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Ontario, Canada

In May, 2008, I spent a weekend in Ontario, Canada visiting friends and took pictures at two scenic spots - the Scarborough Bluffs and the Toogood Pond. It was nice weather for both days after a cool and rainy week.

Primarily formed by erosion of the packed clay soil, the Scarborough Bluffs (photo #1-17) are unique and breathtaking. Thank God there was no strong wind, just breeze. No bluffing, I was standing on the steep cliff looking for the best angle.

Toogood Pond is just like an average pond in a residential area, but I happened to capture a few shots of the inhabitants there, including a Too Bad Heron - a killer on the pond. It was sneaky and very vicious. The first time when I saw it, I thought it was a statue on a rock, for it did not make the slightest move for minutes. Perhaps there was no fish nearby, it suddenly spread its wide wings and flew to another area. Then I ran in the same direction to take these shots (#28-36). Later that day when I met my friends for dinner, one of them told me it was the same kind of heron that snatched 3 of his expensive and innocent Japanese kois from the pond in his garden. It sure knew how to fly back there. I might have photographed the same murderer.

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01-Scar Bluffs.jpg
01-Scar Bluffs.jpg
02-Scar Bluffs.jpg
02-Scar Bluffs.jpg
03-Scar Bluffs.jpg
03-Scar Bluffs.jpg
04-Scar Bluffs.jpg
04-Scar Bluffs.jpg
05-Scar Bluffs.jpg
05-Scar Bluffs.jpg
06-Scar Bluffs.jpg
06-Scar Bluffs.jpg
07-Shade provider.jpg
07-Shade provider.jpg
08-Where sailing starts.jpg
08-Where sailing starts.jpg
09-Yacht Club.jpg
09-Yacht Club.jpg
10-Odd couple.jpg
10-Odd couple.jpg
11-Scar Bluffs.jpg
11-Scar Bluffs.jpg
12-A white L.jpg
12-A white L.jpg
13-Standing by.jpg
13-Standing by.jpg
14-Destination.jpg
14-Destination.jpg
15-Taking off.jpg
15-Taking off.jpg
16-Above the horizon.jpg
16-Above the horizon.jpg
17-End of land.jpg
17-End of land.jpg
18-Toogood Pond.jpg
18-Toogood Pond.jpg
19-Toogood Pond.jpg
19-Toogood Pond.jpg
20-Toogood Pond.jpg
20-Toogood Pond.jpg
21-The race.jpg
21-The race.jpg
22-The peace.jpg
22-The peace.jpg
23-The love.jpg
23-The love.jpg
24-The harmony.jpg
24-The harmony.jpg
25-The care.jpg
25-The care.jpg
26-Three's company.jpg
26-Three's company.jpg
27-Like a statue.jpg
27-Like a statue.jpg
28-The real self.jpg
28-The real self.jpg
29-Gulping down.jpg
29-Gulping down.jpg
30-The evil look.jpg
30-The evil look.jpg
31-Get out of my way.jpg
31-Get out of my way.jpg
32-Something in sight.jpg
32-Something in sight.jpg
33-No way to escape.jpg
33-No way to escape.jpg
34-The most vicious.jpg
34-The most vicious.jpg
35-Close-up of a killer.jpg
35-Close-up of a killer.jpg
36-Still at lunch hour.jpg
36-Still at lunch hour.jpg