This time of year my taking of nature and wildlife pictures takes a back seat to printing and studio projects. I have been hoping for some northern lights to shoot but no go. I did have a chance to get out the other night to see the meteor shower but never had a camera with me. When I got back home the moon was so clear and bright that I had to take a few quick pictures. Canon 70D, Sigma 150-600, 3200 ISO, 1/250, F9, exposure set at -6 stops under
Working on edits from the bridge shoot the other night. The colors were amazing and with little wind I did a number of time exposures. Would like to do more before winter but not sure how the leaves are going to hold out.
Monday after shooting at St. Mary’s Reservoir for part of the afternoon I came back to the studio to download some images and do some edits. I had supper and thought it would be fun to head to Helen Schuler Nature Center to photograph some of the deer that hang around there and their velvet antlers. I got to the river bottom and started my search. After about ten minutes I found the deer and started to get into position. As I was getting set-up I heard a hawk call from a long ways away. I got a few images of the deer and noticed that the hawk was still calling.
The Yellow-bellied Marmot another subject on my bucket list
Marmot on the look out
I have never written down a bucket list but I do have one or should I say two. Today I found something on one of those lists – a Yellow-bellied Marmot. Some days they seem to get longer as I hear of new subjects that I would like to shoot. The reason that I have two bucket lists is that one list I try to keep realistic. Items on that list are accessible to me in western Canada, like the Yellow-bellied Marmot. On the second list I have items that are crazier like a lion in Africa, Penguins, Tigers, etc.