Thursday, April 30, 2009

Female Red Crossbill 2 of 2

Here she is just before she flew down to feed her baby. I love her coloring. I have yet to get a picture of a male. Apparently they are a beautiful brick color with brown wings.

Female Red Crossbill 1 of 2

Also on my wanderings this week I finally heard the sounds of a Crossbill. To my amazement I spotted the female. She was just attending a baby which unfortunately had fallen out of the nest. After she feed the baby I went and took a look. The infant was quite capable of flying, but chose to hide in the grass instead. I did go back the next day to make sure the infant was ok....and like I had thought it had flown away.

Female House Sparrow 2 of 2

Here's a different profile....lovely isn't she.

Female House Sparrow 1 of 2

I caught these lovely shots down at Rithets Bog yesterday. She was more curious about me and was trying to get my attention. I was trying to get a great shot of a Red-winged black bird. But she convinced me that it was her I needed to pay attention too.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Answer for Michaela


Thank you for your lovely compliments and your wise to your question about what kind of camera I use. Here it is : Canon PowerShot SX10IS. This camera is one below an SLR. What I love about my Camera is that it has alot of options to modify the effect you want. I have really played around with different functions of the camera...but like you said every day is an opportunity to learn. That I am....and loving every moment I'm out and about! Have a wonderful day. :)


Caught my Eye...closer view

Here's a closer shot of the same tree....I just love the light.

Caught my Eye...

While out for a walk after work yesterday, the light caught my eye. Here is the sun catching the curling bark of Arbutus Tree....I thought the effect was very neat.

Skunk Cabbage

Who says that Skunk Cabbage isn't's a shot that should please most!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Busy Bee 1 of 3

Well I have to tell you I have been working my Butt off to try and capture a decent series of a bee doin his thing. Pollinating our flowers.....well I think I finally got this series CLEAR enough to be proud to post them. Man was it ever hard to get a clear shot of them flying....hardest thing I have ever done so far with my camera.

Busy Bee 2 of 3

Success!! landed well and now it is time to get down to business...

Busy Bee 3 of 3

Look at his little oh my what a heavy load!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Humming Bird action shots 4 of 4

There you have it! My action shots of humming birds. Remember to really enjoy the shot you will have to click onto the picture to see the bigger version.

Humming Bird action shots 3 of 4

Humming Bird action shots 2 of 4

This shot you will have to click onto the picture to see the humming bird...sorry about that...the next ones are better.

Humming Bird action shots 1 of 4

In the next four shots I managed for the first time to get some decent action shots of this sweet female Anna humming bird....This is the first time I have accomplished something you can actually see and is clear. Enjoy....I sure have...simply beautiful

Cheeky Shot

Well today was a great day to be outside. Here is a humming bird sticking out their tongue at me!! Caught that one on film......

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Splendid Fern

You might find this picture boring...but I just love the texture and the delicate background this fern gives to the eye. I couldn't resist taking this shot. I have alot more...but I felt one picture was enough for the Blog.

Water "N" Flower

All Wet

Here are a few flower shots for you....I hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Ocean Sunset

Just as I was about to head home I couldn't resist capturing this lovely sunset....Loving those fab colors that only a good sunset can give...


It didn't take long for the Heron to notice me....and soon after flew away...notice how it's looking right at me.


While at the ocean the other day, I came across a Blue Heron fishing ....the look of concentration was very intense.

Monday, April 20, 2009

my Bath 6of 6

There I hope you enjoyed the bath series.....I think it is totally cool. :)

My bath 5 of 6

My Bath 4 of 6

My Bath 3 of 6

My Bath 2 of 6

My Bath 1 of 6

Well the focus today was the bird bath. I ended up being at home today to look after one of my son's who was unfortunate to get a tummy bug. So I entertained myself in the back yard.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Silly Human still not wet enough...let me try again!!

Yep things really got out of hand as you can plainly see....I just couldn't get over how smart the seal was.....really tickled my rib cage today.....hahahahahah

Hot?...hahah Let me splash you!

In the first shot as you can see it is a beautiful tranquil picture...but that soon changed. As more people noticed him/her the seal really surprised me, and started splashing people...and by the smile I think the seal was enjoying it self.

Beautiful Seal

In Victoria B.C we are very blessed with a variety of diverse environments. Forests, Bogs, Ocean side landscapes, sculped gardens. We are known here for Butchards Gardens. But today I visited the ocean side and what did I come across yes a playful seal. In the next two shots you will see why....ENJOY...hahah I did

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bog Series.....startled

These two I startled into to the water....I love the refection above them....

Bog Series.....going fishing

This lovely Harron was fishing today on the bog.....I wonder what he finds in there. Not fish I know that much.

Bog Series of Three

The next three shots are taken at our local bog. Rithets (hopefully I spelled it right) I noticed that alot of the birds here are tagged, not a good sign. Generally that means that the type of birds are being tracked due to a possibility that they are on the edge of being in endangered.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This little honey spent a significant length of time checking out this flower before going inside. Love the profile shot.

Landing Pad

You definately know when the weather is turning for the better when you hear the sweet sweet hummmm of the honey bees busy with what they do best......Makin sweet beautiful HONEY

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Homeward bound!

Here is one of my male mason bees flyin cute... :)

Tight fit

Hey everyone I would like to share with you my marvelous mason bees! Finally it has been warm enough for them to hatch. Here is a shot of two males trying to fit into the same tube. The males always hatch 10 days before the females. When the females hatch the males only live until all the females have been fertilized with goodness to continue the species. Sad really the males are very cute compared to the females. I will take some shots of the females once the mason house becomes more active. Quite wonderful little bugs, without them we wouldn't have as much food to eat.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Now don't quote me...but I'm sure this is a flower from a tulip I might have it wrong and if I do...let me know. :)

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter everyone!! Here's a lovely easter shot...Ya couldn't find the Easter Bunny, but thought this would be just as good.

Blue Girl

Here is a nice shot of a spring flower.....I like this one

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Flower Reflections

I only captured the flower's reflections in the water today without accually seeing the subject matter...... Love water

Pond Reflections 2

In this shot I captured more of the sky and the sun.

Pond Reflections

Here are a few shots that I took using water to display my subject matter.....I even managed to display the sky and the clouds...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Fushia Drop

Just lovely...especially for the humming birds.

Dropping by for a Drink

I have a little water fountain in my yard that I like to keep on for the birds that I feed. Generally when I'm outside the birds don't bother coming by...but this little chickadee was just too thirsty to worry about me...I got a few snaps but this one I loved the best because of the water feature I was able to incorporate as well.


This shot was a stretch for my can tell it's not as crisp as I would like. But the refection and the beauty can still be appreciated....This is what you get if you don't has an SLR...but I'm still happy with my camera :) Any tips on how I could have gotten a better shot? Anyone?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Water Shadow

This is the last posting of the swan shots I managed to get. In this shot it was a total fluke. But I managed to capture a water droplet coming off the beak, and capturing the image as a shadow in their body.

What do you have there

In this picure my son Kenton was feeding the swans....normally I wouldn't post a picture with human content in the scene. I only like Nature photography. But the look and the fact that both swans are doing exactly the same thing...I couldn't the shot

My Groupies

I managed to get out on Sunday even after working for part of the talk about getting alot of pleasure in a small amount of time. This shot was taken at the Esquimalt Lagoon.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hangin on the edge!

This was a fluke shot! Just like my James Bond themed shot from March. Chickadee's are extremely hard to get a shot of...constantly on the move.... enjoy