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Monday, August 31, 2009

Bird of prey

Another picture of the same bird shown on my main page. The pictures were taken with a telephoto lens through a chain link fence.

Old Grave

A grave site from years past. A very interesting place to visit at Silver Islet.

Duck on the Water

Another favorite duck picture. This was taken from about 20 feet using a telephoto lens. The light was just right to highlight the head

The Monarch

The Monarch seemed late this year, maybe the cold weather had something to do with it. This is a small monarch from Aug of this year.

Almost ready

This little roadside flower is almost ready to open. I like the out of focus edges and background.

Not even a name

As hard as I`ve tried this lake doesn`t seem to have a name. I bushwacked about 1000 feet off the main trail with the help of my gps to find this little lake. Does the dead tree add or take away from the picture. I sort of like it.

Old wood

So much detail in such a plain subject.

Almost Done

It has served its purpose, it is dead, it is ready to fall, yet it holds my interest with all it has to offer.

Niagara of the North


Kakabeka Falls, a 130 foot drop on the Kaministiquia River near Thunder Bay. One never gets tired of watching the falls and hearing the river roar

Lake Superior

A Favorite view of Lake Superior taken from Perry Bay. The distant shore line, left side, would be Isle Royale about 19 miles away.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Surprise capture


I was interested in the flower but got a little more than that. A little spider and what appears to be some small flies.

Staring me down


From early May 2005 this young guy had no intention of moving. We stared at each other for a good 10 min before I had had enough.

Fisherman at sunset


Almost a post card perfect shot. This was taken at Lake Marie Louise one evening in June of 2003.I learned a few months later that the fisherman was my younger brother. What are the odds? I showed him the picture one day and he said he remembered seeing me on the shore taking pictures!

Duckling

There are always ducks moving around the dock at Lake Marie Louise. This is one of my favorites. Taken June 16, 2006.

Great Gery Owl



Back in the winter of 2005, there was an abundance of the grey owl's in our area. I spend countless hours driving and walking through the snow in search of them. Chippewa Park was a common sighting area. I captured this one from about 120 feet. He is just a little one as they grow to about 3 feet high.

T-Harbour

A view of T-Harbour from the top of The Giant. To give a little more perspective, T-Harbour is approx 1.12 Km tip to tip. This shot is from about 950 above the lake! It was a bit of an overcast day, I would like to make another trip for better pictures. Someday.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Camping Trip


Ten days have come & gone. Our camping trip was way too short. There were so many more things I would have like to have done. Here are some pics from our time away,

This nice buck liked the group site, he seemed to always be there. Tough to get close for a good picture.







A funny little doe, she followed me around for quite some time, even while riding my bike.











A view from the Head of the Giant. The trip was completed with Jennifer, Kimberly, Ron and Shadow. Not a very good picture, I need to pay more attention to my equipment. A dirty lens really degraded the picture. Not to mention that when changing batteries the camera defaults to a lower resolution?








A second visit to Rita Lake, complete with wet feet, to show Wendy the Pitcher Plant. A real meat eater that traps insects and dissolves them for food. The ground was very soggy.









And as always I seem to find new mushrooms and plants to look at.







































An old wooden culvert. We did a walk on the Sawyer Bay trail to the Sawbill Lake trail to see this old culvert. It was removed and left after the construction of a new walk bridge across a creek. Still in pretty good shape. They don't make em like that any more.









I was sitting by the camp fire one afternoon, minding my own business. There was a constant banging sound that was loud and becoming rather annoying. At first I thought it was some kid playing in the next site. But to my surprise it was a Pileated Woodpecker, an uncommon site within the camping area. You can often hear them pecking in the distance and their squak is unmistakable. I was able to get a couple pictures, this being the best.




Went for a ride Thursday to explore a couple of small lakes. My goal is to get a picture of every lake in Sleeping Giant Park. A huge task but I'm getting there. This is Roadside Lake. A short gps walk off the highway.










This is Grassy Lake located near Silver Islet. It is visible from the road.











A small lake just up the road to the Thunder Bay Lookout. Hopefully some of these will make it to Google Earth. All the ones tagged "bwkre" are mine.