Category Archives: Nature

Moon

A friend of mine in the neighbourhood brought my attention to the fabled “supermoon” last summer. Since that time, I have been struggling to capture a decent image of the Earth’s tag-along. I began with images of the full moon – but sadly, the details of the surface were hard to resolve …

Landing Pad

Macro shots are always fascinating as they really show things that we don’t normally see due to their small size. I was North of Belleville and taking photos in a beautiful garden, trying to capture bees and dragonflies. In my quest to capture the insects, I started noticing how awesome …

Humm-Zinger

Last year, I took a few photos of hummingbirds at a resort in Algonquin Park. While they were all right, I wasn’t particularly happy with them, since my goal was to get a nice, sharp image of the bird with it’s wings extended. This year, I was at a cottage, …

Lightly Perched

My two girls and I decided to hike one of our favourite trails in Algonquin Park: the Centennial Ridges Trail. It’s a fairly long and challenging hike (approximately 10K) which reaches a beautiful lookout over Whitefish Lake. Along one point of the trail, there is a beaver pond, with a …

Alert

Chipmunks are everywhere; they can also be pests (thanks to human interference) – but it’s hard to deny how cute they are. Chipmunks always remind me of camping (specifically, one of my favourite camping trips with my uncle), and it’s nice to see them running around whenever I am in …

Taste Test

I hadn’t hiked the Beaver Pond Trail in Algonquin Park for quite some time, so when my wife agreed to this trail as our destination for a quick hike before meeting up with friends, I was interested to see what had changed. Along the way, various insects were busy at work, so …

Chipmunking Around

Hiking any trail in Algonquin Park is a rewarding experience. Critters like this Chipmunk can be found scurrying about – but sometimes you luck out and manage to find one standing still enough for you to get close and actually focus!

Mind Yourself

In Algonquin Park this year, there were a family of loons on Canisbay Lake. My wife and I paddled in close to observe them and then went back to shore. Of course, I had forgotten to bring my camera with me for that trip. Shortly after we landed, I couldn’t …

Eye In the Sky

There is a green space near my house that is cut off from most of the light sources in the city. It’s a great place to take photos of the sky at night since there is very little interference. To have such an ideal place to shoot allows for some …

Ladybug

I captured this image shortly after I received a new lens for my birthday. Ladybugs are always a striking target, with their bright shells and the various markings on their backs and faces. While I would love to do this over with an extension tube, I was quite happy with how …

Twisted Climber

Wandering around San Francisco will never disappoint. While I am fond of taking photos looking up the trunks of mast-straight trees, sometimes I find something a bit more interesting in terms of shape. It’s amazing how such tall things can look so oddly delicate. I enjoyed taking this photo, particularly …

Art Imitates Life

I have always loved spiders and their webs. On top of the incredible properties of spider’s silk, the design of the webs is elegant and beautiful. I captured this image at the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. This one particular angle really highlighted how some …