Dear reader… now that I have your attention thanks to this lovely Northern Flicker, I have a few changes to announce: After much reflection, I have decided that, although you will definitely continue seeing posts on this blog relatively regularly, they will be far less frequent than before. But fear not! When I have a longer story to tell or photo album to publish, you will see it here first!
From now own, most single photos will be posted to my Facebook photography page or my Instagram account. I would therefore strongly urge you to “like” one (or both!) of these to stay informed about my latest photos. And I am also working on setting up my own website over the summer and hope to be ready to launch it in earnest by the end of the summer. So… I look forward to continue interacting with you here, on my future website or on Facebook/Instagram:
Northern Flicker (female) | Pic flamboyant | Colaptes auratus cafer: Taken May 21, 2016, in Ambleside Park, West Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 800 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/500), cropped for composition. Not baited, called in or set up.
Bufflehead (male) | Petit Garrot | Bucephala albeola: Taken on the pond at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada, on April 16, 2016, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 400 | 500mm | f/6.3 | 1/1600, cropped for composition). Not baited, called in or set up.
Mew Gull (winter plumage) | Goéland cendré | Larus canus brachyrhynchus: Did you know that the Mew Gull is a subspecies of the Common Gull? Most are seen in Asia and Europe, but this particular subspecies is seen on North America’s Pacific coast, including Alaska. Taken on October 21, 2015, in Ambleside Park, West Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (ISO 640 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/800, cropped for composition). Not baited, called in or set up.
Red-breasted Sapsucker | Pic à poitrine rouge | Sphyrapicus ruber: This individual is most likely a full-fledged adult female, but looks quite “worn” (frazzled, in fact). Thankfully, in spite of the terrible lighting, I was able to capture a few good shots of the sapsucker as it was picking away at the insect found under the moss growing on the tree.
Taken on the path next to the pond in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (both photos: ISO 400 | 250mm | f/6.3 | 1/1600, cropped). Not baited, called in or set up.
- Top: ISO 2500| 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/800, cropped
- Bottom: ISO 1400 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/500, cropped for composition