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Florida Wildlife

July 29, 2016 - Canon 5D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/200 @ f/5.6 At the start of the year, I decided that it was time to evaluate a...
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Down to Florida, Pt 3

July 21, 2016 - Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji XF 35mm f/2, ISO 800, 1/2200 @ f/5.6 It has been a long spring and summer for me this year! As I writ...
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Down to Florida, Pt 2

April 12, 2016 - Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji XF 35mm f/2, ISO 200, 1/70 @ f/8 ​One of my favourite locations for birding and photography in Florid...
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Down to Florida, Pt 1

April 07, 2016 - Fuji X-Pro1, Fuji XF 35mm f/2, ISO 400, 1/70 @ f/16 Last month, I spent ten days down in the Tampa area of Florida. Lik...
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Birding in Algonquin

January 24, 2015 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 800, 1/100 @ f/5.6 I made my first visit of the year to Algonquin Provincial Park yes...
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Sanderlings and Variations of a Theme

October 12, 2014 - Canon 7D, Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/7.1 The three photos in this post all share a number of similaritie...
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My Time with Birds

July 26, 2014 - A recently banded male Black-and-white Warbler. As many of my regular readers know, I was the head bander at Innis Poin...
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First OM-1n Shots!

July 10, 2014 - Olympus OM-1n, Olympus OM 35mm f/2.8, Kodak Tri-X 400, 1/30 @ f/4 I finally finished the first roll with my Olympus OM-...
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In the Spotlight

June 21, 2014 - Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Arista Premium @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/11 Whenever I've made a trip to downtown Ottawa over t...
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The Leica M4-P Overview

June 13, 2014 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 800, 1/50 @ f/4 Here is my not-so-secret mystery camera! In early April, I found a g...
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Some Recent Film Work!

June 09, 2014 - Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Kodak Tri-X @ 400, 1/1000 @ f/8 It's been a long time without an update! The spring mig...
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Spring Snow

April 16, 2014 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/500 @ f/11 These photos were taken on one of the first warm days at the begin...
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A day in Algonquin

April 05, 2014 - Canon 5D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1250 @ f/5.6 Now that the weather is warming up a bit, I've been getting out s...
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The First M3 Photos

March 22, 2014 - Leica M3, Canon 50mm f/1.4 LTM, Tri-X @ 400, 1/250 @ f/1.4 I got the first roll from my M3 back from the lab earlier th...
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Two Days on the Outer Banks

January 26, 2014 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1250 @ f/7.1 On the drive home from Florida, I stopped in the Outer Banks of N...
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Oystercatchers and Egrets

January 22, 2014 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/3200 @ f/7.1 On one of my final days in Florida, I made a trip back to Ft DeSo...
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A Day at Circle B Bar Preserve

January 20, 2014 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/500 @ f/7.1 I'm back home in Ontario as of this weekend, and I've finally had...
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Bar-tailed Godwit

January 01, 2014 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 640, 1/400 @ f/7.1 I know I said I was going to take a few days off from blogging, bu...
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Day 365/365: Happy New Year!

December 31, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/640 @ f/7.1 Happy New Year! I made the full 365 days in my Project 365, and be...
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Day 364/365: Ospreys and an Eagle

December 30, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1250 @ f/7.1 I spent the afternoon at Honeymoon Island State Park today. I aim...
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Day 353/365: In the Everglades

December 21, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1600 @ f/7.1 I spent the second day of the trip in Everglades National Park. T...
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Day 351/365: Burrowing Owl

December 21, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/2000 @ f/7.1 I made it safely back from the Florida Keys earlier today! It was...
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Day 349/365: A Few Local Birds

December 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/125 @ f/7.1 I spent the day close to home today. With my Project 365 close to...
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Day 347/365: Black-crowned Night Heron

December 13, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/7.1 I had a busy day today! I was out shooting with my Leica for the f...
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Day 342/365: Wilson's Plover

