Posts Tagged "nature detail"

Solitary Canada Goose at Wanuskewin

Posted by on 28. December 2012 in Wanuskewin Park | Comments Off on Solitary Canada Goose at Wanuskewin

Solitary Canada Goose at Wanuskewin

Solitary Canada Goose on the banks of Opimihaw Creek. Canada Geese nest in the vicinity of Wanuskewin and can be seen almost all year round (except in the middle of winter when any open water and South Saskatchewan River are frozen solid) . I photographed this goose in early May along the Opimihaw creek running through the park. Vegetation was still brown and I like how brown shoots of grass frame the bird. Back to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park photo gallery.  

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Richardson’s ground squirrel at Wanuskewin

Posted by on 26. December 2012 in Wanuskewin Park | Comments Off on Richardson’s ground squirrel at Wanuskewin

Richardson’s ground squirrel at Wanuskewin

Richardson ground squirrel at Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon Better known under the common name ‘gopher’, ground squirrels were named after the Scottish naturalist Sir John Richardson. They prefer prairie habitat with short grass so they can betters see predators. And there are many: coyotes, foxes, hawks. This fellow had a burrow right beside the Wanuskewing Park interpretive centre. I placed my tripod downhill from where the animal was grazing, to be able to take the image at the same level. When photographing small critters, whether they are animals or children, they look...

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Photography field trip to Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

Posted by on 21. October 2012 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Photography field trip to Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

Photography field trip to Cranberry Flats Conservation Area

Last week I led an outdoor photography field trip for members of the Saskatoon Nature Society. We had a very good turnout – 17 people showed up. The weather was great; blue skies with interesting clouds greeted us upon arrival, with a bit of cloud cover later on in the evening. Although we did not get a spectacular sunset, a soft light from overcast skies allowed us to focus on details in nature. I took the group down to the banks of South Saskatchewan River to work in the area with a lot of interesting patterns created by water erosion of sandy beaches. A few ravens kept us company...

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Outdoor and nature photography workshop at Shekinah Centre – participant images

Posted by on 4. October 2012 in Blog / Journal, Workshops | Comments Off on Outdoor and nature photography workshop at Shekinah Centre – participant images

Outdoor and nature photography workshop at Shekinah Centre – participant images

The outdoor and nature photography workshop at Shekinah Retreat Centre was  a great success. A full slate of ten people showed up and patiently listened while I was presenting the introductory tutorials. Here is what some of the participants have to say about their experience: – “Thank you for the very educational Photo Workshop…. I learned so much…. just wish my brain could retain all of it. Everything was wonderful, the relaxed class room time, the supper, my only regret is that we didn’t have more time to practise shooting what we learned.” –...

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Meet Your Neighbours photo gallery

Posted by on 27. July 2012 in Blog / Journal, Conservation, News & Events | Comments Off on Meet Your Neighbours photo gallery

Meet Your Neighbours photo gallery

I posted a new gallery with sample images from the Meet Your Neighbours photography project that I have been contributing to over the last two years. Meet Your Neighboursis an international environmental photography initiative, created by Niall Benvie and Clay Bolt in 2009. Aim of the program is to encourage appreciation of common plants and animals in our neighbourhoods, species that often get overlooked. Each subject is photographed on location in a field studio with minimal disturbance. The photographs were made in partnership with the Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan and Nature...

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