A few weeks ago Bill asked if I wanted to get into Photography. He has mentioned it a few times over the past year, but I was undecided. You all know that Bill is the photographer and I am the 'binocular' gal. I find all the birds and Bill captures them, and I was happy with that. I often thought of photography but knew I would never be able to handle the weight of Bill's camera to catch those small birds. He gave me a few suggestions for lenses, something lighter, we went and looked at one and made the purchase.
So last weekend, we went up to Hamilton/Burlington/Oakville area, and I had my first attempt at photography. I must say, watching someone else it looks fairly easy, but it's not! It took a bit to be able to hold the camera up without shaking too much, focus and shoot. It wasn't bad when shooting along the lake edge because you are crouched down and the camera was low, but flight shots etc, it will take sometime. I think I need to lift some weights, to strengthen my arms! There is so much still to learn as I am just beginning.
Although I took tons of pictures and a lot were blurry, I did mange to capture some pretty good ones. Here are the ones I took:
Mallard (male) in the morning sunlight -
Mute swan - isn't the sunlight gorgeous against the swan?
This was taken yesterday, a Great Horned owl with an owlet.
So what do you think, not bad for my first attempt eh?
Okay, now onto some amazing photos from Bill.
This first one of the Eagles, was taken along Lake St. Clair back in February. We had a bit of a thaw, so the ice was breaking up and they were floating down river. On one of our outings we spotted eagles flying above and they landed on this floating ice.
Next up, we have a pair of cardinals. These were taken in our backyard after a snowfall.
This was taken up on Oakville last weekend. Mute Swan.
Northern Harrier Hawk - male - also known as 'the grey ghost'
Northern Harrier Hawk - female
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I will be back soon with some pictures from our trip to Algonquin Provincial Park in Feb.
Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day!