Red-tailed Hawk Hunting

During a warmer than seasonable Sunday in December, it was high time to get out for a local hike. Of course my go-to spot for this is along the Etobicoke Creek. I often skip bringing the camera and just enjoy what I see along the way, but I had been reading some advanced photography tips... Continue Reading →

Some local graffiti art

On a bike ride near home one day I spotted some rather impressive graffiti in an area where city staff don't bother to paint over it. I was so impressed that I went back a second time with the camera to capture some of this great work. I can't read all the text but regardless,... Continue Reading →

Etobicoke Creek with a 50

Getting ready to go for a fall hike along the creek, I would normally get my backpack ready with a range of lenses, and head out. This time, I decided to use a minimalist approach, and left the bag behind. Armed with only a camera and one 50mm prime lens (ie only one focal length),... Continue Reading →

Snowy local winter walk

Watching the Toronto news yesterday, I noticed a lot of time was devoted to covering the first blast of winter we received in the city. Viewer submitted YouTube videos were shown, first hand eyewitness accounts were shared, and who knows, they may even have had forensic reports on the matter, I don't know for sure,... Continue Reading →

Saturday outing to Sam Smith Park

What a great Easter holiday! Yesterday's outing was great and today's trip to Sam Smith just added to an already great weekend. At Sam Smith today the weather was great (unseasonably warm), and the birds were pleased about it. The birding season is not yet at a high point, but it didn't make the day... Continue Reading →

The Old Man and the Tree

If Ernest Hemingway were writing this blog, things would be a lot different. Recalling today's excursion, he might have described the scent of the blossoms, the texture of the ground, and how he crawled on hands and knees, ever so slowly, not making a sound, to get closer to the subject of his curiosity. Then... Continue Reading →

Save our Boreal Birds

Spring is well underway! Trees are sprouting leaves and blooms, and with this transition come new species of birds as they either return to Southern Ontario to breed, or continue further north to their boreal forest breeding grounds. Compared to just a week ago, there's an obvious increase of species in town. Today during another... Continue Reading →

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