Picture of the Day – “He’s Baaaacck” – May 26, 2017

It was raining this morning after work and we were a bit tired, so we didn’t go out for any photos. But when I got up, Roger looked out the window and said “The Pheasant is back”. So I grabbed my camera quickly while Roger slowly opened the window, just enough so I could get my lens through it. The Ring-necked Pheasant’s feathers were a bit ruffled due to the rain, but it made his colours really pop.  I fired off a couple of shots before he took off. But this time, he didn’t run like previous times. He just sauntered off slowly…..taunting us…..lol.

Taken with Canon 5D Mk lV & Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM + Canon 1.4x lll teleconverter @560mm.

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Battle For Territory – Canada Geese

The other day, while we were out on one of our outings, we checked one of our local ponds and saw a few geese hanging out on the water. It was quite peaceful for a little bit, and then it began……the battle over territory. Two geese were swimming over to the left side of the pond, when one goose flew in to voice it’s concern to them. He landed a few feet from the first goose (you can see the water splash where the goose took off out of the way in the first photo). Then the goose that got out of the way decided that he was not going quietly. He then turned to the goose that landed close to them, and started squawking at him and then the chase was on……..You can see the series of photos below on the battle as it unfolded from both Roger and I.  It was quite humorous to watch…..lol.

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Picture of the Day – “Do I have Something On My Face” – May 25, 2017

Took a trip down to the Sackville Waterfowl Park again today. Trying to find the elusive Sora, once again. We did manage to see it for a second as it flew from one patch or reeds to another but it was too quick to get any shots off. It seemed to be portrait day at the park though as many of the birds seemed to fly up and pose for us. Too many times, we had to step back as they were too close to focus on. I will be doing another post to show off some of my favourites. We saw three Muskrats today and they wanted to get in close for some portraits as well. One kept swimming back and forth under the boardwalk but it was too close to focus on. 🙂 This little one swam up and started munching on some roots and just sat there eating for quite a few minutes before swimming off.

Taken with Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @ 600mm, 1/400, f/6.3 and ISO 400