day 62/365: White-eyed Vireo

March 03, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 640, 1/640 @ f/7.1 I birded around the Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park earlier this af...
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Day 61/365: American Alligator

March 02, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 800, 1/60 @ f/7.1 After hiking close to 20 kms and taking over 1400 photos over the p...
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Day 60/365: Oystercatchers, Plovers and More!

March 01, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/7.1 I spent a great day at Honeymoon Island State Park today. I ended...
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