Category Archives: Photography

GALAPAGOS – Bartolome Island

(This blog about Bartolome Island contains numerous photos which are displayed in a mosaic pattern. Please try clicking on any one of the photos in each of the 3 groups and it should enlarge it and the others if you … Continue reading

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12 Days of Photos from my Galapagos Adventure Dec. 2017 (First Set)

My friend Linda and I had an amazing adventure in early December travelling with James Cowie owner of PhotoTrekkerTours and 11 other guests to Quito and the Galapagos Islands. We took 2 “field trip” each day, going on zodiacs from our catamaran along with a naturalist who explained the geology and the wildlife on the northern and eastern islands. Trails were rough and often steep but there was always a helping hand to assist with our camera gear. I would highly recommend this trip to any photographer wanting to get “up close and personal” with wildlife that you won’t see anywhere else in the world! Continue reading

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12 Days in the Galapagos (Set 2)

We visited the following Islands (San Cristobal, Genovesa, Bartolome, Santa Cruz, Floreana, and Espanola) after leaving Quito, the capital of Ecuador. The flight to San Cristobal was apr. 1000 miles and after reaching that destination, we boarded the Archipell I for the trip of a lifetime…especially for people who love to take nature photos. James Cowie was amazing. He has the perfect disposition and photographic skills to lead his tours to places all over the world.
Here are some more photos that are in no particular order. With 2 adventures a day, which began VERY early, it was hard to limit the number of photos one took. I had over 8000 when I got home! Sorting through them has been a monumental task.
I may add some more in the future. I haven’t posted any pictures of Quito and it is a beautiful city 10,000 feet above sea-level. Continue reading

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Outside My Door

Early last year I was asked to do a presentation at the Oshawa Camera Club. Here is the video I created using photos taken just “Outside My Door”. Continue reading

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A Summer of Beautiful Blooms

It is difficult to realize that summer is drawing to a close as we are still experiencing July-like weather with very warm days and nights and light summer breezes.  Nearly every day is filled with sunshine and some humidity. Perfect growing … Continue reading

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Attracting Baltimore Orioles……My Secret

Since creating my protected areas for birds, I was always hopeful that I could attract Baltimore Orioles. If I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of these elusive birds, it was early in May. My attempts to keep them around my … Continue reading

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Perfect Peonies

On May 28th., I was in Oshawa and luckily had my camera with me.  With 30 minutes to spare before an appointment, I decided to visit the Oshawa Botanical Gardens at the Children’s Arena, 155 Arena St. I realized that … Continue reading

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The Many Colours of Spring

With the warmer weather of the past few weeks, my garden beds have put on a wonderful show of colour. Many of the bulbs that I have planted over the years have multiplied. I add a few new packages of … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo…..So Many Bird Sightings!

The first week of May, especially the 5th (Cinco de Mayo), was an amazing time for bird sightings here on the farm. Following a light rain the night before and welcome summer-like temperatures, I was able to see and to take some photos … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls – The Big Melt

The photos in this post were taken just one month ago when I made a special trip to Niagara Falls to see them in their winter beauty. I had heard that the ice was beginning to melt so I joined … Continue reading

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