Staying home can be a good thing some days. March 4, 2018 saw me needing to get out and take some pictures and after a huge dump of snow the river bottom seemed like a good place that was close enough to home to get to.
Writing on Stone can be a hot and dry place in the summer but winter is usually cold and dry, not this winter. With all the crazy snow that we have gotten it looks more like a part of Alaska than southern Alberta.
Was heading down to camp for a couple days but the campground is not accessible as there is so much snow so just spend part of a day there.
A nice frost, some remaining snow and of course the thousands of geese that winter over at Henderson Lake.
Most times I am the weird one, okay maybe that is what this owl is trying to figure out. His head would follow the lens as it rotated.
I have to say off the start that I am as guilty as anybody. So what is it that I am guilty of? Well I am guilty of the “Waterton syndrome”, the feelings or thoughts that the only place to go in southern Alberta is to Waterton. That if you cannot get to Waterton that you should stay home. Now I do LOVE Waterton, I love the mountains and the animals. I love all the scenery from tiny flowers to huge waterfalls but when I am honest with myself I am doing a great disservice to the other places in Southern Alberta.
This Gopher is going to get a REAL shock. His front door is located on the side of a huge dirt pile that they piled up last fall. He has great views but the pile will only be there for a short time.
I have been trying to get out camping all winter and nothing. Have gone out to take pictures of wildlife and again nothing. Was so happy the other day that I saw some wildlife appear, saw an eagle, some hawks, some waterfowl and yes some gophers.
The weather outside is frightful, but at least someone thinks that spring is coming soon. Goldeneyes starting mating dance and battles. Was so nice to get out shooting today even with it being -10!
Going a little crazy stuck inside in the strange weather that we have been having so am looking back over some pictures from the past year..
Sigma 150-600 @ 360mm
Help to identify birds
If you have ever been out shooting with me you know my skills at bird identification is a little off. I know a few – Canada Geese, Robin, Crow and maybe a couple more but really that is it. This post is from 2015 and the program works AMAZING!!
I was sent this link by one of my clients to help identify bird species. I gave it a try and was very impressed!! It did miss a couple different birds, but I’m not sure if it was the type of photo I was trying to use or if the birds are not in the database yet. I was able to identify several different birds that I had photographed over the past couple months. I thought I knew what they were and this programmed confirmed my suspicions on one, and corrected me on the other.
Give it a try and let me know what you think?