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Buck Deer in a Snow Storm

This is my favorite photo of a buck deer standing in a snow storm.

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Wolf Pups Naptime

Here are two young timber wolf pups ready for a nap after playing hard all morning!

300mm 1/640 second f8 ISO5000

Wolf Pups Naptime

Wolf Pups Naptime

Cleaning Time!

Two male mallards cleaning themselves as part of their morning routine.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 150 mm.  The shutter speed was set 1/640 second, the aperture was set to f7.1 and the ISO was set to 1250. 

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Mallard Cleaning Time

Mallard Cleaning Time

Pair of Wood Ducks

Here is a pair of wood ducks swimming on the Lake.  These colourful ducks are found in the lakes, streams and rivers of the area.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Canon 70-300 mm lens set at 300 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/800 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set at 640.

Pair of Wood Ducks

Pair of Wood Ducks

First Male Osprey of the Year!

Many of the birds have returned to the Ottawa area. Here is my first photo this year of a male osprey sitting on the nest.  It was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 600 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/1000 second, the aperture was set at F6.3 and the ISO was set to 320.

Male Osprey on Nest in the Spring

Male Osprey on Nest in the Spring

Mallards

The mallards have returned to the area for a couple of weeks now.  They are now pairing up for mating and soon we will see little ducklings all over the place.

Drake Mallard

Drake Mallard

Hen Mallard

Hen Mallard

Whitetail Buck Deer in the Snow Storm

It's spring and the snow has returned today!  I just thought that I would send for one of my favourite winter photographs.  The whitetail buck deer standing in the snow storm.  Enjoy!  

Whitetail Buck Deer in the Snow Storm

Whitetail Buck Deer in the Snow Storm

Drake Wood Duck

It's spring and many of the ducks and other birds are returning to the Ottawa area.  Here is one of the most colourful ducks, the drake wood duck.  He makes his summer home in the lakes, streams and rivers of the area.

Drake Wood Duck

Drake Wood Duck

Manotick Arts Association Spring Show

Come see my latest photographs at my first show of the year!

Robin's Have Returned

Another sign of spring, the robin's have returned.

Male Robin

Male Robin

It's Spring - The Boys are Showing Off!

As signs of spring slowly emerge, the snow melts once again, some days are warmer and the lot of rain.  The male wild turkeys are displaying their tail feathers in a dance to attract the females.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 300 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/400 second, the aperture was set at f6.3 and the ISO was set at 6400 in the low light of the morning.

Male Turkeys Strutt Their Stuff

Male Turkeys Strutt Their Stuff

Portrait of a Young Deer

Yesterday, in the woods off of Eagleson Road I found this young deer searching for food in the early spring.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 300 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/400 second, the aperture was set at f6.3 and the ISO was set at 250 in the early morning light.

Portrait of a Young Deer

Portrait of a Young Deer

Cardinal in a Tree

The cardinal is one of the few birds which stays through the Canadian winter.  This cardinal has wintered well as you can see by his bright red feathers and plump round body.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 500 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/400 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 160.

Cardinal in a Tree

Cardinal in a Tree

Young Buck Deer in the Forest

Captured a young buck whitetail deer looking for food in the winter forest.  Like other wildlife, young deer spend allot of time searching in the winter woods for sometime to eat.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Canon 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set to 1/400 second, the aperture was set to F6.3 and the ISO was to 2500.

Young Whitetail Buck Deer in the Forest

Young Whitetail Buck Deer in the Forest

Young Whitetail Buck Deer Close-up

Young Whitetail Buck Deer Close-up

Green Heron Fishing

The green heron is a small heron found in the waterways of Ontario and Quebec.  He is a avid fisherman seen here on the banks of the Rideau River near Manotick, Ontario.  These photographs were taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set to 1/2000 second, the aperture was set to f8.0 and the ISO was set to 800.

Green Heron Fishing 1

Green Heron Fishing 1

Green Heron Fishing 2

Green Heron Fishing 2

Green Heron Fishing 3

Green Heron Fishing 3

 

Bucks in the Snow

Here are three photographs of whitetail buck deer standing in the snow in the forest.  They are all aware of my presence and are keeping a close eye on me.  These photographs where taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 300 to 500 mm.  The shutter speed was set to 1/800 second, the aperture was set to F6.3 and the ISO ranged from 2500 to 4000 depending on the light available.  All shoots where taken early in the morning, just after sun rise.

Buck in the Snow 1

Buck in the Snow 1

Buck in the Snow 2

Buck in the Snow 2

Buck in the Snow 3

Buck in the Snow 3

Snowy Owl

Here are a couple of snowy owl shoots taken in a field off of Eagleson Road in Ottawa.  Snowy Owl's are beautiful to see early in the morning searching for food.  These photographs where take with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set to 1/400 second, the aperture was set to F6.3 and the ISO was set at 200.

Snowy Owl on Fence Post

Snowy Owl on Fence Post

Snowy Owl in Flight

Snowy Owl in Flight

Wood Ducks

The male wood is one of the most colourful ducks seen in this area.  Their numbers are small, but can be found in the lakes, rivers and streams.  

Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck

Male Wood Duck 2

Male Wood Duck 2

Trouble at the Bird Feeder

Birds have competition for food at the bird feeders.  This red squirrel is having his breakfast on this cold winter morning.  These photographs where taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400 mm lens.  The shutter speed was set to 1/400 second, the aperture was set at f5.6 and the ISO was set to 160.

Some Good in There!

Some Good in There!

That was Good!

That was Good!

Pair of Bucks

Two Whitetail Buck Deer seen in the forest.  These photographs were take with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a 400 mm lens. The shutter speed was set at 1/400 second, the aperture was set at F5.6 and the ISO was set at 2500.

Pair of Bucks

Pair of Bucks

Pair of Bucks 2

Pair of Bucks 2