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Day 120/365: Inglis Falls

April 30, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 50, 1/5 @ f/22 It was hard to choose todays photo, as after a busy day of shooting, I h...
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Day 119/365: Moose

April 29, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/4 I drove out from the Ottawa Valley to the Bruce Peninsula to...
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Day 118/365: Ant

April 28, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/250 @ f/4 Today I found what is likely the largest ant I have ever see...
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Day 117/365: The Flood

April 27, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 200, 1/200 @ f/8 There has been a lot of flooding in central Ontario this yea...
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Day 116/365: River Reflection

April 26, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/800 @ f/8 I'm back to having unedited photos again today, and it will probably s...
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Day 115/365: Sharp-lobed Hepatica

April 25, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 200, 1/250 @ f/5.6 The Hepaticas are out blooming in full force now! I was ab...
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Day 114/365: Spider

April 24, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/125 @ f/5.6 I'm back to having edited photos today! I managed to get o...
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Day 113/365: Under the Bridge

April 23, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 100, 1/250 @ f/4 When I don't have access to my normal editing software, I usually like...
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Day 112/365: The Canopy

April 22, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/200 @ f/8 Whenever I'm out shooting in a forest with my 5D & 17-40 combo, I alwa...
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Day 111/365: Blue Hour Over the Water

April 21, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/6 @ f/5.6 Today's photo is a bit late, as I spent a few hours out shooting after...
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Day 110/365: A Break in the Storm

April 20, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 400, 1/8000 @ f/2.8 While out in-between snow flurries, I came across this barn. I l...
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Day 109/365: Pansy

April 19, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 3.2'' @ f/16 A few garden flowers have also recently started blooming, i...
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Day 108/365: Hepatica spp.

April 18, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/4 I was able to find a few more first-of-season birds today, i...
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Day 107/365: Green Stink Bug

April 17, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/320 @ f/6.3 The spring awakening continued today! I found my first Gar...
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Day 106/365: The Clearing Sky

April 16, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/8000 @ f/2.8 After another long rainy day, it was nice to see the sun for a s...
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Day 105/365: Fly

April 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/5 @ f/6.3 It was a warm and sunny day in Ottawa today! After all of th...
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Day 104/365: Mirrored Clouds

April 14, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 200, 1/30 & 1/125 @ f/16 Earlier this evening I had originally set out to capture B&W p...
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Day 103/365: Poplars

April 13, 2013 - iPod Touch 5G It rained heavily for most of the day in Ottawa, so I decided to take my Ipod out shooting instead of tak...
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Day 102/365: American Goldfinch

April 12, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 640, 1/125 @ f/7.1 It sure didn't feel like spring in Ottawa today, with freezing rai...
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Day 101/365: Moth Pt2

April 11, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/30 @ f/8 Thanks to everyone who offered opinions on the identification...
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Day 100/365: Moth

April 10, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 1/100 @ f/5.6 After a few hours of searching today, I finally came acros...
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Day 99/365: Millipede

April 09, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 100, 2.5'' @ f/16 While out looking for insects today, I came upon this Milli...
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Day 98/365: Fly

April 08, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 400, 2'' @ f/8 Today was a good day for insect photography, at least as far a...
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Day 97/365: On the Verge of Collapse

April 07, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/400 @ f/4 It was a warm and rainy day in Ottawa today. The clouds were lookin...
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Day 96/365: Common Redpoll

April 06, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/160 @ f/7.1 My feeders were active all afternoon, and a few new migrants were...
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Canon EOS 5D Review

April 06, 2013 - The Canon 5D was introduced in 2005, and it was Canon's first traditionally-sized, full-frame DSLR. With an original MRS...
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Day 95/365: American Woodcock

April 05, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 800, 3.2'' @ f/5.6 I managed to find a number of American Woodcocks this evening! It...
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Day 94/365: Moss

April 04, 2013 - Canon 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 100, 1/100 @ f/2.8 With all of my recent B&W photos, I decided to look for so...
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Day 93/365: Maman

April 03, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 17-40 f/4L, ISO 400, 1/100 @ f/8 Today's photo is of Maman, a sculpture by the French artist Louise Bou...
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Day 92/365: Melting and Freezing

April 02, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 100, 5'' @ f/13 I decided to wait until after sunset to take today's photo. The low l...
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Day 91/365: Talking About Snapseed

April 01, 2013 - iPod Touch 5G Today I'd like to talk about one of my favourite photo editing apps. Snapseed was developed by Nik Softwa...
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