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Catching Some Rays

Two turtles sunning themselves on a rock near Kemptville, Ontario.

Catching Some Rays

Catching Some Rays

Loon Fishing

A common loon fishing on the river.

Loon Fishing

Loon Fishing

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

A mallard hen takes her 11 ducklings out for a swim.

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Mother and her 11 Ducklings

Wood Duck Swimming

A wood duck swimming up the river.

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Loon Fishing

A common loon swimming and fishing on the river.

Common Loon

Common Loon

More Species of Ducks

More species of ducks arriving on the river.

Bufflehead Ducks

Bufflehead Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Common Merganser Ducks

Ring-necked Duck

This is the first I have seen this type of duck in the river. I believe this is a ring-necked duck.

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Cormorant Takeoff

A cormorant using her feet to gain enough speed to takeoff.

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Green Heron

Green heron catches breakfast!

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Hog's Back Falls

Water rushing over the falls at Hog’s Back in Ottawa.

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Mother and Duckling

A mother mallard and her duckling swimming down the river.

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Canada Geese are back

Thousands to Canada geese landed on the frozen river behind my house last night.

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Cormorant Take-Off

Here is a cormorant paddling hard on his take-off.

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Cormorant Take-Off

Cormorant Take-Off

Female Wood Duck Swimming

Female wood duck swimming on Mud Lake in Ottawa.

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Female Wood Duck Swimming

Female Wood Duck Swimming

Great Blue Heron Take-off

A great blue heron takes off from the riverbank, his feet trailing in the water.  Herons are great fishing birds, they spend a lot of time standing near the shores of rivers and lakes watching carefully for fish and the right moment to strike.

This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D Mark II camera and a Sigma 150-600 mm lens set at 225 mm.  The shutter speed was set for 1/1600 second, the aperture was set to f6.3 and the ISO was set to 800.

 

Great Blue Heron Take-off

Great Blue Heron Take-off

Lake of Two Rivers

In the early morning, a calm is seen over the Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park.  This photograph was taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 camera. The shutter speed was set at 1/200 second, the aperture was set at F5.0 and the ISO was set to 80.

Lake of Two Rivers

Lake of Two Rivers

Fall Stream

December no snow on the ground and no ice on the streams.  Looks like a green Christmas this year but it's time to enjoy our family and friends as we celebrate the Season.  Here is a recent photography of a small stream near North Gower.  This photograph was taken with my Canon 7D camera and a Canon 70-300 mm lens set at 70 mm.  The shutter speed was set at 1/100 second, the aperture was set at f16 and the ISO was set at 640.

Fall Stream

Fall Stream