Catching up with the marsh

The birds in this post have been nesting on my laptop for a few weeks and I'm finally getting around to sharing them. Over the Canadian May 2-4 weekend I managed two trips to Tiny Marsh and I must say, it was probably the best birding I'll do all year! Tiny Marsh is my go-to... Continue Reading →

Paradise Found – Again

If you've read this blog for a while you know one of my favourite birding destinations, my oasis, my personal paradise, is Tiny Marsh near Georgian Bay in Ontario. I visit the marsh year round and am always fascinated with how much it changes from one visit to the next. Somehow I seem to miss... Continue Reading →

In the Bushes Flashing Birds

In the ideal photography world, your subject would always be posed on something interesting, unobstructed, sidelit by the morning sun, in front of a glorious background, and you'd be shooting with an f/1.8 aperture at all focal lengths. Generally speaking, I loathe on-camera flash. If you're looking for a deer-in-the-headlight look complete with red-eye and... Continue Reading →

Birds and Bokeh

In the world of photography, the use of bokeh is an excellent way to enhance the impact of your subject. Bokeh is a japanese-derived term meaning 'blur' or 'haze', and by having a sharp subject surrounded by bokeh, you minimize distracting elements and draw the viewer's eye to your subject. In order to achieve the... 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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