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The Weekly Views (1-6 January 2018)

Some interesting photographs from the period 1-6 January 2018 (click any thumbnail to see the images at full size) This weeks views ... Snow cushioned in the divided trunk of a paper birch tree Cat-tails backlit by a winter sun This and image #4 are two pictures of the [...]

2018-01-04T12:34:01+00:00Saturday, January 6, 2018|

Boxing Day – Have a Rest

Christmas Day brought with it a rather splendid snow fall (just as it is supposed to) ... time now to put your feet up with a good book and a cup of coffee/tea

2017-12-26T10:24:52+00:00Tuesday, December 26, 2017|

Now the Days get Longer

11:28 am Thursday 21 December is the exact time of the Winter Solstice after which the daylight hours gradually increase day by day until suddenly it will be spring. Something to celebrate. "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a [...]

2017-12-20T14:19:36+00:00Thursday, December 21, 2017|

High Water (still)

Back in May there were bad floods around the island - waters are still high over six months later due to summer long attempts to lower levels back in the Great Lakes, in fact they have been rising again in the past week or two. Sony RX10m3 camera lens 80mm ISO 100 1/500s [...]

2017-12-09T18:02:12+00:00Wednesday, December 6, 2017|

Featured Photographs – Coming January 2018

This is by way of being another experiment ... At the end of December, which is getting closer, we will have successfully completed a year of 52 weekly "Gardening with Wildlife" posts. Elsewhere, I have a dedicated photography website (actually a subdomain of this one) where a small number of individual photographs that we [...]

2017-11-24T08:22:25+00:00Tuesday, November 21, 2017|

Garden digiscoping part 2 – red birds

This follows yesterday's post. One of the problems about digiscoping is that the depth of field at the extreme magnifications it gives you tends to be very shallow and so, given that you use manual focusing on the scope for each picture (all camera automation in that regard is lost) it can be tricky to [...]

2017-11-21T15:29:06+00:00Tuesday, July 23, 2013|

A better balanced digiscoping outfit

A couple of weeks ago I posted some details about the new digiscoping rig that I have invested in ready for retirement when I could have the the potential of seven day a week birding and wildlifing (it isn't going to happen - I do have other things in my life) ... since when, it has [...]

2013-07-22T19:02:36+00:00Monday, July 22, 2013|

High summer in the garden

Boiling hot today - 32degC with a humidex of >40degC so only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun ... but we do, albeit with frequent excuses to come indoors for five minutes air-conditioned sanity. The dogwood "wall" needed some trimming back so that I could squeeze behind it and remove [...]

2017-11-21T15:33:37+00:00Sunday, July 14, 2013|

Philipsburg Bird Sanctuary

We are doing a lot of renovation and upgrading work at the BPQ bird sanctuary at Philipsburg about 90 minutes drive south of here near the US border. Last weekend we were doing some trail mapping and I took the opportunity to snatch a few short video clips ... I hasten to add that these [...]

2013-07-07T12:19:22+00:00Sunday, July 7, 2013|

Upping the optical ante …

Some years ago before investing in "big" cameras, i used to take most of my bird pictures by the technique of digiscoping - essentially using a spotting scope as a super-telephot lens by sticking a small digital camera over the eyepiece.  Often very successful too.  Sadly, the cameras that made this possible were overtaken by [...]

2013-07-02T15:49:07+00:00Tuesday, July 2, 2013|