Some Time at Burnaby Lake

15 04 2013

I went down for an hour to Burnaby Lake to see what I could see.  I was rewarded with a nice sunny time and a few lovely subjects:

1. The classic Wood Duck

Male  Wood Duck  (Aix sponsa) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Green Winged Teal

Male  Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. Greater White-Fronted Goose

Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. Red-Winged Blackbird

Male Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Mrs Lesser Scaup

Female Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Mr. Lesser Scaup

Male Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

More from the day at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157633252033217/with/8653585414/

Enjoy!

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Canada West Judo Tournament

31 12 2012

My Judo Club hosted the Canada West Tournament on December 1st at Bonsor Recreation Centre in Burnaby. Here are a few highlights:
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Canada West Invitational 2012-12-01 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
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Canada West Invitational 2012-12-01 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
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Canada West Invitational 2012-12-01 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
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Canada West Invitational 2012-12-01 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
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Canada West Invitational 2012-12-01 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr
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Canada West Invitational 2012-12-01 by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

There a whole bunch on my Flickr site:
 http://www.flickr.com/photos/dragonspeed/sets/72157632385781815/show/
Enjoy!





Something a little more local…

9 07 2012

On Thursday, last week, I took some time and shot the Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) at our back deck feeder.  The weather was a bit cool, so they really appreciated the food being out.

Rufous Hummingbird at the Feeder Rufous Hummingbird at the Feeder Rufous Hummingbird in Flight

Also – a short video of them in and out…

Hummingbirds coming and going from our back deck feeder.




Judo – 2011 Canada West Invitational

21 12 2011
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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.





Finches, Hummingbirds, Jays! What a great time to have a feeder

4 06 2011

Things are active around the feeders these days and the hummingbirds seem to be more tolerant of me shooting. Here are some shots from yesterday.

1. My Wet Steller’s Jay
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Wet Steller’s Jay by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

2. Dodging raindrops.
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Male Rufous Hummingbird by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

3. In flight.
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Hummer in flight by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

4. A Photoshop rescue – this one was soo dark in the fir tree boughs
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Showing off his stuff by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

5. Male American Goldfinch
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Sitting pretty by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

6. Juvenile House Finch
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Immature House Finch by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

It’s a great time to be shooting backyard birds!





More pictures from last Monday

10 01 2011

It was a cold day last Monday, which made for an interesting opportunity to get some shots of the hoar frost that settled on the grasses near Burnaby Lake.

Morning Frost – Such beautiful crystals

Morning Hoar Frost by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

After the sun (even the weak winter sun) falls on the frost, the crystals transform.

Morning Hoar Frost by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

The mountains of Golden Ears Provincial park were set off nicely against the man-made "moutains" in the city:
City by the mountains by DragonSpeed, on Flickr

And Mrs Dragonspeed was caught lounging around on the dock 🙂Just lounging around

A lovely day for photography!





World Police and Fire Games Judo was great!

9 08 2009

I made it out on Saturday to watch day 2 of the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) Judo.  The light in the BCIT gym was better than many places, but I was still stuck shooting at 2.8, ISO 3200 1/640s.

Judo WPFG BCIT Burnaby BC Canada International

The Judo was great.   There were some excellent players and some incredible Judo.    It was my first time watching international Judo. It’s really quite something to see the local fans cheer on athletes from their home country.  The russians and the Croatians had big cheering squads, but the Taiwanese and Brazilians made themselves heard (both the fans with their cheers and the athletes in their action!)  The action was on two mats, so I missed photographing some of it.  The other parts that I missed were due to people wandering in front of the shot just as the big technique occured.  It would have probably been a good idea to try to work my way over to the “official” photography side of the gym so that I wouldn’t have been blocked so often.  Sigh… you get what you can when you don’t step up I guess.

Judo WPFG BCIT Burnaby BC Canada International

I’ve separated the pictures into 3 galleries…

WPFG Judo Competition 

WPFG Judo Awards Ceremonies

WPFG Judo – People

Judo WPFG BCIT Burnaby BC Canada International

It’s in my homemade photo gallery, hosted on a private system so you’re going to have to be a bit patient. 

I hope the pictures help convey the great day that it was.

If you would like a copy of an image in higher resolution, please let me know in the comments!








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