Monthly Archives: July 2011

Round and delicious,,,,if you’re bovine.

Taken this morning on my way to the dump these are a pretty common sight around here this time of year.
Not my kind of chow but then…..I’m glad it’s theirs.
ALL comments welcomed.


Posted by on July 23, 2011 in Uncategorized


1st Landscape pano posted anywhere.

It may not be perfect but it’s my first posted pano since I acquired the software.
I like it slightly better than what comes with E 8 but it’s all very personal.
This was taken the other evening from the door of our tiny 14 foot 44 year old camper.
We are alone on the lake save 1 other local that and will be there most of the summer.
It’s public land but not that well known….lucky for us!
We go down when we have a day off and fish or relax.
Lots of fun.
P.S. For anyone wanting to try a panorama it’s easy and this software is free.
It’s called Hugin Panorama Stitcher.


Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Uncategorized


I’m hiding….bet you can’t see me !

Grabbed a shot of this Northern Flicker ( I think ) as he hopped about looking for worms.
They don’t seem to like seeds but love worms.
They’re pretty shy and it’s always a challenge to get them on film.


Posted by on July 20, 2011 in Uncategorized


Powerful in the air and on the ground.

This hawk swooped down this morning and grabbed one of our birds.
We don’t know which one and perhaps it was a squirrel….hope so.
He stood there eating it, unafraid of anything in HIS world and looked around..just to be sure.
Unfortunately my dog saw him and IMMEDIATELY made a run for him and the hawk took off…dinner in the mouth.
NOW unfortunately all the birds are terrified and I wonder how long the effect of this predator will last at our feeders.
Sadly, I suppose perhaps we unwittingly played into the hawk’s hands ( talons ) but providing a place where HIS prey congregate.
Nothing to do…nature will have it’s way.
If anyone knows from the picture what kind of hawk this is please write it on the page.

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Posted by on July 18, 2011 in Uncategorized


Jack saw him before I did…..thus the mediocre pic

Fortunately my dog Jack saw this moose….Unfortunately he saw it before I saw it and not in time to get a PURRRFECT picture of it….but sometimes you have to be happy with what you DID get.
We see a fair amount here but APPARENTLY they know when I’m out and about with the Canon and hide.
This was just a young’un…..didn’t know the tradition and exposed himself ( herself maybe ).
This was taken a few metres from my house.


Posted by on July 17, 2011 in Uncategorized


Humour…..but the picture is moving

This is a video I made about a week ago one evening trying to view/download a free Photoshop video.
I don’t want to spoil it so please have a look and let me know what you think.
If you like it feel free to pass it on.
Ironically I couldn’t post it on Youtube…so my son did it for me, as you will see in the description.
I will post a humour picture another time but in view of recent events at the forum with my problems it seemed appropriate,
Enjoy….at my expense.

P.S. I HOPE posting this link doesn’t break any rules but if it does please just remove it…no hard feelings.

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Posted by on July 16, 2011 in Uncategorized


Self Portrait

Went out yesterday…my only day off in a LONG time…and decided to go geocaching….if you don’t know what it is go here…
It’s a sort of adult hide and seek with a gps…lots of fun, free and they ‘re everywhere around the world.
Even tiny towns like where I live have lots.
We did it with our kids and anyone who wants to join us for a walk in the woods.
Met some muggles while I was at the cache and they kindly took my picture for me.
Pine and Sumac in the background as well as a small deep lake called Ink Lake.


Posted by on July 16, 2011 in Uncategorized