Monday, November 26, 2012

Attempt 2

It has been decided, I try again for 500 species of birds and mammals next year, with a more organized attempt in order. This time it should be good. I tried for 500 birds+mammals this year, however I got nowhere close, thus, the second attempt. More on this to come later, stay tuned.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fiery waters

Haven't had much time for blogging lately or for photography either; hopefully more time will be coming my way shortly. In the meantime, though, here is a shot back from August, when I went camping for a couple days at Kikomun Creek Provincial Park in British Columbia.

I had just been finishing up for the day and was preparing to row my raft back to shore when I began to drift close to one of the juvenile loons and an adult. Seeing as there was still some light, I decided to just carry on drifting and see what happened. I soon got close enough to the young loon to start snapping away and the result you can see above. With the sun setting, a golden light was cast across the lake and absolutely lit up the yellow reeds on the far shore. The reflection of these reeds made a fiery backdrop that helped balance out the dull colors of the young loon and created a favorite shot for me. Hope you enjoyed it as well.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Looks like I'm stuck

Well, it looks like I am nowhere near achieving the always distant yet hoped for goal of 500 species of birds this year, perhaps I will put a more serious effort in next year and call it quits early this year. I had always known 500 for me would be next to impossible but I had hoped for at least 400 and not the 320 range I am in right now.