Wood Duck Portrait Session

12 04 2010

I managed to book Mr and Mrs Wood Duck in for some portraits yesterday:

Mrs Wood duck was in her Saturday best. It was a bit windy, but she posted like a champ
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She preferred this shot… showing off the irridescent highlights in her hair.
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Mr Wood duck wanted the "Tough Guy" shot":
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The classic shots however were what Mrs Duck said he should stick with:
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A full bust shot
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The two of them even went for the artistic couple’s shot:
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While I think they liked the pictures, they mentioned something about "bills" and not paying, so I think I’ll have to chalk the whole session up to a learning experience 😉





Great Blue Heron – Fishing and Flying

12 04 2010

was down at the local lake shooting the usual suspects when I noticed that the grass at the edge was moving… sure enough it was a GBH slowly stalking the little fish.

Not all stabs at the water are successful:
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So, you wait and watch:
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Success!
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Of course the joy of hanging out at an urban lake means that little kids come around screaming… scaring away my fisherman – right past me:

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Truly a beautiful and graceful bird that just needs to work on that call that sounds like he’s choking 😉





This is funny….

6 04 2010

Water usage in Edmonton during the Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Game…








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