A Blast From The Past - Male Snowy Owl
Just an end-of-summer reminder of the joys of our Quebec winters.
Young Backlit Night Heron
Because of the backlight which presented a dark bird, it was a little difficult to lighten up the heron in post processing.
This was a two-second grab-shot, so my fingers were not quick enough to jiggle the exposure compensation in time. Because we don't see this specie of bird on every street corner in our region, I don't mind going with this flight shot as it is.
Shake It Up Baby - New Dance Moves
Streamlined Great Egret
Makes you wonder how this bird flies :-)
Cormorant's Very Low Opinion Of The Photographer
Lunch Time - Female Eastern Bluebird
I'm Not Sharing My Lunch - Young Cooper's Hawk
Get Outta My Face!
This young squawker wasn't paying too much attention to me. He was more preoccupied with a young Cooper's Hawk which was perched on a branch just above its head.
Full Extension - Young Cooper's Hawk
Eastern Bluebird Leaves The Nest
This morning, in the presence of photographer friend Christian Chevalier and another birdwatcher, four hatchling Eastern Bluebirds left their nest for the first time in quick succession.
This image has some movement blur on the bird. But for documentation purposes of this bird's first flight for its baby album, I'm sure the bird doesn't mind :-)
Cooper's Hawk Portrait
I had to squeeze all I could out of my camera for this portrait of a young Cooper's Hawk found in very poor light - even if the end results seem to contradict me.
Canon 5D III with my 500L f4 lens handheld @ 1/200, f4, ISO 800, +3 exposure compensation.
Cropped vertically. Colours balanced. The eyes could be better, but that's life.
Eastern Blue Bird On The Wing