Sunday, 20 March 2011

Red Winged Blackbird - Spring is here

Welcome to my second post.

I'll share my camera gear some other time but for now I want to share an encounter from Saturday.

Spring has arrived!

Having moved to the burbs a year ago, it's been a long time since I visited Stanley Park in DT Vancouver to take photos. It's an amazing spot for viewing a whole range of wildlife from, ducks, swans, raccoons, squirrels, otters, cormorants, songbirds, etc etc. A must visit for any tourist.

I spent a good four hours there on Saturday crouching in duck crap taking photos of a variety of duck species that visit for the winter. As I was kneeling by the water's edge I could'nt help but be distracted by this noisy Blackbird who was singing his heart out.  He was perched thick in the reeds beside the trail path and thanks to a great deal of patience and very accommodating passersby I was ready with my camera when he finally picked the right perch so I could get a clean shot with a nice background.

Techs: 400MM @ F5.6 // ISO1250 // 1/500 //+2/3
Canon 7D with 400mm F5.6 L
Image © J M Douglas|Photography 2011

Hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment.

Coming up next: What's the story behind the blog title photo?

In my next post I will share with you the story behind the title photo of the Fox silhouette.

Stay tuned!

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