2011 in review

31 12 2011

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,500 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Cape Buffalo

30 12 2011
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Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer)

Cape Buffalo, a set on Flickr.

A collection of Cape Buffalo pictures from our 2009 Safari in Tanzania with Tropical Trails





East African Birds

26 12 2011
Lilac-breasted RollerYelow-billed KitePied CrowYelow-billed KiteSpeckled MousebirdOlive Thrush
Collared SunbirdOlive ThrushKenya Rufous SparrowCape Robin-ChatBaglafecht WeaverHadeda Ibis
Martial EagleMartial EagleMasai OstrichRed-cheeked Cordon-bleuA weaver's nestHunter's Sunbird
Tawny EagleTawny EagleSuperb StarlingHornbills and StarlingsMasai OstrichMasai Ostrich

East African Birds, a set on Flickr.

Well, 2 1/2 years after we finished our INCREDIBLE Kenya/Tanzania trip, I finally managed to finish editing the BIRDS from the trip (sooo many other animals to still do!) Here they are… 99 of the best bird shots by Mrs D and I. Shot at the time with the Canon 50D and the Rebel XTi. on the 50D I had the 100-400 and on the Rebel XTi we had the 70-200 2.8 with the 2X extender. Our tour company was "Tropical Trails" We had a Fantastic Guide, Jacob Loserian. Ask for him if you book with TT!





Judo – 2011 Canada West Invitational

21 12 2011
Canada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalStrategizingUsually more ego injuries than physicalCanada West Invitational
Canada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalCanada West Invitational
Canada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalTomoe NageCanada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalCanada West Invitational
Canada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalReadyCanada West InvitationalCanada West InvitationalCanada West Invitational

Our Judo club hosted this tournament on December 3rd, 2011. It turns out I got more shots that were decent than I thought. When I walked out, it felt like it had been a BAD day of shooting. I’m pleasantly surprised.





Hong Kong 2011-11-26

20 12 2011
An old friendAn old friendAn old friendCanton RoadWow!Crowds in Tsim Sha Tsui
Dan TatDan TatFrom Kowloon to Hong KongCruisingFrom Kowloon to Hong KongCruising
From Kowloon to Hong KongCentral SkylineOne IFC and The CenterThe Big AppleSay What?Dining in Stanley
Dining in StanleyDining in StanleyThe Murray BuildingLive entertainment at Stanley Plaza

Hong Kong 2011-11-26, a set on Flickr.

Our last full day in Hong Kong – spent connecting wth a friend from long ago and with family. The 27th we would be flying home.





Hong Kong 2011-11-25

16 12 2011
ZoieEntrance FountainEntrance FountainEntrance FountainThe entrance!Jump for Christmas
Hong Kong Disneyland Christmas TreeHerbert and Mrs DChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas Parade
Christmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas Parade
Christmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas ParadeChristmas Parade

Hong Kong 2011-11-25, a set on Flickr.

The Day was spent at Hong Kong Disneyland mostly… For a small place, there’s an awful lot of things see and do 🙂 Hope you enjoy these pictures.  There’s over 100 shots from Disney!





Boundary Bay – 2011-12-08

9 12 2011
Snoy Owl at RestSnoy Owl at RestWet Feet!Short-Eared Owl on the HuntShort-Eared Owl on the HuntSnowy Owl in Flight
Snowy Owl in FlightCoyote on the hoofWho's watching whom?Snowy Owl in FlightSnoy Owl at RestA bird in the hand....
Snoy Owl at RestSnowy Owl in FlightSnoy Owl at RestSnoy Owl at RestSnoy Owl at RestShort-Eared Owl on the Hunt
Snowy Owl in FlightSnowy Owl in FlightSnowy Owl in FlightShort-Eared Owl on the HuntThe Grey GhostThe Grey Ghost

Boundary Bay – 2011-12-08, a set on Flickr.

Mrs Dragonspeed and I went out yesterday to Boundary Bay to shoot the Snowy Owls. We got lucky… Not only did we see over 17 Snowy Owls, but we also saw Northern Harriers and a Short-Eared Owl hunting. Cloudy weather but good photo ops!








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