Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Sunrise Over Toronto

Saturday, May 9th, 2009
Sunrise Over Toronto

On my way out the door to catch an early flight, I noticed the sun rising over the city. The sky was a brilliant orange-red colour and I just had to capture it. Screw the waiting taxi, I thought. And I grabbed my camera.

Just as luck would have it, a flock of birds flew across the scene, adding some life to the image. I’m really happy with this one!

This image is unaltered, except for being cropped. It was shot through my living room window, in manual mode (which is rare for me to use, but was a lesson learned from my shots of the sun rising over Uluru in Australia). I basically set the aperture and adjusted the metering until the results met my liking. My lesson learned from this shot: I should have used a better lens, like my 70-200L. Oh well, next time… 🙂

Canadian Goose

Friday, March 14th, 2008
Canadian Goose

A closeup of a Canadian goose at the park last fall.  He’s acting all cool with grass sticking out of his bill.  They were quite friendly actually, but maybe because we were feeding them.  These nice little guys were a little slow to grab the food, and seagulls were swooping in and stealing it from them.  The offending gulls were captured in an earlier post.

Stupid Greedy Flock of Seagulls

Sunday, December 31st, 2006
Stupid Greedy Flock of Seagulls

A few days before Christmas, my girlfriend and I went to feed bread to some Canadian geese that frequent the park next to our place.  Consider it an early Christmas present for the cold hungry geese.

The bread went over really well–too well actually.  Some nearby seagulls figured out what was going on pretty quickly.  As soon as one seagull caught wind of the free buffet, he called over all of his friends and stole most of the bread from the geese.  The above photo captures the greed and aggressiveness of those stupid seagulls.

Birdman

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
Birdman

A man feeding birds at Nathan Philips square in Toronto.