Monthly Archives: February 2020



From the Archives – 2018

A Bird with Attitude

Starting to think it’s time for spring to arrive (6 weeks at least, but you can hope) and serendipitously happened upon this European Robin that was digitally collected two years ago in England … I like his facial expression. Very positive, as one needs to be at this time of a Quebec year.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 30 April, 2018
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2020-02-18T15:08:45-05:00February 18th, 2020|birds, England|0 Comments

Pretty Silly Bird

Mourning Dove

Not for nothing are Mourning Doves commonly known as “Dopes” … they are certainly very attractive birds in a muted sort of way but they are quite ridiculously silly birds. As a species their survival tactics seem to be fly very, very fast and if that doesn’t work try to ensure that you have laid and hatched a suitably huge numbers of eggs so that at least one or two from a clutch make it through to the next breeding season.

We often get groups of up to ten or more at dusk sitting around the rim of the heated water bath we keep – all facing out, tails in the water and mutually pooping to add “body” to the water. Silly birds.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 2 February, 2020
  • Focal length: 132.24mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2020-02-02T11:46:17-05:00February 2nd, 2020|birds, garden|1 Comment

From the Archives – 1 Feb 20

From the Archives

Some weeks, because the weather has been poor, or the artistic skills of the photographer have not risen to the expected dizzy heights … or for some other reason there are few or no new images to share. A perfect opportunity to delve in the archives …

Spring around here is still two to three months away – so, to cheer us all up as we look out on boundless vistas of cold snow, here is a memory of spring 2014.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NEX-7
  • Taken: 4 April, 2014
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
By |2020-02-01T14:35:17-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Landscape, Seasons, Travel|0 Comments
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