400mm prime

Stanley Park – Bike Riders (MEC)

In Stanley Park on the trails a shot with my Sigma 400mm of the two bikers riding along. The lighting was perfect.

 

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Supermoon Sunset with vancouver in the background.

Jumped into the car and drove to Jericho near UBC to take some quick shots of the moon (super moon ? blood moon ? ) the MOON. Looking east I could not see it, well that was because with the partial eclipse which was ongoing from the moon rise, it was too under lit by the sun. and looked pale until the sun had set and it became dark enough to really see the moon.

Here are some shots, Jericho / Spanish banks, people getting ready to shoot and some wide angle shots.

I was shooting manual iso 500 – then up to iso 1600 using my sigma 400mm, 105mm f2.5 and 24 f2.8

Manual lens magic. Moon!

moon and super moon

moon and super moon

beach shot

beach shot

people Vancouver and super moon

people Vancouver and super moon

Iona Beach – Close up on Nature Pt.1 – Insects

On Saturday Morning this long weekend I had ventured out to Iona for an early morning hunt and shoot. The Iona Beach Park opens at 8 am, so being early means you have to wait in the car as there is no where to really park outside the park (park your car that is ).

Within the park the number of ducks and waterfowl has decreased from the winter months when migratory birds come to visit the Lower Mainland, but the park is alive, from insects buzzing, to baby geese chasing them and nibbling on grass and swallows and goldfinches flying through the air singing and chirping.

Here is a quick part one of the life i saw in the park, these are mainly insects.

Also check out the link to Sean M – he was doing some amazing macro photography of bugs at the park as well – (his flickr link ).  Always a pleasure to meet a great photographer!

Swallow

Swallow

Flies

Bee

Bee

D-fly 1

D-fly 1

D-fly 2

D-fly 2

Wasp

Wasp

 

Seagull vs Starfish

Over at the Lonsdale Quay as seagull had picked up a starfish and half eaten it with still pulsing tentacles hanging from its mouth. This can definitely be a type of a science fiction or a fantasy monster a bird with tentacles! 🙂

PS. Time to clean the sensor.

 

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BC Ferries Photos

Went out to hunt down some photos of nature, wildlife and managed to get a couple of shots of the BC Ferries, with the Queen of Oak Bay and Queen of Surrey – one was leaving Horseshoe Bay sailing for Nanaimo while the second one was coming in from Gibsons. Attaching a couple of pictures. Both were very visible on the clear sunny day from Whytecliff Park in West Vancouver.

Equipment used Nikon D300s + 400mm Sigma Prime.

Queen of Oak Bay

Queen of Oak Bay

Queen of Surrey

Queen of Surrey