December 08, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 200, 1/1250 @ f/7.1 I was out birding at Fort DeSoto earlier today! While there, I fo...
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Day 339/365: Limpkin, Part Two

December 05, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/80 @ f/7.1 I went further inland today, in search of Burrowing Owls. I didn't...
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Day 336/365: Limpkins

December 02, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/7.1 I spent some time photographing Limpkins today. There were about a...
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Day 315/365: Hooded Merganser, pt 2

November 11, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/640 @ f/7.1 The Hooded Merganser returned this morning, and it brought a few f...
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Day 307/365: Hooded Merganser

November 04, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/7.1 I woke up yesterday morning to the sight of this male Hooded Merg...
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Day 305/365: Empty Nest

November 02, 2013 - Canon 5D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 OS Macro, ISO 1000, 1/100 @ f/2.8 With almost all of the leaves on the ground now, nest sea...
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Day 300/365: Gray Jays!

October 27, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 800, 1/320 @ f/7.1 The Gray Jays returned today, with at least 3 individuals feeding...
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Day 299/365: Black-capped Chickadee

October 26, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 800, 1/200 @ f/5.6 For the first time in months, I worked on photographing birds toda...
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Day 261/365: Common Nighthawk and More!

September 18, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/2500 @ f/7.1 I spent most of the day in Rondeau Provincial Park! It was a grea...
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Day 259/365: A Day at Pelee

September 16, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/320 @ f/7.1 I spent most of the day at Point Pelee National Park today. The pa...
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Day 258/365: Great Egret

September 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/400 @ f/7.1 I started a trip to southern Ontario today. I spent a few hours bi...
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Day 192/365: Piping Plovers

July 11, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/250 @ f/6.3 While I was down at the beach earlier this evening, I stopped by o...
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Day 175/365: Ring-billed Gull

June 24, 2013 - Canon 5D, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, ISO 200, 1/2500 @ f/4 I drove back to Sauble Beach today! I decided to walk down to the...
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Day 152/365: Wilson's Snipe & Landscapes

June 01, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/100 @ f/5.6 I was able to spend a few minutes photographing this co-operative...
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Day 150/365: Baltimore Oriole

May 30, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/1000 @ f/5.6 I was out birding at MacGregor Point Provincial Park this morning...
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Day 135/365: Black-and-white Warbler

May 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 800, 1/125 @ f/7.1 There were a number of warblers around my yard today! Ovenbirds an...
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Day 125/365: Common Grackle

May 05, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L, ISO 400, 1/800 @ f/7.1 Earlier today, I noticed that there were a number of birds feeding...
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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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 30/365: American Goldfinch

January 30, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/200 @ f/7.1 It was unseasonably warm in Ottawa today, with temperatures hitting...
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Day 22/365: American Tree Sparrow

January 22, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/160 @ f/7.1 I spent most of today entering my bird banding data for 2012. After...
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Day 15/365: Dark-eyed Junco

January 15, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 640, 1/400 @ f/7.1 The Dark-eyed Junco is a common sparrow that can be found throughou...
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Day 12/365: Pileated Woodpecker

January 12, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 640, 1/320 @ f/5.6 I was able to photograph a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers in my backy...
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Day 11/365: Northern Cardinal

January 11, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 640, 1/50 @ f/7.1 With all of the freezing rain Ottawa received today, I decided to st...
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Day 10/365: Hoary Redpoll

January 10, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/1250 @ f/7.1 I was thrilled to find this Hoary Redpoll while out birding in the...
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Day 8/365: Black-capped Chickadee

January 08, 2013 - Canon 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6, ISO 640, 1/200 @ f/7.1 Today's photo is of one of Ontario's most common feeder birds, the...
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Project 365 & a Look Back at 2012

December 31, 2012 - Tomorrow, I will be starting a year long photo a day project. I will be choosing a new photo I take every day, and posti...
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