The perils of Photography

25 11 2009

Life as a photographer isn’t all glamour and money

Freddy Mercury is Probably rolling over in his grave

24 11 2009

The Muppets doing Bohemian Rhapsody

Thanks Dave – for digging that up!

Widgeons and Pintails

24 11 2009

With all the Northern ducks coming back in from Saskatchewan and Alberta an outing to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta BC can be quite fun now if the weather holds!

Mr Pintail:





American Widgeons:

1. Mr Widgeon

2. Mr. Widgeon

3. Mr. Widgeon

4. Mrs Widgeon

Cedar Waxwings

16 11 2009

Finally, I managed to get out and get some good shots of the cedar waxwings visiting at the Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta last week.

Jumpy little birds – and VERY pretty:

1. posing

2. They seem to jump off the branches and almost hover while trying to find a new spot to land

3. Showing off their lovely colours – including the tail that looks like it has been dipped in yellow paint :)

4. No matter how good looking a species may be – sometimes there’s just a WTF moment. This poor guy was having a bad hair day (it wasn’t THAT windy)

I hope you enjoyed your virtual visit with our waxwings.

Lest We Forget…

11 11 2009

Canadian Military cemetery - Dieppe, France




In Flanders Fields
By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

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