Month: May 2021

Year in Photos – Week 20

The warm weather this week had me getting outside and getting lots of pictures of spring. I also made the effort to use some other lenses this week instead of my go-to kit lens.

May 10, 2021

This is another multi-picture day. Our cat and dog love the sleep in the sunshine, no matter where it is.

Koka likes to follow the sunlight around the main level. She has managed to turn on the Roomba once while laying on it. Lilo loves the bed and loves it even more if the sun is shining on her spot.

May 11, 2021

We’ve been getting a lot more birds at the feeders and in the backyard this week.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/800 – ISO 800

This European starling was doing its best to remove some of the grubs from the lawn.

May 12, 2021

The cardinals have also been frequent visitors lately.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/400 – ISO 800

This one had just had a meal from the suet feeder and was cleaning off his beak using the top of the fence.

May 13, 2021

Our front yard is starting to look a lot nicer now that the flowers are starting to bloom

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 200

This tulip is part of the Canada 150 batch from a few years ago. It starts out yellow, but will eventually bloom white with red markings closer to the centre.

May 14, 2021

The Laurel Creek Conservation Area is looking greener as things warm up.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 67mm – f5.0 – 1/60 – ISO 200

The fiddleheads were up and unfurling. If you can get these in the store, they are quite good when fried with a little butter.

May 15, 2021

I set out early this morning to walk the trails of the Laurel Creek Conservation Area. My goal was to get as many wildlife pictures as possible.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/50 – ISO 640

I’m pretty sure they know when I’m coming with my camera, because aside from this rabbit and a few birds, I didn’t see much. It was still a nice walk before the trails got too busy.

May 16, 2021

I decided to take another chance with the wildlife and ventured to the Schneider’s Bush and Musselman Woods. I carried my big telephoto lens mounted to the tripod for 6.5 kms in the hopes for some wildlife.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/160 – ISO 800

While I didn’t have any luck with the four legged kind of wildlife, I did see this small nest of tent caterpillars. I’ll be going back to these woods again as they offered some unique opportunities for more photos.

Year in Photos – Week 19

May 3, 2021

In April, I started the first of six courses towards become a Certified Asset Management Professional. This is the first post-secondary style course I have taken in nearly 15 years.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/60 – ISO 250

Textbook readings, quizzes, and assignments each week have kept me pretty busy when I’m not working.

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Year in Photos – Week 18

I am very late (8 days) with this post as it’s been a hectic couple of weeks with a sick dog, work, and other things. Hopefully I can get caught up soon!

April 26, 2021

I had just gotten up and noticed a bright full moon that was about to set behind the houses across the street.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/200 – ISO 200
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